yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
Merci à Yan pour cette bouteille qui faisait l’objet d’une longue convoitise de ma part. Robe couleur prune, presque violette. Peu de mousse, bien entendu. la voie est libre pour que se libèrent après toute cette attente en bouteille, des arômes de fruits noirs, de raisins secs, de cassonade. On sent les vestige de l’alcool français et malgré les 17% d’alcool, c’est le fruit séché qui domine. La persistance des saveurs en bouche est ce qui m’a le plus étonné. Les saveurs sont courtes. La bière ne manque aucunement de corps pour autant, mais les saveurs meurent rapidement pour laisser place à un sucre infini qui enrobe mes joues après s’être déposé sur mes lèvres. Heureusement que l’effervescence allège l’ensemble. Très bon barleywine dont le nom fait plus de bruits à mes oreilles que de WOW dans ma bouche. ebone1988 (1973) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2017
At the Barleywine event. B2. Aroma is caramel, toffee, barrel, cognac, amazing. Appearance is amber brown, clear, light brown head. Taste is sweet, barrel, cognac, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, sweet. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, cognac and caramel aftertaste. Overall, it’s great. nickd717 (4707) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle at a tasting - thanks, Kevin! Dark brown color with a small khaki head. Big aroma. Lots of toffee, some ’gnac, roast, molasses. Sweet, hot flavor, dark fruits, vinous notes, roast. Full bodied and low carb, fairly hot which is expected. Intense! aleigator (945) - GERMANY - JAN 7, 2017
A deal with the devil b2
Pours a dark ember red-brown colored beer, together with a slowly uprising bubbly, beige head, which then disappears all too soon. After swirling the beer, its thickness becomes obvious at the glass, revealing slick alcohol legs, reminding me of drinking a Whiskey.
Complex on the nose, not defined by an overly present barrel though. A vivid, multi layered fruit note mingles perfectly into caramel malts, evoking dried plums, raisins, fermenting grapes and red apples. A toasty nut quality sets itself atop of the malts, soothed by a flowery note. Way lighter on the nose than its abv indicates, due to its awesome balance.
Drinks utmost silk, with a nice creaminess to it, complex and rich, creating a long lasting, awesomly well balanced firework on my palate, with a warming ending.
Tastes of a glazed caramel maltiness, spiced up by matured, gently bitter hops, creating a dried, sugared orange flavor. Ripe figs, dipped into bakers chocolate and wild honey, enriched by sweet cold pressed coffee get completed by a warming raisin, pepper and clove spiciness. Finishes soft, slighty oaken, with a jammy raspberry and juice grape fruitiness, coated by caramel.
A wonderfull sipper. Its not at all over the top/boozy/hot as I expected it to be - instead this showcases an incedible, well nuanced depth of flavors and aromas, which beautifully respond to each other. Another highlight is its mouthfeel. Many Barleywines tend to have a thinner, unpleasant mouthfeel, this does certainly not. It is silk and soft, almost a little creamy, reminding me of having a warming scoop of caramel ice cream. hackobock (4045) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2017
January 5, 2017. Bottle, batch #2, December 2014, received in a trade with tom10101, thanks!
AdmiralVernon (1196) - SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2017
Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet malty and fruity with caramel, toffee, dark sugars, prunes, figs, raisins, cognac.
Taste is sweet malty, dried fruity, smooth warming notes. Full bodied, smooth small bubble carbonation, oily texture. Finish is sweet caramel, toffee, figs, raisins, prunes, warming cognac, hints of oak.
Great one, nice blend of malt and dried fruits and well hidden alcohol.
A: Deep brown coloured with a light brown head that dissapates fast N: Fresh figs, dates, cognac, raisins T: Sweet dried fruits, hint of coffee, deep barrel flavours O: Wow! Sweet sticky mouthfeel! Very nice one! Christos (5860) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2016
(Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine) Bottle 750ml at home, New Years Eve beer, served into a snifter.
Dark brown colour on the body, small and thin beige head, low retention.
Aroma of malts, dark fruits, cognac, wood, alcohol, vanilla, marmalade.
Taste is sweet with malts, alcohol, vanilla, dark fruits, red fruits, marmalade, wood, little bit of cognac.
Thick body, soft carbonation.
Great sipper. Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Batch 1 bottle. Dark reddish brown. Short initial head. Aroma is oxidised, raisin, orange peel, blackcurrant. Taste is deep brown sugar, dark fruit, chocolate, barrel. Drinkability is better than expected. Very nice. Svartvit (630) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle shared at deanso’s. Pours a dark brown/red with a small white head. Sweet caramel malts, red fruits, toffee. Heavy sweet, light bitter. bytemesis (8587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle, batch 1, thanks to Ben! Pours clear reddish chestnut, medium creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is rich malty dark sugars, dates, molasses, brandy. Flavor is pretty sweet, light plus bitter, rich and decadent. Full body, rich creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly not hot. This is a sipper, and a dangerous one.