koleminer20 (3845) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. 750 mL bottle, batch 1. The pour is a dark brown with some good garnet hints poking through. There is a good mocha colored head that sticks around beautifully. The aroma is great. There is a wonderful roasty male and bright molasses with a solid vanilla. The cognac sweetness is coming through awesomely on the back end. The flavor is equally excellent. Light floral hops and dark fruits are awesome. There is a decent boozy heat on the back end, but the cognac sweetness really helps cut it. The mouth feel is thick and chewy with a great carbonation. This is like drinking a delicious egg nog or thin yogurt. The aftertaste is lingeringly sweet and fruity. Just amazing. beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle for bday from dan. Pours is super Amber, cloudy. Aroma is super dark fruits, sweet, smooth. Taste is sweet, smooth, boozy, but no burn. I would never guess the abv, it is super well hidden. This is really good barleywines. Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle...Pour is brown with a light tan head...Nose is hop spice, oak, roast, cognac..Taste is roast, old hop, spice, stale, spice.. kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Umm, wow is this good. Quite possibly the best barleywine I’ve had. Huge sweet molasses taste. Drinks like a fine Cognac. I’d actually fork over $35 per bottle any day for this. Tons of dark fruit taste. Absolutely no sour notes, which is wonderful. Sometimes you get that from barrels. I’m not really sure what else to say, but WOW!!! drowland (8955) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Amber pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Nice aroma, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, balanced with with cognac. Good flavor, smooth, malty, a little toasty nutty aspect, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, cognac. Tasty.
Bule (2240) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
750ml bottle of Batch 2 Dec 2014 bottling. Pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Full flavor of malt and toffee. Cognac flavor is so easy going and the high ABV is hidden well. Some plum fruitiness and a little pepper.
cernjoh (183) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Wow ... poured 2014 batch 2 from a bottle into a snifter. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel, raisens, and prunes. Appearance is a hazy golden brown. Reminds me of a cloudy maple syrup. Taste is outstanding. Has just the right sweetness paired with caramel and dark fruits.The palate is creamy and viscous going down very smooth. Excellent mouth feel. The high abv is well hidden in flavor but not in impact. A great beer and wish I had more of this. I highly recommend this English Style Barleywine. Cheers! jacobrm (39) - - JUL 1, 2015
Wow so think. So smooth and sweet.
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Shared bottle by a friend. Poured an chesnut Brown to dark Amber clear colour with a slight off head. Notes of sweet caramel malts, barley, burned caramel, raisins, oak, figs, slight subtile cognac notes, taste is incredibly thick. Lots of cognac with a bit sticky mouthfeel. Very complex. Incredible. Not dominated by the barrel. Lovely! TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
22 oz bottle consumed at my 8th and possibly last US Open/Father’s Day weekend barleywine tasting. Deep crimson brown with beige froth. Nose is caramel, brandy, raisin and dates. Sticky medium to full body with a buzz. Taste is brandy, caramel, raisin, oak and citrus peel. Simple base brew allows the cognac to shine.