Ungstrup (38383) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2007
Draft at the Gettysburg location, July 2006. A pitch balack beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic combined with notes of roasted malt and prunes. The flavor is malty with notes of bourbon, fruit, and chocolate, leading to a dry chocolaty end. Not your standard barley wine, but nice. Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Draft at abc. Murky brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of vanilla, toasted butterscotch. Taste is sweet vanilla, bourbob, chocolate. Boozy and sweet. chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2006
On tap at Gettysburg location, July 2006. Quite an unusual barley wine. Very dark, almost black - could have been a stout or a porter. Big fruit aroma - prunes and plums to the fore. Fruity and rich on the palate with fat, chewy malts and a surprising dash of chocolate and liquorice. Less hop character than most US barley wines I’ve tried. Unusual and enjoyable.
Theydon_Bois (20609) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Keg tap at Appalachian, Collegeville, 29/11/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a good sized pale tan head that retains well.
Nose us thin, light toffee, touch of booze, earthy, metallic notes.
Taste comprises dark toffee, hint of cocoa, sweet fudge, metallic nip, dark fruit.
Medium body with bite, fine carbonation, sweet finale.
Very mediocre for style, severely lacking in depth, really not much there at all ! The 12% ABV doesn’t show its face much in its defence. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2006
Tasted at Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, July 16, 2005. Deep red brown ale with a nice creamy moka head. Sweet caramel and raisin in aroma with good floral hops. Sweet caramel with too much intense hops, not much fruity raisin or dates, liek a BW style. Still, a pleasant offering, more like an old ale.
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2010
12 ounce bottle, 2009 vintage, from the Gettysburg location. Pours a dark brown color with not much of a head. The aroma is dark and malty,... toffee, dark fruits, soy and chocolate. The taste is toffee, leafy hops with some bitterness, nutty notes, cherries, chocolate and dark fruits. Full bodied, with a very mild lingering bitterness. Pretty nice. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
(12oz bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, nuts, and plum. Flavor of caramel, raisins, light chocolate, roasted malt, light smoke, and plum. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a medium to deeper mahogany color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, nutty, citrus, and some dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar, molasses, citrus, chocolate, and some roastiness. Light alcohol in the finish, but not giving way the almost 13%. Well done ABC. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2011
On tap at Appalachian. Pours a deep black to brown with a thin beige head. Soft roast, and sweet dark malt.Chocolate and sweet roast, plum. Sweet and toasty, long caramel. Long chocolate and sweet plum fruit. Plum and prune on the finish. Sammy (12740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
On-tap at Hop Devil Grill. Very dark brown with lace. Good roast aroma. Good hops and citrus lemon worked. Very nice and smooth.Full mouthfeel with bagel dough, tabacco, toffee, molasses, roast malt sweet but not cloying. Complex and unique, a beer geek out-of-mug experience. Wow at 13% alcohol.