jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Bottle. This was not a very good brew. An average barley wine. Nothibg special.
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2007
Bottle. Brown body with a big fluffy white head. (3+) Interesting aroma, alcohol, sugary toffee notes, mild malt presences. My nose is not quite up to deciphering it all today. Sweet caramel malt in the flavour is overlayed with some hot alcoholic notes. Average palate. Decent, a bit of a different take on a barley wine. marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, lightly bitter mustiness. Amber brown color with a foamy tan head, dissipates quickly, good lacing. Flavor is sweet chocolate up front. Malty, caramel, sugary notes. Some dried fruit. Medium sweetness overall with a light bitterness. Fairly rich in the mouth, creamy and decent amount of carbonation. Straightforward and enjoyable. Lacks complexity in terms of flavor changes, but is still good. allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Bottled. Pours coppery brown, with a nice tan head. Nose is malt, raisins, and toffee. Falvor is malt, raisins, alcohol, and caramel, with a sweet, alcohol tinged finish. Very enjoyable! tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Pours rich, dark brown. Quite bread-y on the nose: yeast, sourdough and rye. Loads of sweet sticky malt as well. Fruitcake and maple syrup too. Fairly lively carbonation. Big and boozy on the palate. Sweet, sticky malt eventually gives way to some dry hops. Finishes alcohol-y and dry.
mmather (185) - Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2007
very smooth, malty, deceivingly high in alcohol content, this beer sneaks up you very pleasantly, lulling you to sleep with its caramel and malt, yet not overpowering you with its hops and alcohol level. A very drinkable, very nice malty not over the top barleywine that is ready to drink now. Cant see how this one could get better with aging as it is very pleasant now. Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
Black with a bit of white head. Roast in aroma with various oatmeal, barley, complex aroma. Medium mouthfeel that was nicely malted adding to drinkability. Some licorice and mollasses and chocolate malt.An enjoyable barleywine that had depth and taste and one I would not hesitate to ahve again.. Malts: Rahr Pilsner, Crisp Crystal, Crisp Munich. Hops: Northern Brewer and Crystal hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Bottle... Clear, deep, dark, orange ale with a small, frothy, tan head. Vinous, resinous nose of caramel, red wine, fig or date, cocoa and persimmon. Malty-sweet, but then boozy and bitter with flavors of port and cookie. Full-bodied and oily with prickly carbonation. Dark fruit, moderately bitter, dry finish. Hey, vyvvy, thanks for floating me the bottle! hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Tasty and sweet. Red/brown colour with no head in my glas. Caramel seemed to mke up quite a bit of the sweeness. Lightly balanced out by some hop bitterness. Heavy palate. FROTHINGSLOSH (7670) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a mahogany color with a large brown head. The aroma was sweet and tangy with a fruity hop element and a hint of caramel. The flavor was sweet malts, caramel and light fruity hops underneath. The mouthfeel was fairly thick as expected from a barleywine. It hides the alcohol reasonably well.