hopdog (12807) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
On tap. Poured a deeper reddish / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, fruity, oranges, citrus and some dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, citrus, fruity, and toffee. Light alcohol finish. Sammy (12491) - 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 slowrunner77 (12451) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Kinda easy drinking for a BW, which is both good and bad. Covers up the abv quite well. Definitely sweet leaning...a year or two old. Prunes, caramel, dark fruit. Not a lot of depth, but pretty tasty. A session barleywine, perhaps?" deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2009
On tap at MBG Summer Festival. Poured a light brown with a dark off-white head. Aroma consisted of sweet grains, kind of like something from cereal. Flavor was full of sweet malts with a developing subtle fruit taste towards the end. Quite thick. I particularly enjoyed the way the beer finished. hopscotch (11170) - 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!
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bomber. Red/brown pour. Aroma is very sweet smelling. Lots of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and some fruit in the background. Flavor is very sweet. Caramel, golden raisins, cane syrup and the finish leaves a hop flavor with a light bitterness. Pretty solid. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 DocLock (10830) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Date: May 05, 2007
Source: Tasting, Yankee Go Home!
Appearance: dark amber, frothy beige head, drops of lace
Aroma: sweet candied dark caramel aroma
Body: thick sticky body
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, touch of fruity character, well balanced with earthy hops that stay out of the way of the malt, picks up a hint of fruity tartness in the finish
Date: August 29, 2009
Source: cellar tasting
much drier earthy aroma and flavor,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Hazy ruby pour with 1-finger tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, cherry, some oaky bourbony notes, and some earthy peaty notes. Tastes rich, very malty, with a heavy fig and cherry fruit bill, plus some cognac, cabernet, and peppery citrus notes. Gets a bit hot as it warms, and gains a spirity quality like a cognac/cabernet hybrid, as such. gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2008
(Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm)BVery (10711) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2012
On August 23, 2008
Clody copper to dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, sirup, alcohol, caramel scent. Also lacitc. Sweet and bitter taste. Caramel and roasted, som alcohol as well. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Also "Melissa officinalis" (citronmeliss) and licorice.
Bottle. Dirty orange pour with a minimal white head. Nice aroma of caramel malts and rich fruit. Nice slick palate. Taste is dark fruit, bread, and caramel. Really nice brew.