mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
On tap from the brewery on Feb. 5 served in (a first time for me) port wine glass thing. Amazing complexity here. Dark brown color, no foam, no lacing. Sweet but not in a bad way. Notes of multiple things going on here. Expensive but worth it. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Sampled at Winterfest. Deep amber - brown pour. Sweet caramel and candi sugar. A bit boozy but I like that. Great brew! asedzie (827) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Tap at BJ. Nose is soft brown sugar, vanilla and oak. Flavor is outstanding - mildly sweet, rich cake-like notes of molasses and marmalade. Light alcohol bite, some sherry notes and slight bitterness. Finish has mild alcohol in the cheeks and light roasted flavors. Not the biggest beer out there, but the biggest I’ve ever tasted. A complex and truly fascinating ale. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft at the source during rbsg. Wow, awesome beer. Dark fermented fruits, caramel and brown sugar. Alcohol is totally hidden. Great! TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Tap at brewery for RBSG 2013. This is the best barley wine I have ever had. The alcohol is very well hidden, wow. Pour is a hazy amber, dark red hues. Aroma is malts, caramel but no booze. Incredible flavor of malts and caramel, it is almost sweet.
portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Barley Johns brew pub RBSG 2013. Pours murky rust amber with a thin creamy film. Aroma sweet caramel raisin and tootsie roll, toffee and dark fruit. Taste is sweet bitter caramel tootsie roll toffee subtle wood dark fruit raisins and a little spice. Palate is full sticky chalky and finishes very warming. kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Draft! Serves for RBSG. Pours a cloudy caramel brown color with a light tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel, raisin, and plum. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Very sweet, caramel, as it warns a nice woody character develops. Pear and apple notes as well. Very rich and very good. Unique. The alcohol hides behind the sweetness. northropfrye (3601) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
Sweet raisin aroma, a bit of boozy nose. Yeast, malts. Appearance of prune juice. Maybe a touch on the sweet side for my tastes. crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Think I may have snagged the last glass of a 5 gallon batch last night. As someone who has been a long-time fan of the Wild Brunette, I was pretty excited to see a triple fermented version of this classic on the draft list. What impressed me most about this beer was how well in maintained the original flavor profile of the Brunette, despite being over twice as alcoholic. That being said, this beer is certainly more intense. Awesome flavors of dates, prunes, raisins. Thick, smooth mouthfeel. Astonishingly easy drinking for a beer that clocks in at 18%. Truly world class. Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
On draft at Barley Johns - man this is a treat! Dark amber pour with a red hue to it. Off white head, thin. Not much in the nose - some malt. Might be because a little sick and the smell of barley is thick in the air since they are brewing right now. The taste though, hits hard and is unrelenting in its awesomeness. Malty sweet with the heat nicely hidden. Glad I stopped in, apparently only 5 gallons available on draft and the rest is getting aged!