MrBeerFanatic (1069) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Dark amber with dark orange hues light boozed head. Big aged tones on the nose of caramel, light oak, light vanilla with just a hint of alcohol. Flavors rounded out aged caramel, toast, nut, hint of alcohol. Light to medium sweetness. Light astringent aftertaste. Not very complex but the flavors are decently aged. This bottle was done in 2015 (its 2017 now). sebastokrator (127) - - MAR 12, 2017
Pours a clear orangeish brown with tan head. Nose is caramel and maybe some vanilla. There is just a hint of alcohol. The nose isn’t the most bold aroma I’ve experienced. Taste is vaguely sweet malt, toffee and just a hint of muddled stone fruit. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. This is blandly unobjectionable. mbgrayson (807) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Pours a crystal clear copper color, with white head. Aroma is malty and complex. Taste is deep and rich, lots of malt with notes of alcohol, and fruits. This is a good barley wine, thumbs up. Niko100 (2995) - Chicago, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Rich amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, floral hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, spicy hops, and dark fruit; Warm finich; Fairly well balanced; On the sweet side - but not bad. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle. Caramel with nice head. Smells like bread, cotton candy, honey, perfume. Heavy on the malt, very sweet with some bitterness to back it up but not a lot.
PhillyCraft (7939) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016
BB backlog, bottle shared with Joe and Meghan. Pours an amber orange with minimal sized head and not much lacing to notes. Smell and taste are booze, wood, sweet fruit, toffee, and other traditional barley wine notes. pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Tap @ Denver Airport: Clear brown with a small off-white ring head. Way to thin and malty to even be considered a solid BW. Meh. Disappointed that I wasted my hard earned money on this penguin poo.