BlazerT (1245) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep reddish with tiny, light brown head. Poor head retention, medicora lacing. Nice candy-like aroma with some medium caramel and brown sugar notes. Nice, medium fruity notes - berries. Light piney aroma. Taste is medium to high bitter with medicore sweety caramel-like flavours. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, finish is medium bitter. In overall typical american barley wine, slightly unbalance but still solid beer. pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle - Deep amber/light brown colour, stable, medium sized off-white head, lacing. Sweet nose with a lots of caramel, raisins, dried fruits, dates, brown sugar and some fresh hoppy scent. Taste of caramel, dark fruits, dates, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, brandy. Full body, soft carbonation, thick texture, nice lingering warm and bitter finish. Not an easy one, very nice beer. williamstome (1989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Deep murky chestnut. Aroma of blueberry, blackberry, brown sugar, earth and wood. Flavor of booze, roast, dried fruits. Dark and earthy. BeerBaboon (2124) - FINLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Pours brown red with light beige head. Aroma is fruitcake, berries, chocolate and pine. Flavour is medium to heavy bitter, heavy sweet, fruity and pine. Saint_Rho (15) - Munich, Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2015
Nice spruce Hop smell, Dark Brown amber colour, Taste Starts Sweet, Goes slightly coffee and ends with a well rounded bitter Taste that lasts for a bit
SinH4 (6250) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2016 Brown-amber color with nice beige head. Spices, malts, hops. American stuff: pines, spruce, caramel, toffee. Taste is dry dark malts, toffee, even coffee-like, with lots of piney hops. Bitter finish. Low carbonation. A very pleasant assault on your senses. 7-4-8-4-16
Bottle, BB 07-10-2018, shared with jonas in October 2016. Slightly oxidized, but still quite hoppy. 7-4-7-4-15 kkleu357 (640) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
From notes on 6/14/15
Bought a can of this while visiting the Oskar Blues brewery. This is most definetaly an American barleywine. Very hoppy. Almost seems like a sweet double IPA. JHeath99 (1680) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Can shared by Cliff. Pours a dark brown with a layer of light tan head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruit, caramel. yy0pp (1616) - - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Probably dark amber color (drinking in the dark) with no head. Aroma - Malts, pineapple, alcohol. Taste - Sweet, spice, alcohol, dark fruit. fletchfighters (1571) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2015
330 ML bottle
Dark Mahogany. Rocky light tan head that falls to a thick collar. Leaves spotty lacing. Sticky ABV legs to this.
Nose is bread, caramel, dark fruits, fruit cake, brandy, and brown sugar. Nose is obvious that it has some age on it. Not much booze left in this.
Taste is dark fruit, pine and citrus but still hoppy. Dark fruit and bread in the mid and back. Still quite oily in the mouth. pine and grapefruit finish with some brandy topped dark fruits.
A bit one dimensional at times but pretty decent overall