maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dark copper with a small off white head. Head stays for the duration and leaves some solid lacing. Nose is all peat. Your typical bandaid, medicinal and betadine notes that come with that. There’s a very slight hint of dark fruits to begin with. Taste starts with dark fruits - raisins and sultanas are very prominant. A slight dry biscuit tone comes through and is then followed by a long duration of wood and smoke. Long peaty and mildly bitter finish. Mought feel is full, completely coats the mouth and leaves a gentle warming to remind you of the abv. Very well crafted beer jesperhammer (5017) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
20-OCT-2011, bottle @home, brought by Sonni, from "Bishops Arms".
Amber, low lasting head that coats the glass.
Smokey caramel nose and taste.
Sweet malts leads to a hoppy ending.
First smoked barley wine. It does work.
Medium to low carbonation.
Interesting. I like it, thx, Sonni. mar (5457) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
bottle states 11.5% abv. deep amber/brown with a cream colored head. nose is heavy on the peat, smoke, jerky, caramel, wood, vanilla. great on the palate, heavy wood, vanilla, more smoke, hops are barely there in the finish, the barrel/malt flavor really take this one over, slightly sweet as well. 77ships (11481) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2011
[email protected]SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Hoppy Loft: clear caramel with almost no head, tastes somewhat sweet upfront and a bit sticky with caramel, brown sugar, malt, some pine & floral hops, hint of smoke, aftertaste is slightly bitter and features peated malts, you do get Laphroig malt in the finish, light but not thin, not bad but not really great either, not worth hunting down
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with white head. Aroma of whisky, malt and wood. Flavor is much the same with a pleasant sweetness and a peppery liquor spice, slightly drying wood tannins. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, solid brew!
deyholla (12588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear caramel amber with a gray head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of of peat and smoke on it that is backed up by some sweet caramel and a bit of cookie. Flavor also has a good amount of peat and smoke with backing sweet grains and a bit of candied sugar/caramel. A bit of an odd combo. berlinoise2go (689) - NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. ABV 11.5%. Clear, dark amber/copper colour. Half-inch offwhite head, good retention, some lacing. Lovely, epic nose of malt, caramel, hops, peat, resin, pine, smoke, wood, esters - highly influenced by whisky barrel aging. Full body, but more drinkable than expected at the ABV. Soft carbonation. Taste is fairly sweet, nicely balanced by a considerable bitterness, but the pine-dominated finish is too astringent for my taste, reminiscent of tea tree oil. Alexus (244) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours a little head, great amber color. Strong taste of smoked malts and resin which kind of conceals the other flavors. Nice maltyness. I’ve tasted better barley wines. Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2011
Very smokey, but there are some sweet grainy notes, fudge, some hint fruitiness. Fun brew, but not something I look forward trying again. skortila (6013) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2011
@ Copenhagen festival 2011. The aroma has a lot of peated whisky, some roasted malts. Clear, dark amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste has sweet, sugar, peat, roast, hops. Bitter end.