oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a dark golden brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark malts, hops, and light bourbon. Flavors of sweet malts, hops, and nice bourbon notes. Sarlacc83 (2437) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle from Belmont a while ago as a cellar release. No. 012 from 2008.
A: Mahogany body that is near to black. Creme color head. Lacing.
N: Oak, bourbon, peppercorn, oxidation, toffee, more oxidation. Cedar.
T: Sweet and bitter. Definitely oxidized but not grossly so. (Getting there)
M: Medium body, no alcohol, prickly carbonation.
O: Well, this one wasn’t meant to go the distance. Would prefer it fresh or....maybe with 2 years on it. DrinkyCrow (99) - Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 Very nice aroma. Bourbon flavor not overpowering. Well above-average barley wine. smallfry (169) - - SEP 15, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 (Tap) A wonderful barley wine. Great bourbon flavor and wonderful aroma. Great sipping beer! Beerandhockey8 (442) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a deep copper color with a thin white head. Nose is malty, alcohol, figs, banana. Taste is medium bodied, sour with some sweet parts as well. Finishes crisp. I'm not too seasoned with barley wines, however I figure this one is an ok one by standard. Excited I get to know this genre a little more
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TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at the Bluebonnet Brew-off. Poured a clear dark amber with a cream top. Taste of oak, bourbon, vanilla esters, and sweet caramel malts. Medium carbonation, Thick body. Wow, this brew is the damn good! Frahmo (320) - Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Nice amber brown with an off white head. Slight caramel aroma that was also detected on the tongue. Malty throughout with a sharp bitter woody finish. Not as smooth as most barleywines Roadmilt (6) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 26, 2013 does not count
Very good barley wine. Really amazing on Tap. A must drink @ Bridgeport brewery in Portland during happy hour.
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A sweet, sweet barleywine that mainly has notes of those process brach’s caramels. alexsdad06 (11224) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep amber/copper color with a medium plus sized beige head. The aroma has sweet caramel malts, bourbon, vanilla, wood and a slight tart character. The flavor is decent overall; caramel, bourbon, vanilla and wood with hints of dark fruits. The bitterness was a little more than I would like at the back.