GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
651mL thanks to my tasting group. Pours a clear, deep red. Weak foam. Nose is sweet tea, squash, sweet grenadine. Taste is sticky syrup, tomato, dusty, nutty, bitter. Travlr (24277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of Listerine. Taste is similar. Maverick34 (3206) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Red brown pour from bottle. Filmy head. Smell of oak and cherries and vanilla. Lighter woody mouthfeel. Boozy vanilla and dark fruits cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Golden brown ale color. Nice head. Good solid ale nose with hints of wood, and pleasant mold. Deep earthy taste, a bit sweet. Nice and heavy on the tongue. Ok brew. Cybercat (5738) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Robust aroma is crisp and malty with an overtone of fresh oak and a fairly firm alcohol bite. Pours a dark honey-amber with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent wheat head. Richly malty flavor has an oaken note, an edgy alcohol bite, and hints of hops, caramel and vanilla. Texture is smooth and firm, though lacking in fizz - but experience says that barleywines as a rule ain’t fizzy. Enough of this, and you will be an old knucklehead. ;0)
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 11, 2013
22oz bottle. No 13. clear orange with a small white head. malty toffee with vanilla and oak. sweet aroma. flavor has vanilla up front with oak. nice and sweet with loads of malts and only enough hops for backing. not the huge west coast BW i was expecting. really enjoying the vanilla oak character in this one. medium body. dinkle50 (1465) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Ruby red put with a thin head that fades quick. No lace. Aroma of oak and cherry. Hints of candy. Taste is strong and full of vanilla, cherry and wood. Creamy mouth and very drinkable for 9.2%. A fine beer for the style. leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Deep amber colored. Sweetness, vanilla, creaminess, alcohol, warm brown sugar malts. bpreo (2832) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2012-2013 season. No. 013. Aged in Oak. Vanilla, toffee, and cherry. 9.2% alc. robforbes (2236) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2013
pours a clear amber with a small tan head, and very good lacing.
smell is of barley, some wood, malt, and a little sweetness.
taste is creamy, warm, barely, toffee, and some oak. ends smooth.