gregwilsonstl (2707) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Light brown. Im not a barleywine kind of guy, but this one works. Somewhat sweet. Malty. Not boozy. Kinda hoppy for a barleywine. Thx Youri! VertBaconStrips (2422) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - OCT 30, 2010
Thanks cfrancis for the bottle. Pours out a crystal clear deep amber with a small tan head and slippery lacing. Excellent colour. Scents of sweet caramel, sweet citrus, peaches, mild apple, sugar. Smells rich and is nicer when warmed up a bit. Mmmm.. tasty caramel and lots of fruit. Very good sweetness, mild pine, thick and syrupy, resin, nice bitterness. Pretty straight forward yet tasty. It also has been a while since I’ve had a good barley wine. No alcohol distraction. Full bodied and syrupy, hidden bitterness and a really nice finish. mcberko (19812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2010
341mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp, pours copper amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, dried dark fruits (plum, raisins, dates), and a slight roasted character. Flavour of plum, caramel malts, some floral notes, citrus hops and a slight alcohol finish. Not terribly complex or dense in the palate, but a very enjoyable barley wine nonetheless. TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
341 mL bottle in trade from SlovakSniper. (Geez I’m going through these quickly.) Transparent orange-brown with almost no head. Nice aroma of peaches, brown sugar, alcohol and a bit of citrus from the hops. The flavour is a little sweeter and definitely fruitier than most barleywines. These flavours come up front, and are followed by alcohol, malt, and surprisingly little alcohol. Pretty juicy for a barleywine. But not bad. jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
2012-01-22. Very dark brown body, small tan head fades. Aroma has light alcohol up front, a modest but rich sweet malt character. Flavour is similar, mild alcohol throughout, sweet sugary malt middle, mild balancing bitterness is magnified by the alcohol in the finish. Malt takes on some more nuance as it warms, sugary fruit touches, light toasty malt undertones. Simple, and the alcohol is overly prominent but fairly enjoyable malt forward barleywine. 2011 Vintage bottle bought July 2011 from Dep Peluso, Montreal
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2011 bottle (it appears -- scratched label) via a trade. Pours with a extremely dark brown, bordering on a black body with a lasting, off-white head with pretty solid lace. Mild alcohol legs above the legs. Excellent retention. Aromas are of brown sugar, maple, malty, caramel, floral, marmalade, toffee, citrusy/orangey hops. Vanilla, deeply bready, mild oxidation. Flavors are very sweet, bordering and perhaps fully cloying! Brown sugar, molasses, candied citrus and marmalade. Vanilla, boozy, strong ethyl alcohol, medium bitter. A lot of sharp alcohol and esters. Smooths a bit after volitization and warming. Brandy. Dried figs, bitter. Syrupy body. Low carbonation. Burnt and warming. dandeman (1102) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
En fût à L’Autre Œil le 8 juillet 2016.
De couleur ambrée foncé aux reflets de roux avec une petite mousse. Au gout c’est extrêmement houblonné, des tons de vieux gazon brulé, des fruits tropicaux, du grain, du caramel. L’amertume est prenante, trop même. Mais l’alcool est quand même bien dosé. Un peu trop houblonné à mon goût.
Il s’agit ici de Barley Wine pas de Hop Wine. fiulijn (21507) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2017
Tasting at SF, Vancouver, can; 11.9% ABVQuevillon (3196) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2009
Hazy amber color. Some nutty aroma, vanilla, toffee; the flavor is a bit more nutty, and moderately boozy.
Bu au brewpub en fut (12 oz), le 10 mars 2009. Rousse cuivrée, peu de collet. Arome d’orge malté légé, un peu de céréal sucré. Goût de sucre d’orge plaisant, assé malté et l’alcool est très présant.. Pas pire, mais vieille ou un nouvelle brasin serait meilleur! Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2009
A golden amber ale with a thin white head. A herbal aroma, with British hops and vinous notes. In mouth, a barley wine with catnip, mineral qualities, treacle, lots of British hops, a bit light but good. On tap at Brouhaha, March 28 2009.