Supernova2016 (15) - - AUG 14, 2017
Tastes like a wee heavy. Pretty good. Xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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From the tap at the pub in Berlin, MD. Thick foamy head that dissipates quickly. Traditional red aroma. Flavors of cherry, tobacco, and hops. Great high ABV beer. Would absolutely purchase and drink again.
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Can. Pours a clear dark amber body with a one finger foamy beige head that faded to a wispy covering. The nose is heavily malty with a nice dark fruitiness and caramel sweetness. Maybe a light touch of pleasant oxidation and alcohol. The flavor is not nearly as sweet as expected. Just some caramel sweetness on the back end. Not especially big or alcoholic either, sessionable indeed. It doesn’t have the intense depth that makes the best examples of this style so good though. Some light hop bitterness in the middle. Medium bodied with light fizzy carbonation and a minimal alcohol note on the finish. Meh, ok, but not something I’d buy again. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2016
16oz can. Minimal beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is sweet, raisin, banana, some peat/meat smoke, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, banana, some raisin/alcohol, light peat smoke. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation. Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Sessionable Barleywine This seven malt red ale is filled with complexity; expect hints of nuts, burnt sugar, raisin and a slight touch of smoke.
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coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pounder can via Sloth the wild rover. Hazy brown with some amber hue. Thin film of head.. Yup...its a big malty sweet body with a thin backbone of hop. I’m not sure how the sessionability comes into play as there is not much difference in my book between 9.3 and 8.2 %. Both will put me to sleep on this nearly cloudless breezy day. It is a nice breather from sanding doors. More smoke in the nose than the sweet body. Decent. ineedbeer (2232) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Poured from a 16 oz can.
Aroma is very malt forward with lots of toasted bread, caramel and toffee. Some light notes of burnt sugar, raisin, fug and prune. Hints of alcohol spice. Light pine resin and grapefruit notes.
Pours a burnt amber color with red and brown hues and a small, thin tan head that recedes quickly and a small amount lingers on the edges. Faint lacing and moderate legs.
Flavor is somewhat sweet and fairly malt forward. Lots of caramel, toffee, treacle and burnt sugar with lighter toasted bread notes. Medium bitterness. Some light resin and grapefruit notes with a touch of a woody character. Light alcohol spice. Hints of nuts with some light raisin, plum and prune.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, lots of malt with a touch of hops. This is a very sessionable, but slightly boring barleywine. Nice malt complexity, but a rather simplistic hop profile. solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Some caramelized malt, some light citrus but not a lot going on here. Some light smoke, but empty finish. Palate finishes pretty light. Pours dark red with good head and lacing. Just tastes like boring English strong ale. Some booze in finish. Tap at brewpub. dlovell2 (2236) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Poured from growler. Dark brown/amber with tan head. Roasted malt with fruitiness and raisins. Flavor starts out roasted malt with caramel and brown sugar. I pick up cherries in the middle and finishes our with some hoppiness. Thanks Maxbier for sharing! radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Draft sample at the brewery, clear deep brown’ish ruby color with light beige head. Aroma of heavy malt sweetness, toffee, dried fruits (raisins, figs) and light nuttiness. Taste adds notes of light cocoa, caramel, faint smoke and berry-leaning fruitiness. Heavy-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, slick with sweet malty finish. Lighter than the average American barleywine but nicely complex and tasty. The brewery usually has a few variations of this.