neepsntatties (2076) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2011
A 2007 bottle at a tasting at the home of, "hannont". Colour... very cloudy amber. Nose... boiled sweets with cinnamon discs and menthol drops. Palate... sweet, frothy, bitter on the sides of the palate with lots of dates, Christmas cake and sticky toffee pudding. Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Ruby with a nice off white head which dissapates. Aroma is malt, alcohol, caramel, brown sugar, very light hoppiness. Taste is malt, alcohol, hops show up fairly strong along with some caramelized fruit. Doesn’t really come together like you would hope. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Complex and almost sloppy monster beer. Malty as all heaven followed by an earthquake of hops. Brown in color with a rich creamy head. I can see why others don’t like this beer so much, but I do appreciate the "go big or go home" philosophy of the organic brewmaster. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2007
Pours a light amber color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty sweet, some brown sugar. Flavor is malty with notes of brown sugar. RedSox2004 (2000) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Pours hazy mahogany red with a decent head that left a strong film and ok lacing. Aromas of spices, caramel, brown sugar and apple. Taste is maltiness for the most part, but plenty of carmelized sugar and alcohol as well. Hops come in a bit at the end. Nice beer, but the alcohol is strong, and I’m thirsty.
wetherel (1899) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
OK. Here’s an official ticker’s beer. I bought this 22ozer at Bevmo for $4.99, because I want another >10% rating, and because I love strong barleywines. I used to avoid buying beers with ratings below 3.7, but here I am. Pours with a medium head of medium bubbles, which fade very fast, leaving a very clear dark amber liquid. Some malty and higher alcohol heat in the aroma. Certainly needs some aging to mellow it out. Some early hop bitterness. A little sharp and young, but still nice. Pretty drinkable considering the ABV. Leans a little dry. 3.2-3.3. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2007
Light bronze in color. Aroma is of poorly extracted malts and big alcohol, manure,hay, vitamins & minerals. Flavor is nasty, with some dirty, manure like flavors. SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
22 oz. bottle, from BevMo LaJolla. This pours beautiful, mostly clear bright reddish copper with a large fluffy head that lingers well. Aroma of sweetish maltiness, some caramel, citrus fruit, with hints of spice, but also a weirdish dusty cardboard scent. Flavor is way rich and malty, with soft ripe fruits, grapefruit and citrus hops, a little spice and noticible alcohol. Full body, smooth and gently carbonated. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
More bitter than expected, this did have some malt body to it and was more orange colored that your typical barley wine color. Not too exciting, but better than expected from an obscure brand from Whole Foods. Shared with Smith4498 kiefdog (1827) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bomber from Whole Foods (Tampa, FL). Pours a clear reddish copper color with a one finger white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of booze, caramel, toffee, raisins, hints of dark ripe fruit, molasses. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of phenol, caramel, honey, toffee, light floral hops. Generally medium body with a pleasing malty finish. This one smells better than it tastes.