Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2010
headless and rather light for a barkey wine, cloudy red color. Sugary sweet malt flavor. Lame dirt flavor. Bottle from Smith4498 Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
reddish/orange body with a small off white head.the aroma is very smokey with some honey and dark fruits.flavor is much of the same.this tastes almost like a smoked porter or something.interesting to say the least. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting 2011. Pours clear orange/tawny, thin pale tan head, no lacing. Nose is sweet marmalade and toffee, florals, orange blossom. Flavours of oranges, toffee, brandy, booze. This was fine enough, above-average for a Mexican brew, certainly! JHeath99 (1679) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Shared. Aroma of toasted malts and dark fruits. Taste of dark fruit, caramel, and some booze. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2009
750 ml bottle - a mexican treat from cartman himself; i thought he hated everything foreign? let’s see here....clear brown with thin white head...check....brown sugar, thin texture, apples and spice...pretty solid all around
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 11, 2009
(750 ml bottle via trade with BMan1113VR, thanks Andrew!) Pours slightly hazy dark slightly reddish amber. A finger and a half of biege head. Aroma of light pine, candy-malt, caramel, vanilla and hint of licorice. Mouthfeel fairly full, fairly smooth, a touch sticky in finish. Some light dabs of lacing and a syrupy film. Flavor of big candy-malt and lighter toffee/caramel overlain by pine. A hint of smokiness and a bitter pinch in the finish. Some hints of chocolate and licorice on the back end as it warms. Warming and lightly hot. A nice, maltier example of the style. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2009
Courtesy ChzMan. Amber/brown/ruby, minimal carbonation. Malt forward, fruity, sweet, lightly bitter on the finish. Subtle vegetal notes. Full body, balanced carbonation. Meh. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 Bottle at The Big Pour in Mesa AZ.
Pours a nice brown with a off white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, hops, brown sugar. Flavor is caramel, malt, brown sugar, hops, smooth and a little smoky. Pretty good barleywine and the best beer I’ve ever had out of Mexico.
Re-rated from Cask at papago. Much warmer, no carbonation. Supple caramel, brown sugar, subdued hops, very smooth and silky. Great stuff. Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Thanks ucusty. Copper colored with a tan head. Lots of caramel in the aroma as well as noticeable alcohol. Very boozy with caramel being about the only thing I pick up until a touch of smoke shows up near the finish. Interesting. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle shared by alexanderj. A bit clear in appearance for a barleywine. Aroma is slightly aged malt, caramel vanilla and toast. The flavor is the same, subdued hops and nice sweetness.