DuffMan (10665) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2009
Sampled at The Big Pour beerfest in Scottsdale AZ, after somehow sneaking/stumbling into the VIP area. My first Mexican barley wine! Deep red-orange colour, rich aromas of sherry, vanilla, cedar, and sweet stewed fruits. Sweet toffee malt flavours, with cherry and raisin fruit, vanilla, and a hint of smoke. I was really happy with this one! KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
Hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma was sweet with toasted malt, caramel and hoppy notes. Flavour was sweet with toasted malt, caramel grapefruit and hoppy notes. Finished bitter. sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2010
courtesy of ibrew2or3.
pours dark brown, light tan head.
Aroma, caramel and chocolate malts, light hops.
Flavors, same with caramel malts, light warming abv, grainy mouthfeel with touch of chocolate and residual dark fruits. Overall mouthfeel adds a nice hoppy finish. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
Draught. Marks for Appearance are an average, as beer was sampled in weak artificial light after dark. Fusels, raisins, ethanol, candi sugar ans some mushrooms aroma. Sweet taste, bread, and unidimensional, compared to the nose - more’s the pity. Well bodied, lots of alcohol and -burning, dangerously slick (in going down). Surprising beer for MX. And NOT bad. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Draft. Amber beer with a nice off-white head. Lighter grapefruit/earthy malt aroma. Great balanced flavor with malt/caramel, spice, raisin, and citrus bitterness with slight roast. Lingering caramel and citrus. Fuller bodied. Nice. Slight chocolate tones.
douglas88 (9629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2009
750 ml bottle brought back from Arizona thanks to Eric. Pours a dark brown color with a large beige head. A very sweet malty nose; lots of caramel, rich dry malts. The taste is similarly dominated by a huge malt and caramel presence; somewhat dry and very tasty. Not too much hops, more English than American for sure. A nice sweet flavor with a good mouthfeel. JoeMcPhee (9550) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle shared at a recent tasting, but things are pretty fuzzy at this point. Deep rich aroma with a soft lovely cocoaish flavour and a bit of light smokiness. Very rich and sweet with lots of nice toastiness. A touch of light cherryish flavour. Rich caramel and cocoa with a light brown sugar flavour. Earthy and toasty with a bit of soft caramel and rich lingering fruit. This is a really lovely barleywine. Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
Courtesy of jarspag. Thanks Jared. Pours amber with ruby edges and tan head. The aroma is sweet English style barleywine with caramel covered red apples, prunes and dates as well as some yummy molasses. The taste is smooth and sweet with malts, caramel and some muted yet bitter pine hops. It seems to smell like an English style but tastes like the hoppy American style barleywine. Very nice stuff either way in my book. SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
thanks to Sparky for sending this my way! .. . Shared with Jose while watching the Euro’s (Netherlands V Portugal) .. . pours a deep sherry brown .. mild head, tiny spots of lacing .. . deep fruit, brandy, and sweet earth .. . soild mouth feel and long finish .. . very nice beer, stoked i got the opportunity to try this .. . after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2009
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I’ve got Alzheimer’s,
This little piggy went to market.
750, foiled and capped. Thanks, RiversideAK! What a trip to get to try this one. Crystal clear rubied medium amber. Headless. Laceless. Tangy, doughy, slightly fruity nose. Creamy, slightly stickym fairly flat body. Smoky, caramelly mid-palate. Mild, dark, tobacco-y, leather-y mid-palate. Very complex and approachable, if not much in the way of offering anything new.