TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle shared by ucusty. The Mexicans sure do love to put meat in everything! Even their beer! What a big, meaty barleywine this is. We all seemed to taste a bit if sausage, along with big smokiness, caramel and a booziness that surrounds it all. Slightly bitter and off-putting palate. Kinda hard to drink. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2009
@Pilsner Petes East Coast Gathering-750ml bottle–pours a disappearing light tan head and amber color. Aroma is light brown sugar, dark fruit-raisin, sweet. Tastis resin hops bite, light brown sugar, dark fruit-raisin, sweet. Nice once I got past the surprise that the taste was much different than the nose. Thanks eyedrinkale for sharing. egajdzis (6589) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Red amber with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dried fruits, oxidation, caramel malts, nuts, citrus, toast, floral hops, and alcohol. Taste of pine, citrus, dark fruits, vanilla, tobacco, caramel malts, and alcohol in the finish. hopdog (12575) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
750ml bottle shared thanks to Josh. Poured a deeper amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, earthy, and some dart fruits. Tastes of earthiness, dark fruits, nutty, and caramel. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Pours a copper color with a small tan head. Sweet and fruity on the nose with plenty of caramel, sugar, and toffee. A light toastiness, some floral hops, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor has a mild bitterness, alcohol, and lots of malt notes. Some toasted bread, caramel, and toffee notes. A light fruitiness to the beer, which I find enjoyable. Not bad, but not my favorite either.
anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish. SupperHopped (18) - - AUG 21, 2014
I'm new to barley wines but this one is really solid. Thank you Kevin for the share. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle thanks by ucusty. Thanks, David! Deep clear amber pour with light yellow head. Sweet but astringent aroma; a bit boozy. Slightly peaty and smoky. This seemed like an imperial Scotch ale in a lot of respects. Lots more malt than hop presence. Disappointing. fiulijn (20515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Hazy dark amber color; small creamy head. A lot of caramel, with medium sweetness; it’s somewhere between a strong Amber Ale, a Doppelbock and a Strong American Ale; alcoholic; powerful but without directions. Pleasant but confusing. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
25 oz bottle, via WeeHeavySD. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small frothy beige head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is super heavy caramel and toffee maltiness with light alcohol and moderate resiny hops. The flavor is pretty one dimensional as Barley Wines go, tons and tons of toffee and brown sugar maltiness. Finishes with a bit of resiny hops and alcohol. A little bit harsh on the back end. Full and thick body with a little clinginess and light soft carbonation that doesn’t cut through the heaviness too well. Worth a try, but not something I’d seek out again.