kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Date: November 30, 2007
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale Fest
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with lots of fruity character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: hot dark caramel malt flavor, warming alcohol, lots of sweetness, nice fruity character
Overall: a couple of years will be very nice on the beer
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: ** /4
Name: Barley Wine
Date: April 24, 2009
Appearance: muddy brown, wispy beige head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: light caramel malt aroma, dry with just a hint of fruity sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, earthyness keeps it pretty dry, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Picked up while at Perry’s in Livermore. I wasn’t nearly as enthralled about this beer as I was hoping I would be. Pretty rare to find a Mexican barleywine. And while it was pretty nice, it just wasn’t top shelf good.
joergen (28949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
The beer pours out a medium amber color with a 1/2" creamy off-white head. Medium carbonation with large bubbles floating to the top and the body was clear.
Aroma is toffee, light caramel...mostly sweet but tons of toffee and a good bit of alcohol show up. Flavor is pretty one dimensional with the toffee angle going pretty strong. I thought I was tasting some light caramel notes, but it just kept reverting back to the same toffee routine. Medium alcohol also shows up on the palate. Good, and thankfully I had my brother to and sister-in-law to share the 750ml bottle with, because I know that after a pint of this, I would be looking for something else.
Bottle at Papsø.
Cloudy orange red coloured with a small off white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel and alcohol with notes of vanilla.
Sweet flavour of caramel, liquorice, dried fruits, alcohol and hops.
Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish. Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
Bottle: Poured a medium amber color ale with a small bubbly head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of sweet malt is not overly complex. Taste is dominated by sweet malt with light dry fruit notes with a toffee-like finish. Body is about average with low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Lacking complexity and not something I would wish to have very often. Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Had from 750 ml bottle from Hi Time Wines. Pours ruby brown with no head and very slight carbonation. Lacing is good. Aromas of sugar, fruits, raisin, toffee, malts, and caramel. Taste is similar, very sweet, overpowering sugars and fruits. Heavy alcohol flavor with lots of malts and toffee. Finishes sweet. Not my favorite style, but I have had better barley wines. An ambitious beer from Mexico though.
bierkoning (13596) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle from FlacoAlto, thanks! Brown color. Maple syrup in the aroma. Sweet alcoholic flavor with apple, maple syrup. some earthy hops and some distant vinous notes. Earthy bitter aftertaste with burning alcohol. 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 LilBeerDoctor (4128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a clear brown with a very small head. Aroma of vegetal notes, prunes, and raisins. Flavor is equally vegetal and gross and rather boozy (although apparently I am the only one to dislike this beer so much...oh well).