stantheman (1074) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2017
Small bottle from Denman Liquor Store in Vancouver. An orange amber beer with modest pale head and fruity nose. Impression is of dried fruits. Some background bitterness. A lighter barleywine I would say. Okay. 3.5 fiery_1 (1363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017
330ml bottle @ home. Pours a clear golden colour with a small white head. Nose is caramel and sweet grains. Flavour is a mix of spice, grains, and honey with a mild bitter if not spiced finish.
GRM (4073) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
Brown bottle, 330 ml, bottled on 20-07-2015, best before 20-07-2020, purchased at De Bierkoning, trip with Louise to Swansea, Amsterdam and Paris, savoured on November 18 2016; eye: orangey with a caramel hue, ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: malt, caramel, alcohol, fruity; mouth: malt, caramel, fruity, finale in malt with light presence of alcohol, medium body, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2017
Bouteille brune, 330 ml, embouteillée le 20-07-2015, meilleure avant 20-07-2020, acheté chez De Bierkoning, voyage avec Louise à Swansea, Amsterdam et Paris, savourée le 18 novembre 2016; œil : orangée avec une teinte caramel, trouble, anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, alcool, fruité; bouche : malt, caramel, alcool, fruité, finale en malt avec légère présence d’alcool, corps moyen, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien
Pours a hazy golden with lots of floaters and a high offwhite head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of green apples (acetaldehyde) and that’s about it. Almost no signs of the booze and no other worthwhile aromas. Taste is moderately sweet with some green apples again and is moderately boozy. Flavors of salted caramel and toffee. Body and carbonation a moderate. Surprisingly not too boozy but the flavors are not too pleasing either. Barely OK, would certainly be better if it was not of the acetaldehyde problem. Iznogud (3895) - CROATIA - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Bierkoning. Shared with Max and Miro. Pours dark golden, white head. Ripe fruit, malty, mollases, caramel, bit sugary. Sweet with some bitterness in finish. Quite drinkable for the ABV. Warming. Full bodied.
czar (9158) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2017
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks man. pours cloudy/murky dark orange with a very frothy light beige-orange head, sticky lacing. toffee apple, cheap natural apple juice, complex amber-caramel maltiness, lots of oxidized notes, minty, some sweetness - orange syrup; bitters. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - oily; sweet woody spicy finish. toffee apple-plenty and swilly. Johnsense (1685) - - DEC 15, 2016
Amber pour, smaller head, lighter carbonation. Sweet malty aroma, apricot, brown sugar, candy, light spices. Sweet malt up front, caramel, brown sugar, candy, apricot, sherry, fig. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Perfect after a couple hours of shovelling. pushkinwow (2826) - Ottawa, CANADA - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle shared by GRM. Golden hazy pour with beige head that fades. Apricot sherry, caramel and blonde booze, very dry, sweet maltiness and slightly burnt toffee, light carbonation and full body, quite boozy with some nice dried fruit and toasted malts on the finish. Boutip (6397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a small foamy head with light retention. Aroma of sweet malt notes with light apricot notes and residual sugar is quite nice. Taste is a nice mix between some sweet malt notes with some alcohol and apricot with some pale butterscotch notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and some warming alcohol notes. Enjoyable and well balance nightcap. Lubiere (13941) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2016
A dark orange amber barleywine with floaties, and a very thin off white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with vinous notes, treacle, light butterscotch, musty floral hops, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light treacle, vinous character, oily mouth feel, resinous and piney hops, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle from GRM at his place.