SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pours dark mahogany with a small beige head. Smells strongly of malt, booze, oak, hints of vanilla. Taste is caramel, vanilla, and oak. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Deep Ellum Numb Comfort finishes with a lingering, smooth oakiness. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
On tap at WF, amber color with tall tan foam, excellent aroma, flavor has great depth with cognac, malty raisin, brown sugar, caramel, frangelica, great barleywine tdubesq (14) - - MAY 17, 2014
Whiskey aroma thst Pours dark reddish brown. Thin Carmel head. Sweet malt finished with alcohol and oak overtones. Hops are well balanced and you can feel the alcohol on your tongue.
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2016
Poured up on tap at AZ Strong Beer Fest 2016 where it exhibits a slightly hazy deep copper body that has thin gold edges and supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up aged malts, blunted and aged malty pine hops and then kind of a crystal malt sensation toward the end of the draw. The taste is soft, smooth and delicious where I get slick sweet malts and then quickly nuanced with sticky pine hops and kind of faint yet heavy sweet dark fruity esters. This is just coming across as a delicious deep and balanced sipper. djd07 (14562) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear amber with medium beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roasted malt raisin and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roasted malt, chocolate and sweet finish. Very impressive.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Well... it’s been a long day and what a better way to reward myself for making it through the day than by indulging in a barleywine? Let’s feel comfortably numb. Murky garnet brown in color with a dense light brown head, it smells rich and sweet, malt to the extreme, with fruity, almost estery English-style aroma (thanks to some English yeast) that starts to scream Old Ale or English Barleywine.
Once in the mouth some grainy, fibrous, wet wood surfaces, followed by a sweet, rich, dense alcohol and malt flavor with concentrated raisins. I can’t believe how wonderfully perfect this beer is. It’s in-league style-wise with Anchor Old Foghorn, but much smoother and well-flavored. Congratulations, Deep Ellum... you’ve managed to continue your streak of surprising me.
It finishes almost with a feeling of crystallized alcohol and caramel malts, topped with a faint touch of earthy, resinous hops. I can’t believe how good this beer is. This is the kind of beer that I’d gladly wait a week to drink. jerseyjohn71 (309) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
complex notes, got to retry , not too bitter, raisin, alcohol, clove, earthy, resin, herbs, roasty, red, sparkling, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bomber into tulip. Minneapolis.
Pours deep mahogany in color. Small rim of offwhite head.
Aroma is sweet with a heavy toffee aroma. Dark fruits and raisin. Barrel notes and whiskey. Really nice.
Taste is sweet with a subtle bitterness to balance.
Body is rich and full. Smooth texture. Long finish.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
On tap @ Untapped Fest.
Ruddy brown pour with some tan head. Nose of oak, toffee, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar sweetness. Flavor follows suit - boozy but not overly so. Barrel aging evident in the woody finish. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours a nice brown color with almost tan head. Dark fruit, whiskey, and sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet. I’m not usually a fan of barleywines, but they did a pretty darn good job with this one.