onceblind (10327) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Deep dark amberish chestnut brown under a thin ivory cap. Malty syrupy nose with light toast and gentle roasted caramel lagerish nuances. Smooth and large palate with lots of roasted burnt caramel syrupy malty flavors and a slightly warm finish. A bit simplistic but strongly deep malty and with a lagery biscuity clean finish. Mister_Li (1536) - GERMANY - JUN 9, 2017
Trübes dunkelrot mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, süßlich, fruchtig, überreife Bananen und Nelkenaromen, leicht alkoholisch, etwas Pfeffer. BuckeyeBoy (8301) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2017
22oz bottle pours out copper topped with a small head. Nose is sweet pit fruit rich malts some spice and little over ripe banana. Taste is more of the nice malts a little booze banana notes and spice present. ffbot (433) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 29, 2016
On tap a clear wine like orange, tiny ring of white head. Smells of clove, sweet malt and cherry, gum and juice. Taste is initial sweetness with cherry and fresh fruit there. Then it calms with a residual sourness and overripe fruit. Very layered and awesome
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Andrew196 (1980) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2016
Hazy amber color with compact beige head. Good depth of malts, good body structure, the right sweetness, elegant all round, but also with a strange ester and soap aroma, candies, so I wonder which yeast was used here, and if the mild sourness comes from the spelt or because it’s not too fresh.
But it’s a very positive experience.
Pours a deep amber, thin head, light beige. Rich caramel, plum sweet aroma, some raspberry in the aroma. Full mouthfeel, some barleywine qualities here, grapes, roasted toffee, caramel, but lots of deep sweetness to it, a tad boozy in the end. Smoothsippin (48) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours Amber with a thin beige head. Spicy sweet to the nose and the mouthfeel is similar. Tart and flavorful on the swallow with a pleasant lingering. The difference in the malt makes for a nice change of pace. Enjoyed it. Reminds me of a good whiskey, something to savor over a period of time. Dervock (1421) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle - deep amber pour. Yeasty aroma, lots of spice. Sweet upfront with an astringent finish. Oily palate. andrewje41 (4171) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2015
22 oz bottle poured at a tasting. Best by 6/17/15. Oops. Did this keep fermenting in the bottle? Tastes even stronger than the already sturdy abv offering, and it’s hardly close. Caramel amber color. Comes off as a barleywine. Tomato juice barleywine? Wheat finish. Need to try a fresh bottle of this. I’ll actively seek one out if possible, and rerate. All things considered, pretty good. Zymurgeist2 (2349) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Bomber to tulip. Rich malt and moderate spice. Hazy copper-brown with off white head. Flavor is banana and spice.