Crit (4065) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010 nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Alibi Room. Aged 18 months according to the menu. Rating #9 of the beer. Pours a dark shade of amber wit ha trim beige head. Surprisingly carbonated -- particularly for the time it spent aging. Loaded with hops, caramel, and brown sugar. Unusual for the style, but tasty.
Sparkling amber,small beige head.Unpleasant sweaty nose.Big bittersweet profile, huge body,lightly sweet, big bitter hop end.Medium alcohol heat tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
Somewhat subdued aroma features cherry and berry fruitiness, cheesy and resinous hops along with toffee and caramel. Opaque burnished copper/amber coloured body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, cream coloured head that recedes to a lasting cover and coats the sides of the glass. The flavour offers big round malts with plenty of caramel and toffee. Very sweet without cloying perhaps due to the strong offsetting bitterness. Fruity character is notable especially in the long cherry finish. Medium full body is a bit syrupy in texture with lightly prickly carbonation. Truly sad that this may be one of my last beers from this brewery. Hopefully the brewer will reappear nearby soon. Cheers Derrick! This is a great brew. Aged 18 months on tap at Alibi Room. mcberko (19193) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours amber. Aroma of fruits and lots of hops. Flavour of caramel, toffee, various fruits and hops. One of Dix’s best brews. fiulijn (21471) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
Cask at Alibi Room, Vancouver, as Dix BarleyWine 2009
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2010
Beautiful red-amber color. The aroma, initially, shows nice fruity and resiny hops (Simcoe?), later it has a cheesy touch. The cask allows to provide a perfect mouthfeel, soft and undercarbonated; it has good caramel flavor, strong bitterness, and a sharp cheese presence (Parmigiano); not very sweet. The ending bitterness is too much. Strange beer, the cheese, even if suspicious, adds something, but it’s not a Barley Wine.
Raters need to get out there and taste this barlywine because it is fantastic. Closest to LaConner Brewing’s Olde Curmudgeon of the barleywines I have tried so far. Deep ruby and copper colored with very little head. Wonder floral hops, licorice, cotton candy, red berries and citrus fruits. Flavor is sweet and hoppy, medium bitterness balanced with biscuits and fruits. Finish is warming alcohol and sweet brown and fruit sugars that last forever, sticky and resinous with viscosity contributing to a velvety texture. This was a fantastic Barleywine. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2010
Tap after Canada trounces Russia in Olympic hockey! Soft and dry. Soft dark peach aroma. Soft body. Very dry. Super hopped. Hops. Spice. Dry dusty fruit flavour. Dried peach apricot and raisin with nice soft spicing and lots of dry hops front to lasting dry finish. Oakes (19027) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
Deep amber and hazy. Inch thick head. Earthy aroma with lightly floral hops. The yeast comes through nicely. Spicy hops. Fairly rich and caramelly earth. Moderate bitterness with some stickiness. Finishes with brown sugar notes, light fruitiness and great balance. Some understated alcohol notes. turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
On tap @ Dix. Cloudy and copper. Head is just a small ring. Not much lacing. Aroma of both strong hops and sweet malt, with some alcohol. Beautiful taste, kind of like a really strong Double IPA, with a little more alcohol, and a little less hoppy. Nevertheless, this barleywine is well-hopped in the cascadian manner. This ale was also somewhat fruity and complex. My words do not do it justice. I hope I will taste it again in the future.