andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours a very cloudy copper/orange colour and a solid dirty white head that lasts and leaves good lace up the glass. Aromas of sweet malt, sweet dried fruits, perfumy, toffee and overall quite fruity. Flavour is sweet fruits, sweet malts, mild bitterness, light toffee, slightly nutty and a warming alcohol character. Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
P:ours a cloudy dark reddish amber with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits, toffee, nuts, rich sweet malts and a hint of some fruity esthers. Taste is sweet malts up front with some toffee, dried fruits, oak, slight nuts and a smooth alcohol warming on the finish. Overall a very pleasant barley wine. Foffern (1879) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2013
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. Has a deep golden mahogny colour with a small beige head. The aroma is roasted and rich and filled with oak, nuts and some roasted almonds. Again roasted malt at first then more dried fruit, wood, leather and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is slick and soft, and has a light bitterness. The aroma is a bit faint but the beer has a powerful flavour with some roastedness inbetween. Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
Pours a deep amber colour, cloudy, with a small tan head. Aroma is full of caramel malt and some slight floral hop scents. Taste is quite sweet with a nice bitterness to it as well. Full bodied, smooth and creamy mouth feel and livelier carbonation. Overall a solid barley wine. abemorsten (3615) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
50 cl bottle kindly shared by Sigmund. Inch thick cappucino colored creamy head that cover a misty deep orange body. Malty sweet, floral honey notes on the nose. Pungent sweet and malty flavors with a mellow bitterness. Slightly overcarbonated, although it suits the beer. Full bodied. Worked well with blue cheese.
Mysan_brewing (60) - - FEB 2, 2013
Smells of lovley dark dried fruits, looks amazing, dark and golden, light cream head. Taste is baked plums raisins and a bit of leather? I'm in love with a barley wine, who would have thought that ;)
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I agree with the general assessment of this beer. I don’t think it’s really a good example of the prototypical style of English Bitter or Barley Wine. Whatever you want to call it though, it’s one of the best I’ve ever had! This is what I want out of a cold weather beer. Strong, malty, deep, not too bitter. Beautiful aromas of brown butter and caramel and the taste is fantastically balanced. It might not fit neatly into any category, but you need to be drinking this. I am continually impressed by this brewery. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Dark red with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of berries, caramel and toffee. Taste is very sweet, sticky, average carbonation. Ok JStax (6504) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Copper with thin white head. Fruity, earthy, musky, apples, mild tartness. Dry on the finish. Fairly musky overall. tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Traded by SlovakSniper, thanks Patrick! Dark amber with a small off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is dominated by malt with caramel, brown sugar, wood and slight bitterness. Taste is sweet (almost cloying) and also dominated by malt with caramel, brown sugar, slight smoked malt and slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is slightly vinous. Medium body. In my opinion, this is an average Barley Wine that could benefit from aging (hopefully, it will be more balanced and less sweet with some age).