travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is fruits, sweet, wood, caramel, and toffee. The look is brownish in color and has a beige colored head. The taste is sweet, caramel, toffee, alcohol, and wood. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
750ml bottle. Deep amber color, almost brown with a small sized off white head. Aromas of wood, oak, caramel, and malty. Tastes of wood, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and port. jkwalking05 (4739) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of oak, caramel and toffee. Taste is of booze, oak, caramel and brown sugar. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2009? bottle thanks to the eepiest. Thanks Chris!! poured deep amber/ruby with a very thin and fast fading off-white head. aroma was caramel, cherry, plum, sherry, and what seemed to be a tiny tiny hint of chocolate. The last beer that I sniffed this much with sheer enjoyment was the SA Utopias. Flavor was rich and decadent with lots of upfront caramel notes which quickly went into several different types of dark fruit with an oaky dryness. Body was full and thick with minimal carbonation. Glad I popped it open when I did because I don’t think it is going to get any better. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
8th January 2012
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Cloudy dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Smooth and slightly soft palate with mild fine carbonation. Intense malt with a lot of lactose. Bourbon and sweet coconut. Aniseed alcohol. Semi dry finish. Nothing subtle about this big ol’ BA Barleywine. Good though!
Bottle. Pours a clear chestnut brown body with a small covering of beige head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is rich and intensely malty with some very light sherry-like oxidation notes. Just the right amount of oxidation, and the right kind. Some light vinous notes and wood with a little bit of alcohol. The flavor is rich and thick with the perfect blend of malt and vinous barrel character. It does have a bit of a coconut flavor on the finish. Very light tannic bite on the finish as well with a bit of alcohol, but not boozy at all. Mouthfeel is great as well, not clingy or sticky at all, just the slightest bit of chewy texture and perfect minimal carbonation. This is really good, not sure if the age has anything to do with it or not, but if you have one of these, drink up, cause it isn’t going to get much better. arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2012
Sample courtesy of motortoddhead. Deep red-brown pour with plenty of yellow head. Deep dark fruit, almost tangy, toasted malt, caramel, some wood. Flavor better as it warms with slight acidic dark fruit, toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar - all fairly well-blended. Finishes with a decent hop bitterness to match the sweet malt characteristics. Moderate to heavy on the palate. Camons (12449) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle @ Aarons place, Thanks. Pours hazy dark brown, no head. Aroma of malt, dark chocolate, oak, dark fruit, port. Taste is malty, chocolate, caramel, oaky, dark fruits, plums, portlike, very nice and complex. Medioum body, low carbonation, long lasting portlike finish. Very good. 020312 arminjewell (9664) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Pour out of bottle is dark reddish brown with thin to no white head, aroma has notes of port and wine notes, hints of dark fruit, caramel, some slight wine and oak notes as well. Thanks to Aaron for the pour! Taste has notes of wine and port notes, with big sweet cherry and dark fruit notes, hints of vanilla, finish with a hint of booze but not bad. Nice brew! cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle @ home. Cloudy, dark brown appearance with a small brown head. Super rich caramel, thick dark sugary, woody, toffee, grape, dark fruity aroma. Very thick, sweet, thick caramel malty, sticky, dark fruity, light vanilla, slight woody, toffee, port flavor with a warming, somewhat, white vinous, boozy finish.