Patrickctenchi (6548) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Cloudy medium brown with a wisp of off-white ring.
Woody, caramel, maple syrup aroma.
Taste is sweet, oaky, vanilla, caramel malt, syrup...
I didn’t really catch any juniper, as it’s described, though.
Smooth, though it packs a little alcohol burn towards the finish.
Damn easy to sip too much of. pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Amber pour with white head. Leather smoke caramel plum. Full sticky body
Sweet and moderately bitter. mbgrayson (767) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Pours a deep amber, with a dark tan head. Aroma of malts and alcohol. Taste of oak, slightly sweet, and rich. A fairly smooth barleywine. Not my favorite beer type, but thumbs up nonetheless. Fatehunter (2561) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Pours a thin head on a opaque dark straw body.
The aroma is dirt and faintly floral.
The taste fairly mild blend of wood, smoke and vanilla. Nice but not overwhelming.
The texture is softer.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2016
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a ruddy/burnt brown color with a thin white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Spider web lacing weaves around the glass nice and thin.
The smell takes in some smoke, light peat, sweet vanilla bean, light licorice, sweet juniperberry, and a light spruce. Light caramel and toffee comes in as it warms.
The taste was mainly malty sweet with the smokiness delicately backing it up. Peat comes back to punch the flavor into full effect. Malty sweet in the aftertaste leading to a wet smokey/peaty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a fair sessionable to sipping quality to it. Carbonation seems to run fairly light.
Overall, ratebeer says barleywine? Leaves me scratching my beard, hmmm...English Strong Ale or English Barleywine? Hmmm...not sure, but its good and I’d probably still have again despite not really knowing what style this is. Combination, perhaps?
bubblehouse (1488) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Not the biggest fan of barleywines but this one is pretty good. A little to sweet for me. Gerbeer (3674) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a mahogany color with full head. Aromas of metallic candi sugar, dried fruit, and toasted malts. Flavors of toasted oak, dry brown sugar, toasted malts, metallic Belgian yeast, and bitter resin. Somewhat bready. Hot. Complex and interesting beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Pours a burnt copper color with an off white head. Caramel, peat, smoke, maple syrup, toffee, oak, juniper and biscuit aroma. Peat, oak, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, juniper, smoke, biscuit and light alcohol flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Oak, peat, maple syrup and smokey finish. pictoman (1084) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2016
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle [bottled on 01/22/16]. Medium brown with light beige head. Bready caramel malt with subtle dark fruits, decent smoke, and mild juniper, light alcohol. A unique barley wine. edgallow (4146) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2016
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of oak, caramel, spice and vanilla. Taste is spices, yeast, malts and oak.