Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Slight vanilla and I get the almost tart from the oak aromas in this orangy brown hazy brew with no head. I get a slight tartness quickly taken away by the sweetness of the vanilla and slight maple. This full body brew has a warming sensation in he aftertaste. rdixon77 (3020) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Big sweet maply barleywine. Lots of vanilla caramel and oak sweetness. Alcohol burn. Pretty good stuff, Big Bang of a beer. Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2016
19 Mar 2016, bottle. copper with faint sediment. nose is alcohol, some fruits and nuts. med body and mildly fizzy. maple syrup, some nuts, alcohol but not harsh. interesting almost cheesy notes at the end. Very nice. need to see how this ages. It’s not great right now but it has potential to sweeten up i think. sinfull (1800) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Mahogany color. One-finger , off-white head . Caramel malt , smoke and wood in aroma . Sweet malty taste with moderate bitterness for balance. Full body , but very drinkable. Alcohol isn't noticeable. Patrickctenchi (6731) - 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 (806) - 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 (2615) - 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 (1556) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Not the biggest fan of barleywines but this one is pretty good. A little to sweet for me.