batneil (737) - - JAN 31, 2015 Cooperii (61) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 Bottle poured a deep amber with slightly off white head with fair lacing. Aromas are hoppy with a malty undertones subtle fruityness. Flavors are of bitter hops, grapefruit and rye with mild malty body followed by subtle notes of tropical fruit. The Finish; quite hoppy for a barleywine, big bright citrus flavors up front tapering to malts and light fruity undertones with a lingering dry bitterness.
On tap at a Concord beer festival. Thick brown head. Bitter tasting with lots of coffee flavour. Marduk (8059) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2014
660ml bottle (shared by FatPhil). Slightly hazy, deep orange color. Small size, beige head, stays. Sweet, malty, candy, fruity, alcohol in aroma. Malty, caramel, fruity, dusty roast, woody notes in taste. Dry mouthfeel. Soft bitterness. Copper hops in aftertaste. Very drinkable. FatPhil (16635) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2014
660ml bottle - BierKompass.deansalon (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
Very pleasant malty aroma. Deep copper, nice tight beige head, fairly persistent. Fairly pleasant malty taste. Pleasant woodiness,dry,a little nut-papery. Touch of marmite in there, but nice toffee aspects too. All in all not saying wow, just decent, but when I consider the alcohol percentage, this covers the alcohol very well. I raced down the glass, it’s a very easy tasty barleywine. Like the Celt, there’s something so full and drinkable about this. Best beer of the evening so far. Haharr, me hearties, this’un’s a good’un.
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2014 Pours caramel with a low tan head. Aroma is caramel, honey, candi sugar, figs, dates. Taste is caramel, honey, heather, candi sugar, dates. Quite good!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ktwse (5233) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Pours orange amber with low yellowish head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch, caramel malts, light honey and hops. Taste is rich caramel and boozy, yeasty. Body is medium and creamy.
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GIJOE (1249) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours jet black with a frothy, bubbly tan head that hangs in there for a while. Nose is floral hops. Taste is slightly bitter on a backbone of big, bold dark malt. Fairly full-bodied. Lively carbonation. Very nice brew!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DTM (798) - Vacaville, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
On tap at Davis beer shoppe. Got the last if the keg. It pours nice copper color with thick head. Tastes of caramel and toffee. Very nicely done.
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On tap at The Shack, thick, creamy head, extremely malty. Bares the alcohol well.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2013
Very nice hop forward barleywine with a nice sweet malt profile. The hops are slightly grassy and resinous, while the malt shows flavors of candied orange and slight dark fruit. Overall pretty good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
This tasted like more of an American Barley Wine than a Scotch Ale to me. That said, it great as the former and decent as the latter. Malt character was thick but not pronounced, hops took over quickly with notes of citrus and wood.