Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Big ass bottle from kmweaver. Orange amber color with nice size white head. Aroma of caramel and mild hops. The taste was rich, sweet, and malty. Caramel and slight vanilla flavors. Mild hoppy finish. pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2008
07 vintage, handbottle, courtsey of my main man Yaniv! A prelude to Barleywine Armageddon ’08 (tomorrow!). Amber clear reddish with a grey head. Overripe amarillo hops giving off that garlicy sort of note. a bit sweet, with some alcohol and slightly toasty astringency. Thin, and lightly carbonated, ala handbottle. Pineapply garlic past prime hops. Alcohol. Light malt. Drier than the nose suggests, thought definite caramel. A bit of fruit, straw. Lingering hay to grassy hops. I would have guessed American strong ale, as this is a bit too hot and low on the sweetness to be a barleywine, IMHO. Naven (1001) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Dark brown/amber color. Aroma and flavors are pure delicious hops. Flavor is hops, brown sugar and toffee. Super sweet. A world class BW, but a little sweet for my tastes. Maxbier (1000) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Growler from Red Clarksville. Medium brown pour with thin off white/tan head. Dank hop aroma (good start). Taste starts out bitter hop and sticky toffee malt. Strong alcohol presence (as a barley should have). Could drink this all night if it would put me to sleep. blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2004
On tap at RDF: Dark brown apperence with almost no nose. Flavor of heavy choclate. Very different for a barleywine.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Thanks to Eric, this is the third time he’s tried to get a growler of this to a gathering I was attending and it was the charm. A sweet, mild, caramelly, syrupy ale with an ever so slight alcohol burn on the lips. The hops are mild, soft, slightly spicy (nutmeg, cinnamon), and the malts are dark, with figs, oxidized apples, and plenty of toffee. And excellent sipper that leaves your lips and entire mouth feeling indulged, sticky, and smooth, with a gentle nearly-floral aftertaste. KUEric (978) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2006
On taP in Baltimore: Too sweet! Brown Sugary, malty, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, are among just a few of the many sweet and too sweet flavors. I will say with all of the sweet flavors it could very easily get some one in trouble with its 12% abv. Of course I couldn’t get past the overbearing sweetness. Not any semblance of balance. It looks nice enough. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 WCC2-Poured a deep ruby red color with a creamy off-white head. Sweet fruity nose. Peaches, raisins, plums, and carmel flavors with a little hop thrown in. Dry finish nolankowal (939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle RBSG 07. Orange pour with a short light tan head. Aroma of bright earthy hops and toasted malt. Flavors of caramel malt, spices , citrus, pine and some fruit elements. Medium/thick body bittersweet, with a bittersweet finish. arone12 (935) - Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2010 2006 draught at arundel mills duclaw. Pours a red color with a nice foamy off white head. Smells delicious. I smell hops, some sugar and some caramel. Taste is yummy in my tummy. I get a bunch of sweetness with hops racing after it. One of my favorite duclaw beers. Mmmm 11/11/10 had this beer on draught. Sweet taste with some alcohol in the taste. Guy behinding me is smoking and is smells horrible. Can’t smell or taste anything.