anders37 (27907) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruit aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruit finish. Jado (805) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2017 Deep red-amber body. Thin off-white head dissipates almost completely. Aromas of plum, bourbon, raisin and toffee. Taste is sweet toffee at first, cut through by dark fruit, raisins, rum, vanilla and bourbon. Full mouth feel. Bit of residual sweetness and some alcohol at the end. Rich and satisfying - great. CraftyHare (140) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2017
500ml bottle pours a deep cherry colour with tiny light tan head. The wax head a double layer of wrapping paper creates an added sense of occasion. Aromas of toffee, malt, bourbon and spice. Viscous texture with not too much carbonation. Tastes of toffee, honey, sugar syrup, stone fruit, bourbon and herbal characters. Finishes with strong Aperol-like herbal bitterness and some residual alcohol. mabel (10011) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
[8648-20160823] 500mL bottle. Fragrant herbal petal and leafy grains aroma. Clear, dark red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy sweet barley raisins flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
Ferris (17800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "They offered him more money -- it’s not the government."
Bottle - Toffee and some leafy hop notes. Clear amber. Nice caramel notes and sweetness with the hops firmly in the background. This is a great, rich and sweet barley wine that is good to drink fresh.
drjoeng (1481) - SINGAPORE - OCT 20, 2016
Poured out deep amber brown. 23ºSRM.
Nose is sweet, spicy and christmas. Treacle. Praline pecans from the south. Pecan pie.
Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate has caramel, hint of butterscotch, creme brûlée, taffy. Sweet fruit with dates, honey, black plums. Overall tasting note is that of sticky date pudding.
Finish is woody, bitter and a little syrupy cling.
Overall perfect as a desert wine.
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Bottle at Mikkeller Bangkok. Poured a dark amber colour with a round off white head. The aroma is sweet sugary malt, sticky toffee caramel, some alcohol. The flavour is moderate to strong sweet with a rich smooth oily sweet malt, sticky toffee pudding, red berry fruit, light spice palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. A fitting celebration ale. blankboy (7928) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2016
[Bottle (500ml) shared w/ HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a deep orange-amber with a small diminishing bubbly off-white head. No lacing. Aroma is sweet, fruity and a bit candy-like -- more UK-style Barley Wine. Flavour follows -- it’s a bit too sugary sweet for me. Average bodied. Good but like I said, a bit too sweet. Andrus86 (725) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2016
BOTTLE. (b 1000 9:57). Crimson pour with no real head.. Sweet aroma of tropical berry, malt & wood.. Sweet malt base, creamy texture, dark berry, minimal choc/cocoa , slight booze with warmth.. Sourced Cape Cellars fletchfighters (1623) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2016
500 ML bottle waxed and wrapped with paper.
Dark amber orange color. Thin collar for a head. Even working the beer gets only a thin collar.
nose is dark fruit jam. Nice fruity nose with only elements of pine and grapefruit. has developed very quickly.
Taste is sweet, slick and sticky fruits. Only slight amount of the hopping as was supposed to be an American BW. Very full feel. Light carbonation Very solid BW, as not a style made that often in Southern Hemisphere.