macca147 (387) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2017
On tap at Local Taphouse, Surry Hills (March 2017 - records). Pours a deep reddish brown with a thin head. Aroma: caramel malt, toffee, raisins, dates, brown sugar. Taste: malt, raisins, dates, mild toffee flavours. Resinous texture. Medium bodied. Moderate sweetness, followed by mild bitterness. Well balanced. This is a good Barleywine without being exceptional. PabloZab (1654) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Tap (The Catfish, Melbourne). Dark amber colour with beige nice head. Dark fruits, hint of caramel in aroma. Malty, medium sweet with subtle note of vanilla behind. Full body, very smooth, really good balanced with completely hidden booze. Really nice. jmgreenuk (9863) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 22, 2017
Tap at Slow Beer, Fitzroy. Poured a clear chestnut brown with a big frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich caramel toffee fudge, alcohol. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth rich sweet malt, toffee alcohol woody liqourice alcohol bitter palate and a long alcoholic bitter finish. Superb already but this will improve with age. Stoutwhiskas (2) - - DEC 17, 2015 does not count
On tap at Bob's Bar, Perth. Pours a dark amber with off-white to tan head. Aroma is sweet and inviting with molasses aplenty. Flavour sits somewhere between English and US barleywine but with bold roastiness as well. Well balanced overall. nickd717 (4822) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Draft pours dark brown with reddish hues and a lasting tan head. Big syrup molasses caramel sherry aroma. Thick malty sweet flavor, molasses, date, caramel, and a medium hop finish. Full bodied but well carbonated. Not easy to drink.
stoutnick (842) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2015
2015 vintage. Rich brown mahogany pour. Aroma is very very mild toffee. Taste is rich sweetness followed by bitterness - not super exciting flavours here. Full bodied on palate! Not offensive but far from the best Feral has done, nor is it the cream of Aussie barleywine crop. varanid99 (1315) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
Dark reddish-brown pour with a tannish head. Fruity, winey, malty aroma. Taste is similar - fortified wine, caramel, piney, sweet. Not bad Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Slightly hazy dark amber. Thick head. Rich hoppy, fruity notes with sweet, slightly caramelly malts. Has a nice, balanced, chewy barley wine character like a cross between Big Foot and the departed Young’s Old Nick. StevieT (2016) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
Sweet fruity aroma, sweet flavours of fruity. Very thick in the mouth, a little syrupy. Davros (3258) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours dark brown with ruby tints and a lasting head.
Vinuous malty aroma. Lots of caramel alongside floral and piny hops, booze and oxidised port notes.
Rich malty flavours too. Again theres lots of caramel and masses of piny hops.
Nice syrupy body, could use a little more carbonation though.
The alcohol seems a bit to bold.