Stoutwhiskas (2) - - DEC 17, 2015 does not count StevieT (2000) - - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet fruity aroma, sweet flavours of fruity. Very thick in the mouth, a little syrupy.
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 (4648) - 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 (1180) - 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 (17274) - 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.
Davros (3137) - 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. Swanny6193 (18) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
Faint aroma, little bit of hops. Tastes winey, with a bit of malt. Little bit of hops. Semi-strong aroma. Pretty weak mouthfeel. The alcohol predominates the flavour.
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Draught @ Feral Brewing Company.jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2012
Last beer for the day. Well last taster at least. Holds aloft a decent, compact pad of foam for the length - unusual of a Barley wine. There is minimal lace but good legs as it is swirled around the glass. The body a shimmering ruddy copper. Ultimately shows fresh baked sticky date pudding with caramel sauce on the nose; savoury, sweet, boozy, thick and hinting at butterscotch, madeira and sherry. Very medicinal in the mouth, warming, hot and again sugary sweet like that aroma. The alcohol tickles and tingles at the palate like a nip of Single malt. Bready, baked pudding malts with yeasty undertones and a hint of vanilla. Fruitcake fruit mince bitterness with the Sherry taking on a solvent-like tone late. A little on edge this one; just seems messy and erratic. Another go on another batch maybe, but on the day this was nott too pleasant at all! (10% ABV)
Tap at feral. Pours a dark brown with a disappearing beige head. Nose full of dark fruits and sweet malt. It's intense. Taste has the dark fruits blending with a strong malty caramel backing. Taste is quite sweet with the caramel, hops and malts hiding the alcohol content. Pretty good beer great barley wine.