fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2017 Draught at Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WAbeerplace (1691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2016
Dark brown color. The aroma is mild, but the flavor doesn’t leave room for doubt. This is like drinking Christmas pudding, plenty of raisins and rum; there must be some bourbon or oak aging too; the alcohol presence is evident.
On tap at Elizabeth Station. Pours a dark brown with no head. Aroma is bourbon notes, dark fruits, candy sweetness. Taste is dark fruits, candies, some boozy notes, high level of sweetness. Quite boozy stuff, oversweet, not very full-bodied, despite high alcohol content. Still good, though. ciocanelu (2523) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 26, 2016
Dark mahogany color with tan head. Aroma is really complex with lots of caramel, fudge, bourbon, brown sugar and oak. Taste starts with caramel and brown sugar, a slight molasses note, bourbon and finishes slightly bitter. Medium body, quite sticky and syrupy, low carbonation. A really complex beer with nice dried fruits, bourbon and barrel character. darbeer75 (901) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Aroma: oaky, sweet and boozy; Appearance: black amber with thin white head that dissipates slowly; Taste: follows nose with good level of complexity; buttery with lots of molasses and sugar; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: intense and slightly cloying; very good but definitely not for every day. jhamp9 (1860) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Dark mahogany pour with a cream colored head. Oily lacing. Aroma is sweet molasses, wood, bourbon, and dates. Taste is caramel, bourbon, vanilla, dates, and wood. On the sweet side but not cloying. Some boozy warmth. Medium body.
Johnstledger8 (1190) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours an opaque murky reddish brown with a quickly fading light brown bubbly head. Aroma is of bourbon, dark fruits, raisins, figs, vanilla, peaty. Taste is of dark fruits, raisins, figs, hint of blackcurrant and liquorice, peaty, sweet bourbon finish. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. MarcoDL (4920) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, raisin and red fruit. Flavor of caramel, raisin, some coffee, booze, oak, red fruit and molasses. Great flavor bomb. jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Pours a clear copper color with a 1/2 inch foamy khaki head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace drip back into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and banana. Taste is of malt, brown sugar, sticky toffee pudding, and bananas covered in caramel. Awesome flavors on this one. This beer has a good carbonation level with a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. A very good barleywine with lots of complex aromas and flavors. fiery_1 (999) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
650ml 2016 bottle, pours a Dark brown colour with a nice beige head. Nose is lots of brown sugar, honey, raisins/dates. Mmmh a full bodied mouthfeel, sweet and complex on the palate. Flavour of raisins, honey, brown sugar. Yum!
RedSox2004 (1890) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 14, 2016
On tap at the Venice taproom. Ruby to deep brown with a generous half-inch head, solid retention and terrific lacing. Strong resinous hops aromas with dark fruit and a tinge of caramelized sugars and burnt toast. Big hoppy flavors hit hard up front, supported by caramel, dark fruit and toffee notes, then the hops bitterness returns. Warming alcohol throughout. Medium body, well-carbonated, and a strong bitter finish. Terrific beer, and very intense. Not for the faint-hearted. Also bought a bottle to put away for a while.