Saeglopur (2411) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 15, 2015
650 ml bottle from bier-deluxe.de.
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Dark copper body, with a small, creamy, slightly yellow head.
Complex aroma of chocolate, caramel, wood, coconut, vanilla, dark and dried fruits.
Taste follows this, also very complex and with even more smooth coconut.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes malty, alcoholic, smooth.
Delicious! Heavy, complex, dark, full - simply a big beer! Also quite unique, with lovely, smooth coconut notes. The best Barley Wine I’ve had so far!
Dark amber, small frothy tan head. Aroma of light bourbon, soy, molasses, leather, nutty toffee, rum soaked fruit, woody bitterness. Taste is mostly sweet with some woody earthy bitterness, light cola flavor and a light alcohol taste. Really silky texture, not much carbonation. One of those beers that has an aroma that is so good that I don’t even want to drink it. This beer seriously reminds me of a really complex Belgian Quad like Rochefort 10 or a Belgian Strong like Pannepot without the Belgian yeast and with Bourbon barrel instead, The aroma is very complex and the flavor is very strong yet filled with nuance. portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle shared by BVery. Pours a oily brown black that looks copper and leaves a tight khaki wispy film. Aroma is awesome vanilla woodiness and sweet candied sugar malt and hidden whiskey scents. Taste is more sweet malty vanila wood and shows a awesome caramel maltiness and subtle spice bitterness. Palate is full and slick with a drying finish. Fucking awesome! beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Poured in the appropriate small snifter at Surly Goat. Very dark brown in color. Big vanilla taste. Extremely smooth. The alcohol is not in your face. I get some chocolate at the back. Overall, a smooth sipper. dfearnley (2381) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle to tulip
Oak, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and coconut but a bit boozy.
Dark brown, almost black, but an almost bare head.
Bourbon, malt, a little chocolate, and candied fruit.
dlovell2 (2380) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2014
On tap at Frisco Taphouse. Brown with an amber tint. Very little head. Oaky, bourbon aroma with cherries and chocolate. Big malty start. A lot of bourbon flavor, oak barrel, raisins and vanilla. Very flavorful and complex. illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle at Yazoo Fortuitous release. Pours deep copper brown with a beige head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Medium to full bodied with a slight sticky texture. Flavor of caramel and vanilla, but with a spicy bitterness and nice wood nuance. Sweet without going over the top. One of the best barleywines I have had in a long time. csaso (2361) - Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle, 2012 vintage - small foamy head, very dark amber color, aroma is strong alcohol, malt, oak, vanilla; tase is similar with added coconut notes - very complex beer of course, but very good. Definitely strong in the alcohol department, so drink slow! illidurit (2356) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 6, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Rerate 3/17/14: On tap at Beercraft in Rohnert Park. Dark copper with a thin tan head. Deep pudding and coconut aroma. If I liked coconut at all this would be outta sight. But I don’t. Flavor has rich caramel and wood, vanilla and coconut. Really well balanced and smooth for such a massive beer. Hedonically I can’t get too excited due to the coconut but otherwise this is a pretty perfect barleywine. Changing my old score of 3.8.
Original rating 3/6/08: On tap at The Red in Santa Cruz.
10 oz pour into a small tulip pint glass. Deep auburn in color, with a certain coppery shimmer that only high alcohol beers have. Minimal head with no lacing.
Smell is very strong and sweet, sort of like a less extreme Utopias. Whiskey is the main note, maybe with some dark fruits.
The flavor here is really similar to scotch but with less alcohol bite. Peaty and oaky, with lots of sweet malt and booze-soaked fruit.
Mouthfeel is too low on carbonation but the viscosity is spot-on for a big bad barleywine and the finish is shockingly dry on the tongue. mgajdaczewa (2350) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 27, 2017
SBF #19 Piękne piwo. Cieliste, ale zwiewne, ciasteczkowe, z nutami wanilii i marcepanu. Półsłodkie. Z kakaowymi naleciałościami. Niezwykle złożone. Nieładnie je potraktowaliśmy pijąc w spartańskich warunkach, ale... i tak pokazało swój geniusz.