phaleslu (10555) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2011
22 oz. bottle from pantanap- thanks, Kan! Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white ring for a head. Aroma of rye, wheat, caramel, dried apricot, spice, and citrus. Flavor of toffee, frosted flakes, dry grains, rye, brown sugar, dried and dark fruit, and pepper. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, dry, and spicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really good barley wine and the rye element adds some nice spice for complexity. deanso (10219) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle shared at not THT by Kermis. A couple of years old
Thin white head. Cloudy amber pour. it’s aged nicely. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Pour big thanks to maximum12/Craig for the pour! Nice clear red pour with thin white head, aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, some spice, nice rye notes in there, touch of vanilla, slight cherry notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of caramel and toffee, some vanilla, caraway and rye spice, hints of sweet slight oxidized cherry, finishes fairly dry. Pretty nicely done, a bit one dimensional overall but good. bytemesis (9024) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2016
2014 bottle thanks to TheAlum! Pours hazy hazel, small off-white head, dissipates leaving decent residual and lacing. Aroma is rich and malty, dark sugars and pumpernickle bread. Flavor is pretty sweet, light bitterness and a bit of a bite from the rye, toffee, dark bread, hints of smoke. Medium plus body, smooth mouthfeel. Pretty solid barleywine. I can see why this ages well in bourbon barrels. drowland (8955) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2/25/12. Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Hazy amber pour with a very small ring of khaki head. Sweet caramel aroma with brown sugar and slight fruitiness. Richer, sweeter flavor with more sugar and fruits. Nice!
Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2011 A big thanks to Alex for this tasty treat. Pours clear mahogany with thin tan head. The aroma has smooth dark fruitiness, a nice load of rye spiciness and then a bit of booze heat. The taste is a wonderful mix of sweet dark fruitiness and spicy rye that blends into pervasive yet constrained yum! This stuff is smooth sweet spicy and wonderful. Wow! nimbleprop (8725) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2011
22oz bottle pours a mostly transparent, copper amber with one ring of off white head. Nose is nice and spicy, definitely get those caraway seeds, malty, bread, malts, multi grain bread, yeast, sweet, caramel. Flavor is sweet, malty, spicy, you really get a ton of spicy rye, some herbs. Finish is lightly sweet, a little dry too. Super smooth. Love this. Completely drinkable even at 11% ABV. Great job. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
22. thanks, alex! pours dark mahogany with ruby edges, no head or lace after a big sudsy head falls away. big dark spicy black bread nose. tossty, roasted seed notes. sticky, compact, viscous and chewy body. dark seeds, black bread, and roasty dark spices on the mid palate. big spicy finish with notes of dark stone fruit on the finish. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle thanks to BA billshmeinke. Pours with a clear bronze-copper body with a small tan head that shrinks but stays. Aromas are hoppy, sweet, citrus, pine, rye, bready, crisp, light chocolate and rose water. Very much an American Style Barley Wine. Flavors are sweet, rye, strong bitterness, caramel, pine, hops, marzipan, alcohol and burnt toffee. Medium bubbles, some warmth. Strong lingering bitterness. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bomber. Poured medium orange with a short-lived, but easily-resuscitated beige head. The aroma picked up sweet honey, vanilla, and lesser molasses accented by spicy rye, orange meat, and light oxidation.. loved it! The flavor found honey, licorice, and molasses sweetness at the core, with lots of black pepper, rye, and orange liqueur laced throughout.. dried out and scorched the back of the mouth a little (in a good way).. long, warm finish with great carryover orange and peppery rye. Heavier-bodied with full carbonation on the palate.. this held up remarkably well!