javiercrasher (528) - Granada, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2016
Impresionante aspecto. Espuma beige, densa y duradera. Fruta madura y barrica de vino en nariz. Buen cuerpo. En boca acaramelada, licorosa, equilibrada y llena de matices. Dulce, sin presencia de los 10 grados. Ha evolucionado muy bien durante la guarda. De las mejores barley wine que he probado. @Botella. BB 2015/01/09 Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2004
The paleolithic pooch who takes montstrous strides on the label, courtesy of gonzo cartoonist Ralph Steadman, gives a clue to the potential damage wrought by this gargantuan brew!
Color is a deep, dark burgundy, with no head to speak of, though one appears as I pour, it doesn’t last for a second. Aroma is exactly what I look for in a barleywine, and then some! Profoundly heady and powerful, full of grape/wine associations, as well as plums, raisins, licorice, cognac, and port. Mouthfeel is full, rich, and intensely warm and rewarding. Sweet and spicy hoppiness abounds on the palate, along with a full dimension of maltiness. Wonderful chew in the texture, and hugely alcoholic! Drinkability? One a day, and slowly, savoringly, so I pull back a bit on points. Towards the end, it gets a bit syrupy, tasting almost like cough medicine. Is this Jagermeister in my mug, I wonder?
Among the top 5 American barleywines, but, frankly, we’re a bit spoiled, they are so many top-notch versions. And the best acheivement from this brewery, so far!
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Very dark brown, thin tan head, nice lace. Aromas of smoky malt, raisins, alcohol, molasses, chocolate, licorice and espresso. Huge malt, not overly sweet, dark roast coffee and dark chocolate, peat and smoke, well-balanced by a good measure of citrusy hop bitterness. Nice chewy mouthfeel. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle 355ml. Magnificent. Aroma is fruity, with berries, caramel, dough, and alcohol. Taste is very sweet, with light bitter notes, and long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Brown, with a frothy white head. tom_clift (44) - Carnegie, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2010
Keg. Floral hop and sweet dried fruit aroma. Sweet brown sugar and fruity flavour. Something like a hopped muscat! Would be great as a dessert wine alternative.
Grzesiek79 (4274) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 28, 2013
Dobre i pyszne piwo o slodowo winnym aromacie w smaku takze dominuje winia, namoczony biszkopt i troche miodu. Slodkie ale finisz wytrawny i rozgrzewajacy, troche alkoholowy, ale podczas picia tego stezenia sie nie wyczuwa. Piwo ma srednia piane ale piekny rubinowo-czerwony odcien. Tekstura bogata i tresciwa jak najlepsze belgijskie mocne ale. Dave11899 (23) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Great Barleywine. Especially for the one who wants to break into a different style. Pours copper with a khaki head. Floral hops fill your nose with a hint of booze. Taste is balances between malts and high levels of hops. However, there is no lingerong bitterness. There for you can sip again and enjoy the roller coaster rode all over again.
Overall a great Barleywine. Aging the last few years to see how the floral notes diminish to see the effect.
One of flying dogs finest! Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
This was a really good barleywine. It poured a reddish-brown color and was perfectly balanced in flavor. Highly recommended. TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 Pours a hazy light brown with a short lived head. Strong hoppy aromas give a hint of the flavors awaiting your first sip. Flavor is complex, quite bitter, hoppy and somewhat red wineish. Finish is warm and balanced with the alcohol coming through in the aftertaste. A nice barley wine. amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
color-med brown tan
first-very malty,light carbonation