stevoj (5867) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2018 strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really smooth barley wine. Just enough hops to mitigate the malty and overt alcohol flavor that hampers most barley wines.
12oz bottle thanks to Toby. Dark amber with a small beige head. Sweet malts in the aroma and taste, some root beer barrels, cola. Kind of sweet. IndianaRed (5121) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Bottle. Kind of a barley wine stout blend. Bottle and lingering hop IBUs with some roast flavors. BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2018
12oz bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out cola brown color topped with a small tan head. Nose is nice sweet old big foot notes old hops some pine and sweet malts. Taste is more of the nice sweet malts some dead hops. fugitive (2061) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle. Color dark red with tiny brown head. Aroma alcohol, malt, spicy, bourbon. Taste sweet, alcohol, spicy, malt, bourbon. Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, roasted malts, molasses, and some booze.
alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2016
12 oz bottle multiple times notes and a recently popped bottle. Pours dark brown to black in color with reddish highlights at the edges and a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, some earthy hops, resin, dark fruits, berries, some alcohol young but not as much as the previous year, still drinks pretty nice today. JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Dark brown color with a moderate, fairly stable, dark beige head. Nice lace. Big hops aromas atop a dark rich fruitcake. Citrus and pine mix with dark fruits of fig, dates, dark cherries and berries. There are some liqueur scents rising, mostly I believe from the alcohol. I’m nit picking in that it is a bit too sweet in the aromas, but I do find the aromas very nice with all the fruit scents. Smooth, chewy to stick liquid on the palate. Sweet start with a real malt base. Caramel, marzipan, and light candi lead to A mild bitterness with some pine and citrus. Much less than the aroma suggests. A nice balanced barley wine. Late roasted and toasted malts. Reminds of a brew once brewed in the area - Nocturne Ale by RWS (RIP) or a strong OSA. 6/10
badgerben (5373) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Deep brown color with a whispy head that quickly vanishes. Very rich aroma of toffee, dark caramel, coffee. Certainly some oxidation. Flavors of toasted brown bread, thick molasses (borderline blackstrap), chestnut, walnut, caramel. Some raisin. Thick body, slightly astringent finish. Not sweet at all. Delicious, and I can’t tell if I let it age a year or two too long, or a few years too early! onceblind (10862) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Aged 5 years! Deep dark brown with a thin bubbly light beige head. Big boozy brown sugar and oak and earthy dark chocolate on the nose with a touch of caramel and plum. Big huge flavor with robust cocoa, brown sugar, boozy honey and fruity undertones, lots of roast, lots of oak. Big booze and roast and herbal bitterness behind it all. tapthis (272) - Baytown, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Pours a very dark brown (almost black). The aroma has dark fruits and heavy candies. The flavor is of sugar, dark fruits, and heavy candy. Overall a very delicous beer