dnicolaescu (2748) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 22, 2017
BOTTLE 12 OZ. Clear dark copper, sediment, beige head. Super sticky sweet aroma, caramel and rosewater. Big sweet sticky taste, with an aggressive balancing bitterness just as big. gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2017
Tap (Blackbird Café, Minneapolis); pours dark brown with a tan head; sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruits, and a some floral notes; taste is sweet with caramel, dark fruits, licorice, and some toffee notes; dry finish with a little bitterness and some floral and pine hints SinH4 (6393) - Garching b. MÃ¼nchen, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2017
Tap. Amber color with beige head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, resinous. Taste is resinous, piney hops, orange juice, and a full brown sugar-like malt body. Bittersweet finish. Silky mouthfeel, fine-bubbled carbonation. Very nice hop-forward Barley Wine Vighals (4493) - SÃ¸rumsand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2017
Rødbrun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter brent karamell, noe nøtter og kaffe. Fyldig. Mye bitterhet, sitrusskall, brent karamell og tørket frukt. Middels lang. BierMeHoos (650) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
Michael27 (2400) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2016
How: 12 ounce bottle.
Appearance: huge nice creamy slightly khaki in color head. Body is a rich caramel with very little clarity.
Aroma: resins floral piney malty. Some burnt sugars.
Taste: lots of resin, burnt sugars, malts, a little floral hints.
Palate: Slightly thin not super cloying but it does coat the tongue.
Overall: A fairly solid barleywine but not anything to write home about. Laces the glass beautifully though.
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2016 Aus der Flasche getrunken (Weihnachtskalender von Saveur Biere). Dunkles Mahagoni mit wenig Schaum. In der Nase Fassaromen (!?). Ungewöhnliche Hopfigkeit für ein Barley Wine. Im Nachtrunk kommt die Alkohollast.90 IBUs (!!!!). rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2016
bottle @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- Aroma of malt and caramel. Hazy brown color, frothy beige head, several lace stripes. Taste is caramel malt, medium fizz, and notes o0f caramelized brown sugar leading to a finish that shows more alcohol than hops. Big brew, balanced, and strong. Theydon_Bois (20904) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle at home, 04/12/16. MayumiH (1224) - - NOV 29, 2016
Rich chestnut brown with a reddish glint and topped with a beige head that retains well ... a good looking beer.
Nose is sweet malt, caramel, earthy hops, candied fruit rinds, toasted marshmallow, cheesecake base, toffee.
Taste comprises caramel malt, toasted brown sugar, light pine needle, toffee, booze tunes, fruit cake, nutty twang.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close balanced with semi aggerssive hop bitterness.
Solid hopped up barley wine, well balanced and easy drinking for the ABV.
Bottle at home. Deep amber colour. Malty caramel with bourbon vanilla and sweet bitterness. Long lingering finish. Delicious. nihtila (3954) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, beige head. Nose is big sweet caramel and toffee, fruits, quite a lot of hops for bw. Tastes very smooth, resinous hops, grass, red fruits, toffee, bitter dry caramel finish. Good stuff!