ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2007
The look of this beer is fairly light with little head. Plenty of kick to this one though. Pretty good aroma of hops and alcohol, but it is not too pungent. The flavor isn’t as good as other barley wines out there but the finish is wonderfully mellow. Not a fantastic barley wine but it will improve with age. hayduke (5619) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 16, 2007
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a rich red to brown color with a medium and spongy off-white head that left good lacing. Big rich nose of caramel and fruity hops. Morhtfeel is smooth and hides the alcohol well. Flavors of caramel, fruits, and some bitterness. Good dry bitter finish. Overall a well balanced and delightful barley wine that should only get better with age. I need to get some more of these for the cellar LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
lots of smooth carmelly goodness in this one. some cherry, figs, apricot, and piney bitterness. very tasty and surprisingly smooth given the percentage. realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Bottle poured a redish brown color with a small off white head. Aroma was major caramel and mild amounts of hops. The flavor was all caramel with a good bitterness and slightly sweet finish. The alcohol is hidden very well for such a young Barleywine. From what the brewer told me the years can be seen with a magnifying glass in the word "Vintage" and the slash in the paper marks that year. jazz88 (2683) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Bottle. A deep reddish brown color with a thick foamy tan head. A strong hoppy (pine, grapefruit) sweet caramel full aroma. Rich caramel, floral and hoppy flavors with a long bitter aftertaste. Smooth, rich and tangy hop filled caramel finish. Quite nice.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Pours a clear ruby-brown color with a persistent light tan head. Decent hop and caramel aroma. No discernible alcohol aromas. Moderate grapefruity hop taste with some caramel sweetness in the middle. Slight citric bitter hop finish. Not as hoppy as some west coast barleywines, but still very enjoyable and tasty. JFGrind (2064) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Last bottle from my visit to Oak Tree Liquors. Green Flash barleywine has a fruit-plum aroma, mahogany body and thick, pillowy head. When first opened the citrus bitterness had a sharp domination over the caramel malts. But as the bottle warmed a bigger, better, stronger flavors were evident. I suggest only chilling this barleywine to 50F. Two observations about the label; it stated this was a barelywine "style ale" and the word "vintage" was present but no date next to it. Not sure what the signifcance of either was on the label. ABUSEDGOAT (2826) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Mahogany pour with a smallish head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel with PNW hops. Very piney and citrus notes here. Kinda interesting. The mouthfeel is fairly soft/creamy and the finish has a light sweetness with a tinge of alcohol and vanilla. Surprisingly easy to drink for a medium to heavy bodied beer. shigadeyo (3765) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
2007 Vintage...LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Event: DarkLord Day 2007
Location: Evening tasting in jquire’s room at the Hampton Inn. Thank you for hosting Jeff!
Serving: 22 oz bottle (10% ABV) shared by TheBeerCellar2. Thanks!
Aroma: Sugary malt.
Appearance: Clear amber color with a foamy ivory head.
Flavor: Some maltiness, but much more bitterness.
Palate: Medium body. Tiny carbonation bubbles.
Overall: Every Green Flash beer that I have had so far has been very good or excellent and I’m sure this one would be too with a year or two of aging. It is far to young and bitter at the moment...
22 oz bottle. Pours cloudy brown color with full foamy brown head. Aroma sweet, malty and hoppy. Taste roasted malt, nutty and with bitter hoppy after taste.