Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012 Festus69 (18) - - NOV 28, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If you look up barleywine in the dictionary you should see a Green Flash logo above the definition. This is the best barleywine out there. I still have the head of this brew in a jar on my desk, very thick, great color, but most of all, great taste. This is my first Green Flash experience so I will try more of your beer .
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood. Pours solid black with amber brown tints. Aroma of vanilla, brandy, roasted malts candied sugars and molasses. Flavour the same but includes perfume. Nice complex array of flavours. Travlr (25749) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Draft at GABBF. Murky yellow color. Aroma of lemon and vanilla. Taste is smooth brandy and brown bread very nice riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Fuck yeah brandy barrel barley wine. Wonderfully rich aroma of dark fruits, vanilla, wood, brandy, smooth and sweet smelling, vinuous, some oak and hops come through. Not the best description but it smells fucking amazing. Dark brown auburn pour, reddish undertones, thin offwhite head. The flavor is an amazing blast of brandy sweetness up front, strong vinous notes, alcohol, dark fruit, big hops show up still, vanilla, residual sugars, alcohol. Wood and hops balance in the finish. Fucking smooth velvetty mouthfeel, god damn amazing beer. mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at Brouwer’s for Big Wood, pours a deep dark brown / red with a small beige head. Aroma of subtle brandy, caramel, a little licorice and maple syrup. Flavour is very rich with heaps of caramel / treacle, maple syrup, aged very well with brandy barrels - medium complexity for a barley wine. Enjoyable, but extremely heavy and burdening on the palate, making this a slow sipper.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Appearance: Pours a dark murky amber with tan edges. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Aroma: Big sweet boozy nose. Dried dark fruit. Brown sugar.
Taste: Bitter hops, burnt sugar ,barrel tannins. Dark fruit.
Overall: Too sweet and messy for me.
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Dark pour with tan head. Strong brandy fronted aroma with sweet fruity malt notes. Boozy bite at the end of a fruit and very sweet flavored brew. Hops aren’t detectable. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Draft. Pours a dark bruin body with a tan head. Boozy brandy tones with a mild fruit character. Strong and warming with salty fruit etoh latent tones. Hops seem a bit oxidized. Overtly sweet and chewy with a big boozy finish. Ok. savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 26, 2010
On tap at Stone’s Green Flash takeover. Deep mahogany with a small, creamy light tan head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of dates, brandy, caramel, bread and vanilla oak. Lots of dessert like flavors, caramel, vanilla, dark dried fruit and a warm boozy feeling. Medium body with mild carbonation and a long, smooth, sweet finish. Great Barley Wine, I love these bread pudding type beers. The booziness and the sweetness make this one a slow sipper. Leighton (22021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012 Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a dark amber with a slight, white head. Nose holds plenty of booze and candied fruits. Flavor has a sweet, scathing alcohol thing going. Some notes of dark fruits and molasses as well. Medium to big body, mild carbonation, very warming. Pretty good, but I liked the bourbon barrel aged better.