SG111 (1980) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2015
Draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown. 2010 vintage. Pours ruby red grapefruit sort of color, no head. Aroma of toffee, figs, dark fruits, citrus hops. Flavor is hop forward, lots of citrus notes, lots of sweet dark fruits coming through as well. Solid barleywine. Bamsen78 (5543) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Draught @ The Ginger Man, NYC. Pours slightly hazy ruby with airy but stable beige head. Clear aroma of malt and fruit with a note of caramel. Heavy and boozy flavour with clear notes of malt, caramel and hops. Warming alcohol presence. Nice. jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Draft. Pours reddish amber. Nose and taste of grain, malt, dry barley and touch of toffee and red fruits. Medium body. Inbreak (6415) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 19.06.2013, cask @ The Ginger Man NY:yespr (47115) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2013
Basically no head. Aroma is sweet fruity, wine gum, red wine, grass, butterscotch, cardboard. Taste is fruity, still very dry, red fruits, oak, cardboard, grass, red wine, hay. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Not for me!
From tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Roasted malty, caramelish and light breadish. Bitterand roasted malty finish.
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
This one poured a murky dark orange color with an off whitehead. Aroma was of caramel and toffee, light roast, mild hops, and some figs. Flavor was very sweet, nice toffee and toast notes, but just way too sweet. podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Poured draught at Stags Head. Pours dark amber with a thin head. Both aroma and flavor are a combination of sweet and hoppy. The finish is very bitter and boozy. Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
Draught at Rattle & Hum NYC sept 2012. Clear amber beer with a big offwhite head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Sweet hoppy flavour. Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
A reddish copper barley wine with a thin super lacing brown head. In aroma, a treacle vinous malt with smooth warming alcohol, light piney hops, a bit musky. In mouth, a nice smooth sweet caramel malt with treacle notes, floral and resinous hops, warming alcohol, nice. On tap at Rattle’n’Hum, Sept 21, 2012. rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
Draught at Rattle&Hum, NYC. Clear amber beer with a nice lasting beige/yellowish head. Malty nutty aroma, fruity, caramel, brown sugar, bread, some alcohol. Malty marcipan flavor, hazelnuts, caramel, bready, alcohol.