ACHops (1566) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2017
12 oz bottle, into a tulip. Pours dark murky ruddy brown with thick tan head which fades slowly into long lacing. Hefty amount of suspended sediment gathers at the bottom of the glass, should have expected that and poured more carefully. Aroma is rich, creamy, nutty, toasted toffee; sweet, loads of caramel, vanilla, molasses too. Taste is likewise - crisp initial malty sweetness is cut quickly by big dry hops. Caramel and toffee here too, some figs and plums as well. Very easy drinking for the style and abv. Barleywines aren’t my favorite, but this is great and always worth revisiting at holiday time. crispaire (233) - - DEC 23, 2016
pleasant aroma of plums, dark fuit, raisins, and some vanilla. pours a beautiful hazy amber brown from tap with a quality head. leathery and earthy tastes. super smooth, velvety, and creamy. absolutely delicious. hides the high ABV extremely well. Ktwse (4797) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2016
Pours hazy mahogany with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel, blood orange, toffee, nuts. Taste is initial rich toffee sweet followed by a fairly pronounced, almost medicinal bitter finish. Rich and creamy body with soft carbonation. robinvboyer (4586) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2016
Cask days 2016. Dark brown pour, Cloudy, with a big light brown head. Super sticky lacing, and sticky sweet Aroma. Lots of toffee, and caramel, with huge pine resin notes. Nutty, roasty, hints of coffee, boozy bread. Silky and viscous mouth feel, soft carb. Very high bitterness with huge pine resin finish. This is a big beer. stevoj (4960) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle from share on 11/12. Hazy brown pour with small tight beige head. Very malty all the way through, in both aroma and taste. Notes of caramel and a bit of hops finish this one off.
jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle, thanks Greg. It poured a cloudy deep amber color with a white head. The aroma was of honey, molasses, raisins, toffee, caramel and hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more toffee, raisins, bananas, molasses and honey. Really good. gregwilsonstl (2466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Strong boozy smell. Tons of oak. Boozy. Caramel. Tasted at my "Variants 2.0" bottle share. SlackerMads (3360) - DENMARK - SEP 16, 2016
Keg. Hazelnut brown, small tan head. Alcohol, grain, hay, twigs, caramel. Medium body, some sweetness with matching bitterness. Harsh alcohol. Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours a brownish color. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, sweet caramel, and some bitter hops. vulcanmeister (269) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Pour at 2016 Eastern Oregon Beer Festival. Aroma roasty and malty, notes of raisins and carmel sweetness, medium mouth feel. Slightly hazy reddish brown with small head. Very smooth richness. Slighty citrusy bitter finish with linger brown sugar and a glow of warming alcohol. Nice!