balloonbuffoon (810) - - OCT 11, 2017
12floz bottle, not dated (batch #98), $6 paid. There is little carbonation from opening to the pour into a pint glass, where this beer appears a cloudy, dark-yellow/light-orange with very minimal head. Caramel-butterscotch aroma sets the tone for a more English stylized barleywine. Palate is of most dominantly butterscotch in flavor that is not cloying. Bitterness is mild, carbonation is low, body is full, and some heat from the alcohol is present. Its pretty good, not bombastic in a good way. It's sort of a let down though, because of the acclaim that I think much came about during the earlier years of online beer rating. bdleedahl (712) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 6, 2017
Very nice full body that actually balances the huge bitterness for a change. I'd like less bitter to be great. Hair of the dog portland
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MrTipple (7309) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Sweet caramel and bread malts, sweet grain and grain malts, molasses. Clear amber, small, frothy, white head. Medium sweet. More sweet caramel and bread malts, candied fruits, spices, very soft carbonation, full bodied. Very nice Barley Wine, rich and complex. Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, Canada Water. Simonsen (1314) - NORWAY - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 flaske. mørk gylden farge. lavt karbonert. smaker malt,mandel,marsipan, eik. Ganske god Maakun (6980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2017
Tap at Borefts 2017. Slight hazy light amber with small white head. Sweet marzipan, alcohol, sweet toffee malts, bitter herbs, apple, caramel. Quite sweet and bitter. Full bodied.
jerohen (2380) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2017
On draft @BBF17, Bodegraven. Tasted side by side with Fred from the Wood and Cherry Fred. Amber colored, small head. Malty nose, hops, perhaps some spices. Alcoholic flavor, malts, raisins, hops. Good as a base beer to experiment with, but imho not really impressive stand-alone. sjogro (5289) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2017 Tap at Borefts 2017 day 2. Clear dark golden with thin white ring head. Big sweet and dry barley malts, leathery bitter, caramels. Big sweet and strong bitter. Full body and low carbonation. Buttery, boozy powerhouse. moldovan9807 (540) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 21, 2017
On tap at Beavertown extravaganza.Aroma of dark fruit jam, caramel. Taste of dried friuits,apricot, mango, caramel. Well balanced and complex. Clareeses (203) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2017 On draft at the brewery!
Aroma 8 /10: apricot and peach esters, also some ethanol
Appearance 4 /5: slightly opaque orange, not a lot of head. Sticks a bit to glass.
Palate 3 /5: sticky and resin primarily
Taste 8 /10: lots of stone fruit esters. Finishes very boozy and sticky on the palate
Overall 17 /20: Fairly typical for a Belgian strong but solid at that.
Final: 4.0 androman (3000) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2017
UT080917 backlog. On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Nose is Soap. Perfume, wild yeast, glue. Heavy sweet, light sour. long fruity medium sweet-sour. Medium body, sticky, medium carb. Quite heavy. 846414