78samh (289) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2018 OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is lightly boozey with a ton of citrusy hops and a floral bouquet. Fresh fruit and caramel malts, too. Taste is bitter hops, some light alcohol, pine, peaches, and malt heavy. Good stuff.
12 oz bottle. Batch 98. Golden pour, opaque. Peach and honey aroma. Mild carbonation. Taste is grainy sweet, some spice, hop forward yet balanced. Long lasting aftertaste. Fantastic beer! JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2018
Fresh 12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. Sweet and grainy taste. Notes of honey and molasses. Sweet and a little herbal in the finish. Big body and medium carbonation. CraftBeerNick (2958) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2017
Tap at BeerTemple, 20th December 17. Pours light hazy brown. Aroma is boozy soaked fruit, catamel. Taste is smooth, dark fruits, caramel, sherry, wood, complex. Good SimonBlok (860) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2017
25cl from tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Appearance: slightly hazy brown with medium, off-white head. Aroma: raisins, apple, peach, caramel. Taste: high sweetness and high bitterness. Notes of caramel, peach, raisins and some red apple. Finish is dry and bitter. Palate: medium bodied, sticky texture and medium carbonation. Maybe a bit to bitter for a barley wine. PotjeBier (3834) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2017
Darught @ Beer Temple (leftovers from Borefts?). Had this before bottled, early 2000's. Murky amber color. Forthy off white head. Aroma's: sweetish, red fruit, alcohol, acetone. Retronasal the alcohol and acetone are more pronounced (unfortunately), with some sweetness and fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet, fruity, light acetone. Full bodied. Long finish. The acetone/strong alcohol aroma's deminish a bit after a while, fortunately.
90 (922) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2017
Bought @ Drankhalle DeConick.
Rather brutal Barleywine. Smels very malty, still a lot of hop in the nose. Taste is straightforward, I expected more complexity. A tad too bitter. Nevertheless a very well made beer. BlazerT (1330) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 20, 2017
Nice sticky and heavy loaded with malts. Despite the ABV is well drinkable and head is this and stays for a long time.The bitterness is quite high. Nice as baseline brew. Scopey (16225) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2017
Bottle from Kenny's deep cellar - cheers! Consumed at L42. It pours hazy deep orange - brown with a small beige head. The aroma is soft, sweet, slick, oily, toasty grains, bit of umami, jammy fruits, toffee and cake. The taste is soft, bitter - sweet, oily, toffee, toasted nut, earthy, woody, touch of spice, stewed, tangy marmalade, sticky fruits and some alcohol warmth. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. Too sweet for my tastes, but I can see why others would like it. mR_fr0g (13977) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42, 14/11/2017. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A light hazed amber brown coloured pour with a off white head Aroma is semi swet, minty, nutty malts, toffee, . Flavour is composed of nutty amlts, minty, layered malts, toffee .Palte is semi sweet, moderate carrbonation/. ChrisOfstad (446) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2017 0,3 litre Bottle from Total Wine Laguna Hills. Murky orange with little white head. Honey aroma and taste.