DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle exchange got this into my hands about a month ago (Thanks Kris!), but I finally cracked it last weekend with some friends. Poured reddish brown color into a snifter with a mild hop aroma. Overall flavor was slightly fruity, hoppy with a nice dry finish. I was very happy with how hoppy this was for a barleywine (a little bias as I’m a huge hop fan). If I ever make it back up to Winnipeg in the near future, I’m going to definitely try to pick more this up. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle from Brewery Creek:
Poured a cloudy orange copper with a sweet bread/muffin aroma and dried fruit tones.
Flavour was a mouthful of sweet malt being reigned in by a touch of orange peel and alc. bitterness.
Very drinkable if somewhat rough initially.
Enjoyable. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle at Chancey Smith’s- Dark brown muddy pour, has a thin beige cap that leaves no lace. Aroma of caramel, figs, nuts, tin, and hops. The flavour profile is surprisingly hoppy,piney, and pithy and has only a hint of caramel sweetness with pit fruits in the background. The driest barley wine I’ve ever had, and a nice change of pace. I was expecting a sugarbomb. tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle from Hogtown Harry. hazy amber with some floaters, some head. nose is sweet malts some alcohol and maybe a little hops. flavor is caremel malt bitter english hops and alcohol, nice balance nice barley wine, and happy it came from Canada. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Hazy dark amber pour with minimal head. Aroma of grain and malt, earthy hops and a touch of alcohol. Nice Flavors of ripe fruit, spicy hops and a bit of alcohol. Delicious!
kathouse (1888) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Murky brown with a thin head. Deep caramel and alcohol with a mild fruit finish. Good balance and enjoyable. Thanks cards04. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Body-dark honey with a thin ring of bubbles and a thin film of bubbles. Nose-quite muted, medium hops, big malt. Taste-malt, med bitter, cereal water, meat tenderizer, meaty. Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Not sure what vintage. Pours a lightly hazy deep amber with a small white ring and long sticky legs up the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel, alcohol, dark dried fruits, citrus hops are present in the background with some oaky/wet wood aromas. Taste is sweet pale malts, caramel, dark dried fruits, tart cherries, light woody flavor with a complex alcohol warming on the finish. Never harsh and a nice tartness on the finish that gives a medium dry finish. Great barleywine! pootzboy (1735) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 660mil bomber Thanks Kris.
Another treat from this brewer. This time a Barley wine that’s ready for drinking right away. Not much cellering can do to this thick alcoholic ale.
Pours a beautiful hazey red-copper color with a billowy cap that lasts like malted merigue...laced the glass.
Aromas: Musty-woody...Dried fruits, cinnamon bread, spices, light burnt treacle-molasses tones from demerara... fusel alcohol mingles to create a licorice tone in the aroma.
Massive malt body with massaive hop offset up on the front side of this big ale..mid palate lots of periphery flavors develop to make it more complex..nuts, smoke, tobbacco, sweet cedar,...all this time our old friend fusil alcohol rides just below radar level...finish is drying with the big bitters of piney hopping starting to dominate...then the big warming comes :-) But by God this is smooth as a youngster...too smooth ;-)
Devilishly easy drinking makes this BW dangerous!
This barley wine is ready for enjoying right now but I will speculate a few years will drop the hop edge out of it and make it a malty fruity drink...so I put 2 in the cellar.
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2009
Second Edition - evidenced by the wax capsule being green rather than red. Pours a lovely reddish copper colour with a thin white head. Nose is big, rich, and surprisingly expressive for such a young barley wine. Notes of buttery corn-on-the cob, rich malt, molasses,with a whiff of hops, and a suggestion of raisin bread. Palate is peaches and cream corn, with the butteriness carrying through, baked goods, raisins, navy rum, and a lovely date-like sweetness slowly evolve into a well-integrated hoppy bitterness. Finish is very long, and bittersweet. I am coming to be very impressed with this brewery.