LiteWait (266) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pored into snifter. Pours a dark reddish amber in color with a small off white head that produced some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma smells like sweet, white grape. Flavor mirrors the aroma and the booze burn is not so bad. Finishes dry and sweet. All the flavors of a great barleywine are there, but maybe a bit young and I bet this would cellar well. A god one to sip. One of the better barleywines I have sampled.
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2011
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours ruby/deep amber with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel and cereal malts, floral hops, and light fruits. Flavor about the same with a sort of resiny flavor holding back potential of this beer, and a finish of hops. Smooth texture. A decent barley wine. Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Pours a clear very dark amber with decent khaki head. Sweet caramel and alcohol, with some dark cherrywood accents. Fairly tasty, but could use some age. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2011
on tap-pours a light tan head that laces and dark amber color. Aroma is medium fruit, citrus/pine. Taste is sweet medium malt-toffee, spice hops, medium/dark fruit-plum, sugary, some licorice. Good effervescence. Opens up nicely as it warms to cellar temperature. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear orange-amber color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, toffee, caramel, brown sugar and toasted malts. The taste is toffee, caramel, citrus, bitter hops and toasted malts. Medium-full bodied. Slightly boozy, low carbonation.
HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
12oz bottle shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Deep copper-amber pour, smallish diminishing off-white head, tons of tiny floaties. Sweet pungent boozy aroma, sharp cereal grain. Taste follows, but weirdly it works- and a lot of fruit. Light, slick mouthfeel, a bit hot and dry with dry floral bitterness and drying alcohol in the finish. OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Thanks for giving me this one, Harold. Nose is big alcohol, some vanilla and caramel/toffee and a touch of citrusy hops. Pour is brown with a short lived head. Taste is heavily alcoholic, some big caramel, sweet. Very warming. Fun to drink. Not bad, just too hot. Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle courtesy mar. Clear dark orange color with a white ring of head. Aroma is of heavy malt and lots of sugary wood. Flavor is dry, woody and sweet with a touch of fruit. Finishes dry and sweet. Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2011
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured deep amber/copper with an off white head. aroma was caramel, brown sugar, and peach. flavor was caramel and what seemed to be pine. maybe a little hoppy for an english style. medium body with soft carbonation. glennmastrange (2914) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Tap. Moderate malt and hop notes of roasted, caramel, and cooked orange, light leather for the yeast, with background notes of brown sugar, dried apricot and alcohol. Head is small, fizzy, slightly off-white with fair spotty lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear, medium reddish brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium to full, almost syrupy with a soft carbonation and a lightly astringent, alcoholic and dry finish. Not a bad Barley Wine, maybe not very true to the style, but a very good drinking heavy beer.