Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
7 mar 2015, bottle. Ruby. Nose is raisins, nuts, yeasty bread. Fruit is the strongest aroma. Ned body and moderately fizzy. Really rich, lots of raisins, lightly nutty. Really good. Toasted notes, some carmelizarion. Lots of raisins. Really good! Benzai (15586) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Dark red-brown color with a medium sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, bourbon, wood, nuts, (Dutch) "stroop". Taste malts, again "stroop", bourbon, lightly wood, nuts, figs, some alcohol. Full body, decent carbonation. DutchDrebus (5981) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle @ home shared by benzai. Dark copper colour with a medium to large sized beige head. Smells sweet, malts, figs, dates, rinse appelstroop. Tastes rinse appelstroop, damn sweet, molasses, some alcohol. Full body, soft carbo. Heavy stuff. madmitch76 (24789) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3rd October 2014DuffMan (10422) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Nice nose of dark toffee, bourbon and dark fruits. Smooth and airy palate with perfectly pitched mild fine carbonation. Airy rich malts, dark toffee. Good bourbon. a little spicy but not that much heat. Malts cream. Mild dark fruits. Smooth finish. A rich and heady beer, very nice!
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Thick, dark pour with a slow to form deep golden head. Massively malty, tons of brown bread, molasses, notes of Christmas cake, fig paste, dark cherry... so complex!...boozy but not harsh, spicy undertones, pleasant fruit acids keep this sticky big body from becoming cloying. But man, I love the malt density here! So good.
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of fig, bourbon, oak, vanilla, raisin and dark caramel. Medium body. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malty and barrel like aromas. Huge malty and barrel tones. neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
22 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass at a tasting at Dan’s. Pours hazy orange-toffee with a medium head that remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose there are huge notes of rye, oak, caramel, vanilla, chocolate and tobacco. The flavour is medium syrupy sweet with huge toffee, vanilla, rye, oak and tobacco, along with big molasses notes and some earth. The finish is long and malty with rye and oak notes. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, wow, a beautiful barley wine. Complex and elegant, truly great. 2014-06-07 sudomorph (1162) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Pours a deep caramel/amber with a thin head. Aroma is huge and sweet with lots of caramel, fruit, chocolate, vanilla, and some alcohol. Awesome. Taste is slightly tart and sweet with some nice fruitiness, caramel, chocolate, rye spice, and a nice booziness. Yum! Medium-high body with a medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy but not cloying. Overall a great beer. Sweet with fruit, caramel, rye, chocolate, and booze. Yum! 48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2011 Bomber - Brownish maple pour with little head. Sweet malty nose with hints of fruit. Taste is also sweet and malty and you certainly get the pomegranates even 2+ years later. Some vinous qualities as well. Good stuff.