Capa (3322) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2017
Dark. Ripe fruit, molasses, booze, a bit of earth. Aroma is inviting but the flavor is lagging a bit. Full bodied. Mad decent. mcberko (18060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
On tap at Hood Canal, pours a cloudy dark amber orangey brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out caramel and bready malt. Flavour is dry and chemically, with bready malt, some sort of chemically mess, and caramel. This is a total mess. Off-flavours abound. Drain pour. Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Draft - Caramel and light raisin, very subdued. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Light sweet caramel, raisin and some bitterness. So much like their ESB on steroids. Not a great interpretation of the style. beastiefan2k (4007) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Draft at the Collection. How the f do you say that name? Dark clear copper. Cheap raisin and cleaning product aroma. Astringent raisin and lots of cleaning product in flavor. A perfect example of something that is not hop-centric, not malt-centric but just cheap and alcohol rich. Poorly made barleywine, imo. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of brewolf. Thanks. Pours a dark amber-brown color with a small beige head that quickly dissipates to a fine film. The aroma is dark fruits, hot sherry and a bit of toffee. The flavor was more toffee, roasted walnuts, dates and some more of that hot sweet sherry. The palate was full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finished long and sticky sweet. Overall: A rather complex little beast of a barley wine and not a bad one at all.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
12 oz bottle, cellared about a year and a half. Deep clear brown with a pocked head and lacy rings. Nose is caramel, overripe peach, butter and earth. Medium body, slick and oily, trace carb. Taste initially sweet plum, prune and butterscotch. A citric tang then bitter, dry and vegetal. Maybe infected but enjoyable as a curiosity. carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2010
on tap at brouwer’s cafe for hard liver 2010. very dark reddish tint that was gorgeous. dark fruits on the nose, alcohol noticeable, a bit too cloying but had intriguing notes that kept me coming back. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver 2010. Deep, dark ruby amber with a dense, foamy head. Fruit and caramel malts on the nose – definitely on the sweeter side – with some booze and a mild hop contingent to counter. Smokey meats follow overripe, fermented fruits in the flavor – this stuff would be killer with a plate of fresh beef jerky, and that note doesn’t come through at all in the aroma. Thick, full mouthfeel. Slightly boozy, slightly sticky… with some acetyl on the finish. Nice. crackedmachine (481) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
2009. On draft at Hard Liver. Deep, dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of candied fruits and caramel. Likewise with the taste: very sweet dried fruit and a heavy, heavy dose of malt sweetness. The only flavors here are cloying malt and sweet candied fruit. Maybe ideal for some, but not for me. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
draft at the brewery. pours a deep ebony with coppery edges. dense, creamy tan head that fades quickly away. loose stringy lace. rich datey, figgy nose with tangy molasses and brown sugar undertones. creamy medium body. rich fruity sugary mid palate...dates, figs, shortbread, black bread. lingering sweet finish. tasty. does not seem bugged. yay!