AleRider78 (1411) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2017 tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toffee and caramel combine with a pleasing nutty character in the nose. some dark pit fruits and light alcohol are also apparent. clear mahogany-brown body is topped by a decent off-white head that stands well and leaves some lace. the sweetness of the toffee and caramel are offset by some pleasant roast malt notes and the nuttiness lingers in the aftertaste. Perhaps not as full bodied as I’d expect considering the sweetness and stronger carbonation might have elevated the flavour a bit. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased (?) at Toby’s in (?) December 2012.
Pours a large frothy beige head. Has a dark amber appearance. Thick lacing. Aromas of nutty and sweet malts, light caramel malt notes. Some spices and resin hops. Has sweet flavours, caramel, toffee and roasted malts. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. Warming sensation on the palate. Nice and smooth, easy drinking barleywine. mR_fr0g (13186) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. .Many thanks! A hazed orange brown coloured pour with no head. Aroma is tangy red berries, woody malts, grapey, hot alcohol. Flavour is composed of nice cakey malts, toffee, red berries, wood. Palate is sweet and sticky, moderate carbonation. lotsalaughs (175) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Heavy pour gives enough force to bring out two fingers of white foam on top of amber. Toffee, biscuit, dark fruit, and some citrus arise with alcohol heat permeating throughout. Taste is subdued bittersweet, but after each swallow, a rush of dark roasted warmth fills your nose. Lower carbonation forces you to get up close and personal to appreciate the aromas as you sip. Mouthfeel starts slick but ends clean and pleasantly warm. Finishes dry and intoxicating! SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle shared at RBWG: Poured a brown with a tan colored head. Aroma is weird mix of malts and spice. Taste is malty with candy sugar and sticky on the tongue. Wim (4133) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2016
On holiday in Canada dark brown colored body with a off white head and a roasted malt liquor aroma a roasted malt caramel chocolate alcholic fruity sweet taste with a alcholic bitter finish a great beer
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2016
2011 edition. A murky dark amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet dark fruity malt with loads of vinous notes, treacle, dark fruits, molasses, light oxidation, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light vinous notes, treacle, light butterscotch, alcohol warmth, nice and smooth. Theydon_Bois (20453) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle split at RB Best bottle share, 30/01/16.
Hazed chestnut brown with a decent tan head.
Nose is dark fruits, toffee, dates, spice, light plastic.
Taste comprises bitter fruit, no plastic notes, sticky toffee pudding, biscuit, rich malt.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok barley wine. jsquire (4563) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2016
2013 bottle. Deep amber color with a thin beige head that quickly dissipated. Rich sweet burnt sugar and ripe fruit nose. This is a very sweet barley wine. Lots of brown sugar, alcohol, candied apricot, overripe fruit, and more alcohol. Fairly simple, sweet barley wine. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016
(375 ml. 10.5%. Vintage 2013) Un liquide brun acajou avec une tête beige colossale. Au nez, fruits séchés dans un gâteau aux noix mouillé par un alcool caramélisé et même grillé (tabac?). Au goût, les saveurs de malts de spécialité, de houblons boisés, de cerises et de terre questionnent mes papilles qui ne trouvent présentement aucune réponse rationnelle à tout cela. En bouche, le corps est de bonne densité avec une action mousseuse des bulles et une texture crémeuse et même fouettée. La finale est très caramel foncé et très tabac avec une bonne amertume provoquée par les houblons et par l’alcool. Difficile mais bon. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Thanks! Copper beer without much in the way of foam or carbonation. This is pretty harsh, actually. A lot of booze, some green apple, and apricot jam. Intensely sugary and sweet to my tastes. Comes off a bit abrasive in all aspects. Was not a big fan of this beer.