after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2008
12-oz at The Stumbling Monk. Thanks, Nugget! Pours a bright murky golden (if that makes any sense) under a thick, creamy, moussy tan head. Enormous brown bread and sweet yeast nose, really tons of cereal sugars knocking around in here. Creamy, thick body. Toffee, butterscotch, and caramel on the mid-palate, with some piney/resiny notes tying off the finish. I would probably go hoppier and set this up to have more tobacco and leather left from the hops when they’re done, ’cause there’s just a zoo of unfermented sugar in here for the yeast to work on. It’s a tidy BW, just so insanely malty, biscuity, and bready. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Clear dark amber color/ ivory head. Honeydew melon, pit fruit, marshmallow aromas. Smooth medium body. Nicely sweet n’ sharp caramel, marshmallow, pit fruit flavors with some spicy alcohol twang to finish--good 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle at Stumbling Monk: Amberish in color, slightly fiery, visible sediment floats about, large foamy off-white head, good
retention, decent lacing.   Looks great!   Resiny nose, pine, hops, some powdery sugar like notes.   This could be a Double IPA.
After one taste I would think this is a Double IPA.   Not enough malts for a Barley Wine.   Still fairly tasty though.
Finishes fairly clean, lingering powdery sugar like flavors.   Pine and hops throughout.   Better than I expected, if a little more
of a IIPA.   Surprised to find this in Seattle. egajdzis (6613) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Murky red brown color with a small, off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, light oxidation, pine, vanilla, and some alcohol. Taste of nice dried fruits, raisins, caramel, light vanilla, tobacco and oxidation / lt alcohol finish. Suttree (6415) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2010
My notes say "aweful", which would seem to imply that this beer if full of awe, or somehow worthy of awe. Sadly, this is not the case, and was simply a misspelling, alas.
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber amber with a pretty decent fluffy head. Aromas of sweet toasty malts and floral and grapefruit hops. I don’t know how old this one is, but the hops here are rather strong for the style. Lots of grapefruit and floral notes in the flavor with a good dose of bitterness as well as toasty bready sweetness as balance. This drank very well for the ABV too. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Copper pour with watery head and lace. A fruity sour aroma. Flavor of raisins and abv. Not bad but not good. A bit fizzy and thin. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2009
Thanks fishingnet for the share. Pours hazy orange amber with a white head. Nose is malt, caramel, sugar, honey, floral hops, booze, and I swear I get some vanilla. Flavor is caramel, honey, malt, floral hops, pine hops, and some nice sweetness. Enjoyable medium to full-bodied beer with lingering sweetness.
Very good. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Deep brown color, medium head. Malty with a strong hop finish. Rich and complex flavor, nutty and chocolaty, yet with a distinct hop spiciness. Full bodied. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Finish is dry and hoppy. Not a lot of alcohol bite, despite an 8.5 % alcohol content. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2009
12oz Bottle – Ice Harbor Brewing – Kennewick, WA
Aroma: Big malt aroma lots of sweetness and alcohol.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a light head.
Flavor: Big malt flavors with light spice and tons of alcohol flavor. Very big beer.
Palate: Dry with a smooth alcohol finish.
Overall: Big barley wine flavor. This was a great beer.