Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2014
jan 2011, enjoyed jan 2014
Pours hazy mahogany, tan finger white head
Smell creamy caramel fig coco raisin
Taste maple syrup, coco, fig, red fruit, caramel, pasty aftertaste
Thinner than I would have hoped
Solid mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
[3058-20100701] Tap. Rich cherry cheesecake and thick cream aroma with a hint of vanilla wafers. Murky, orange red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. More cherry cheesecake and thick cream in the flavour with creamy toasted fruit malt and a very sweet alcohol long aftertaste. Full body. Interesting, quite heavy. More citrus as it warms.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
(@ Stumbling Monk, Seattle, WA)
Bottle. Appearance: Pours dark reddish copper color with a nice off-white head. Aroma: Dark fruits, caramel, and burnt sugar come to the nose. Taste: Sweet sugary plum comes through. A little more on the sweet side with not much hop bitterness coming in on the palate. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle, brewed 2012.03.15. Listed at 10.1%. Pours a cloudy reddish brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose seems pretty hoppy, and seems like it has some stale grass to it, along with a bit of boozy caramel underneath. Taste is little sweet up front, but has a bitter finish more in line with a DIPA. Decent drink, but not great for the style. CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2007
Sampled at The Stumbling Monk in Seattle on October 18, 2007. Pours a thin, dissipated white head with a red body. Fruity peaches, soap, lemonade and cherries in the aroma. Flavour is good with a strong malt base and passion fruit finish. Very good.
jcwattsrugger (12506) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head that laces and copper/red color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel/peat/some smoky, slight fruit. Taste is medium malt-caramel/peat/some smoky, secondary dark fruit, earthy hops bite. An off character when chilled that disappears at cellar temperature. So notes are at cellar temperature. fiulijn (20992) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle from The Beer Junction, Seattlescrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Hazy brown color, small head. American Barley Wine aroma; perfume, leafy hops, rum, vanilla and oak cask. Medium body; moderately sweet; it has caramel flavor with bourbon accents, and quite boozy in the final.
Nice, not great.
Thanks Justin! Tame yellow/amber, creamy slowly rising head. Strong alcohol aroma over milky caramel. Seems young with the warming heat, lighter in body and softer than most in the style. Initially intense leafy hop character sharply softens as the beer warms and catches up and as my palate adjusts. Probably won’t age as long with a screwcap but I’d like 5 to hold on to. Finishes grassy and fairly light. Love to drink this at the peak. decaturstevo (6341) - 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. beastiefan2k (4033) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Aged 12oz bottle purchased at the brewery (thus, assuming appropriate storage). Bottled 3-2012. As soon as the cap hisses I can smell the toffee rich alcoholic strong beer. Aroma is just slightly astringent. A hint of cherry astringency. A soft cardboard. Flavor is similar but has a long dry bitter astringent finish. Pretty decent barley wine for a big (an not much else) brew.