tomghiley (21) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Not a fan of barley wines, but oh my goodness, words cannot describe how incredible this one is, perhaps the richest flavour I have ever experienced. It doesn’t taste very malty, it is very mellow and soft, it feels like butter melting in your mouth. blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a deep orange-amber with a small long-lasting bubbly off-white head. Lovely aroma of grapes, other fruit, a bit of wood, hops, a hint of brown sugar and just a touch of alcohol. Delicious flavour is fruity and slightly sugary, in a good way, along with some wood and hops. Alcohol is present but fairly well hidden considering the abv. Medium bodied. Amazing, I loved it! jjarovi (59) - markham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Amazing. Everything about it is big, and in balance and somehow delicate. Huge carmel, bourbon vanilla and rich warm bite. This beer better be available in the winter! Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
An orange amber ale with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, beautiful vinous malt with grassy resinous hops and light doughy notes, old ale like. In mouth, a sweet smooth vinous malt with nice grassy hops, light menthol, alcohol warmth, very nice. JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is intense. Loads of soft vanilla and oak. A bit of soft malt and some smooth earthy bitterness. Pretty lovely actually. Some light pepper as well. Alcohol well hidden in here. A contemplative sipper, this one.
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2013
Draft @ bar volo. Pours clear redish orange amber with a nice off white head. Aroma is sweet almonds marzipan floral fruity subtile and nice. Flavor is velvety grainy bitter fruity astringent refreshing in a way, so different interesting, not a sign of the 12 % ABV. Good. Itter astringent sweetish almond finish. neongolden (1824) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
(Draught at the brewpub, Aug 31 2013) Poured a clear deep amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma has some bourbon up front but it’s fairly soft and restrained rather than in the face, vanilla and oak with a somewhat wine-like fruit character from the malt, light caramel and faint grain, and a relatively restrained bit of grassy hop resin. Flavour is sweet up front, a bit of tree fruit/grape in brown sugar character but fairly soft malt, bourbon is there but mostly restricted to vanilla and a bit of wood, while a nice helping of fresh grassy hops/resin kicks in mid-palate and along with the somewhat prominent booze, dries out the beer with a fairly subtle grain character from the wheat also there on the finish. Body full but silky-smooth, soft carbonation, alcohol heat. Fair amount of complexity, balance between barrel, hops and wheat malts nicely handled, drinkable given the booze. More restrained than a young US barleywine in style, the wheat and the ageing give this more of an aged barelywine feel. Good stuff. sudomorph (1190) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap at Indie Alehouse.
Pours a clear caramel with a thin ring head.
Aroma is noticeable and boozy. Notes of vanilla, bread, caramel, dark fruits, and bourbon.
Taste starts out malt forward and finishes with bitter and alcohol.
Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy texture in the mouth with mildly bubbly mouth feel.
Overall big and full of flavour Would be great to sip on aroud a fire. Good job! Spab (4069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber colour with average-sized off-white head with lots of retention. Aroma is candy sugar, fruit, toffee and hints of woodiness. Brown sugar, toffee, some tree fruits and gentle oakiness in the flavour. Silky mouthfeel. Good barley wine.