WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2009
750ml via trade i think gmc sent this, thanks to whomever. Pours rich copper with a 2 finger copper head. Nose is quite sweet and hoppy and interesting. Taste is sweet, some what hoppy and all in all a pretty tasty barleywine. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Pours turbid coppery with oirange edges and 2-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, hopcitrus, berries, cognac, port wine. Tastes rich, hoppy, earthy and malty up front, with notes of spice, nutmeg, berries, port, congac, and I even noted a hint of pumpkin in this one. Very complex, with a rich, well balanced mouthfeel. JAXSON (611) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark orange-red with a thin soapy head. Aroma bursts with liqueur, piny hops, maraschino cherries, and other soft fruit tones. Flavor is at first a little at odds with itself, a definite bright, foresty pine element kind of clashes with a bit of darker, fruity malt. A bit spicy and exotic. I’m almost approaching this as an Imperial IPA with a high malt presence. Despite its oddity it is a very tasty package, though not nearly as glorious as their other Barleywine. Getting better as it warms...a really nice cherry pit flavor mingles with the pine-forest touches, very cool. Boozy but not hot. Could be more refined but it’s a neat beer. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
In short: A self-proclaimed Barley Wine that is in fact a grassy and citrusy Double IPA with a weird pine-tree character.douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2011
How: Bottle 750ml. Exact age unknown but consumed only a few weeks after receiving the bottle from rgtravers. Thanks a lot Ryan.
The look: Initially clear (gets cloudy last 1/3 of the bottle) golden amber body topped by a large beige head with medium retention
In long: The nose is mainly hoppy, this smells like an IPA (not even a Double IPA). Aroma of citrus fruits, grass and a bit of Pine-Sol™. Taste has caramel, lots of grass, citrus fruits, little tree air freshener, light notes of cardboard/oxidation. The body was a bit viscous/oily but mainly because of the extra smooth carbonation (too smooth). Sweetness was not a factor here with the hops that take over in the finish. No alcohol either. The beer had a lot going for it but also had a few downfalls especially with the pine-tree component that was like Pine-Sol™ or little tree air freshener. This beer had the potential to be a superb citrusy barley wine but at the end was “only very good”. I bet the infamous Sasquatch likes to be called Sasquatch, because his other name Bigfoot just highlights the fact that nobody is impressed by the size of his dick.
750 ml bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a reddish brown color, fairly opaque, with a medium beige head. A sweet fruity caramel nose, some yeast. The flavor is a well made smooth caramel dominated flavor, some sweet hops, dry, fruity and light yeast. Very nice, clean and tasty.
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a murky red-brown with plenty of fizzy beige head that laces only a touch. Nose is sweet warming and bready. Taste is very hop forward, earthy, sweet. Very nicely balance no over the top booziness. Very enjoyable brew. madmitch76 (26413) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
28th January 2011ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Hazy dark red - amber beer, tidy cream coloured head. Light nose of malt and aniseed. Softish palate, a little carbonated bite in the tail. A pretty fruity barleywine. Orange, cherry and pineapple with mildly toffee malt underneath. A little aniseed. Semi dry finish. An easy drinking and memorably fruity barleywine.
On tap at IH Wilmington. Poured a hazy deep copper color with rusty reddish highlights and more than a finger of creamy beige head. Extremely sweet and malty nose with a hefty waft of caramel candy. Some earthy hops emerge in the back, as well as warm alcohol notes. The taste is smooth blended rich flavors, with sweet malts, sugar stewed cherries and raisins, dates and plums to start. Followed by notes of molasses mixing with a mild tingle of booze that thins things out a bit into the finish. Big and sticky, moderate carbonation.
tgncc (3144) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Fruit, candi sugar, citrus on the nose. The appearance is dark amber, off white head. The flavor is fruit, candi sugar, citrus. The finish is citrus, pine. Medium in body, slightly thick. Nice. alobar (3967) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Cloudy copper color with aroma of fruit, caramel, and hops. Citrus sweetness along with some caramel. Quick hop bite at the back end with some alcohol. Nice beer!