Travlr (25267) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Draft at the source. Clear amber color. Aroma of port wine. Taste is rich vinous butterscotch. Delicious. bubbleflubber (2228) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2014
On tap at Joboy's in Lititz, PA. This pours dark prune into the glass, with a light eggshell cap sitting atop the pour that leaves webbed lacing. The nose has lots of sourdough and tart citric sours. Flavor are tart black cherry, yeasty sour esters, a balanced hop profile and finishes with a sourdough and whiskey barrel essence. The ABV complements well, but never detracts from the pull. A definitively different take on the English barleywine, this is rare and quite nice. Almost reminiscent of a subtle Flemish sour. Excellent.
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Tap. Pours dark ruby with average, creamy off-white head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is cookie and cereal malts, figs, plums, raisins, floral hops, and sangria. Flavor is sweet malt forward with supporting dark fruit esters, booze, light floral hops, and faint oranges; dry finish with some lingering fruit esters. Medium body and low carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is plums, dark cherries, and raisin esters caramel and cookie malt and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.