MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 16, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2004 Poured a clear light orange with a medium cream colored head. Has a big fruity, cereal, grain aroma. Not until I tasted it did I realize what the aroma was. The taste is, to me, like sweet BBQ. Smoky sweet flavor. Interesting but definitely a sipper. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2008
2004 vintage, whiskey barrel aged. deep ruby colored, tiny tan bubbles with some spotty lacing. aroma of sweet malt and plums. flavor is smokey, thick, smooth, with brandy-like sweet notes. very full bodied, alcoholy, with a full, sweetish finish. i have a thought that the whiskey barrel aging added much of the attraction to this barley wine. this brew doesn’t really try ro hide the 11.5% abv. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2006 bottling. Clear amber with no head. Big malty sweet, yeasty bread aroma. Medium body. Sweet malty flavors of pit fruits with citrus and caramel, didn’t pick up much peat or cask flavors as advertized. A little better than the Calvados. Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at blue monk. Pours a hazy orange with little to no head. Smells heavy on peat,berries, fruit. A little sour? Tastes smooth. Sweet, smokey peaty, sweet. Very sweet. Interesting idea. I love lagavulin, but it should probably stay away from beer. Beef jerky beer. Good idea, poor execution brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Draft @ Oakquinox 2013. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Extremely scotch forward. Very heavy on the peat and smoke. Some wood, sweet brown sugar, bread, and hints of fruit. Lots of apple, as well. There’s a strong peat flavor to the beer, too. Scotch, oak, apple, and lots of sugar. Smoke, a bit of bread and toast, and a nearly cloying finish.
adamah (214) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
This beer is done really well but not my style at all. Super peaty and smokey, the scotch takes over. The taste is also way to sweet at the end ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Poured from a 9.3 OZ bottle into a snifter.
Aroma- Strong aroma of whiskey and some smokey malt
Appearance- A strong brown colored brew with a lot of sediment
Taste- pretty good whiskey flavor mixed with the smoke, pretty unique experience for me up to now.
Palate- full bodied with a sticky texture
Overall- First whiskey brew, not bad but I think this style will have to grown on me as I experience more of it.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Strong sweet alcohol aroma. Light brown body full of carbonation. Taste is dominated by sweetness. Body is syrupy and carbonated with alcohol burn on the way down. Way too sweet for my tastes, got difficult to finish. Overall, a dissapointment, especially considering the 7 dollar price and it isnt even a 12 oz bottle. harrisoni (19171) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottle, St Albans Beer Festival 2005. The last of the 4 offerings from Duff for the festival. Sherry flavours with smokey, whiskey sweetness. Goodish sweet whiskey style barley wine duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle. Very sweet aroma/flavour. Theres a fair bit going on here, but silks right, it does come across as a bit stale and sticky. Fairly straight forward sticky raisin, and smoky malt characters. Hints of sweaty socks, rubber and even some garbage juice in the finish. I actually prefer the regulat Harvest Ale to this one, which is a surprise, coz i’m partial to a bit of Lagavulin every now and then. This was dissapointing.