Travlr (24667) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Hazy amber color, thick tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of toasted. Aramel. Taste is boozy butterscotch. Nice. fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattlemcberko (17815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Dark amber-brown color with red hue, and small creamy head. The aroma is quite nutty, some caramel, light alcohol. Caramel and malt flavor, the alcohol punch is quite evident, nutty side too; correct bitterness.
A boozy Barley Wine, not bad, but not convincing too.
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark caramel brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, booze and brown sugar -- lots of heat here. Flavour brings out caramel, alcohol, and candied sugar. Alcohol is revealing though not too burning. Pretty simplistic for a barley wine -- not very complex. Drinkable, but rather hot. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle thanks to Shig. Pours reddish amber tan head. Nose/taste of piney hops, resin, caramel, and toffee. Medium body. Ferris (15265) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Draft - Sweet caramel and some nice brown sugars. Clear Amber copper with a decent beige head. Caramel, nice fruity sweetness and bit of light booze.
BeerandBlues2 (13305) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Draught at GABBF. Pours opaque brown with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is spicy alcohol, caramel and cookie malt, dates and figs with cherries and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and cookie malt, spicy alcohol, vanilla, dates, figs, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Sampled at Toronado 2009 Barleywine Festival.
Pours clear amber with gold edges and thin off white head. The aroma is mild with hints of molasses, dark fruitiness and a background of malts. The taste is rich and delicious with a pulse of both deep dried dark fruitiness and sweet smooth molasses. It remains that way into the finish allowing for independent cherry, plum and sugar stewed raisins to be identified. It approaches being peppery but never actually gets there. Maybe a year or so will improve it from very nice to stellar.
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malty, fruit, alcohol aromas. Malty, fruit, sweet but strong liquor like tones. Iphonephan (6985) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear brownish amber with a tan head. Malty nose. Flavors of caramel and some tropical fruit. Medium to heavy bodied and moderate carbonation. Hides the alcohol well. Smooth and well balanced. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 2, 2011
2011 Great Alaska Beer And Barleywine fest. Murky dark caramel color/ tan head. Spicy pit fruit, toasted caramel aromas. medium bodied. Spicy caramel, earthy molasses, pit fruit flavors. nice alcohol twang to finish.