Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 14, 2013
Draught. This is a decent barley wine that just missed the marking in cracking the top tier of the style. TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2003 bottle, rrbf. One of the few true vintage beers at the fest. I poured some for peeps for about 10 mins before Mary Eliza came by and regulated. haha. Definitely tastes like a nicely aged barley wine. Turns more English as it ages, losing its bitter hops and a gaining more brown sugar, dark fruit, and vanilla type flavors. Only lightly oxidized, thankfully. A little thin on the palate, but solid. Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from 2003. Light copper color. Very smooth. Age has really mellowed this out. Not a cigar beer at this point. Very nice.
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Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer TastingJPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2002 aged bottle
Hazy copper color, off-white head. Fruity, apricot scent. Fruity, apricot taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Warming alcohol.
Super nice, oh so nice, aged super.
Amber/copper pour..off white head. Nice caramel malts and sweetness, some molasses and a slight bit of vanilla. Awesome!
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jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2012
on tap-pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is sweet medium malt, medium fruit, some spice. Taste is sweet medium malt, medium fruit, some spice, alcohol. motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 2, 2012
bottled, at rbesg08 grand tasting in pilsen. a somewhat underwhelming barley wine - standard amber, aroma of pine and caramel, generic american hop presence with a big whack of butterscotch. nothing to get excited about dnstone (3707) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Murky orange-gold-amber in color. Woody-barley strength; woody, charcoal, honey and orange notes.
Notes: GABF visit a few years back RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Hazy orange-amber pour into thick, foamy, beige head that slowly dissipates into melting lacing as carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass into a swirling pool of foam. Aroma of malty caramel with hints of oaky citrus. Initial flavor of spice, cherry syrup, malty caramel, and sticky sweet citrus that slowly fades into a bitter hoppy finish. Shag (3061) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2012
A copper color with white head. Aroma contains some dark fruit, alcohol brandy maybe, and citrus. Flavor punches you in the face with alcohol and then some chocolate malts, caramel, cherries, and dark fruit. Some vanilla in the aftertaste. Its like 90 degrees in here but would be good for a cold day.