noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2006
2004 vintage. Cloudy amber brown, nice off-white head, persistent, nice lace. Aromas of malt, peat, caramel, vanilla, apricots, peaches, grapes, tangerines, and alcohol. Tastes are sweet smoky malt, brown sugar, caramel, maple syrup, apricots, bananas, vanilla, cream and scotch whisky. Background of acerbic bitter hops, and a touch of herbs. Complex, deep, and well-balanced, I found myself contemplating the mix of flavors. Mouthfeel is slightly thick and clean. pivo (2687) - GERMANY - NOV 28, 2004
I found the balance on this to be inpeccable. Fine, fine barleywine. Nose of apply cider, hazy dark orange color. Some tastes of apricot amidst a heavy body. Warming alcohol effect as it goes done. Fantastic. dwyerpg (6368) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2006
I’m a fan of this. The aroma isn’t real strong, but the taste is nice and smooth. Not verystrong in the alcohol, but sweet and good. A little too expensive, but nice. 574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2012
For christ’s sake. Can we say nightcap? Absolutely beautiful in the glass: deep amber-toward-ruby with a little khaki head. Nose is booze, whiskey, some super-sweet malts, and lots of perfumey hops. Taste is very sweet and damn bitter, too. Palate is alcohol heat, strong spiky bitterness, and just luxury. I didn’t think I would like this as much as I did, but what the hell. Nothing I’m reading says this was barrel aged, but it tasted barrel aged. Very nice barleywine. Had this on tap. gnoff (10838) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
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.
I loved it: Nice hazy orange color. Small head. Huge hoppy and yeasty dough nose. Bitter alcohol taste. Great blanced. Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Yet another Dr. Bill surprise at the Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival. Poured a golden orange w/ good head and lacing. Soury fermented fruit w/ honey and caramel notes on the nose. Strong fermented fruit and caramel apples on the mouth. unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2005
pours a medium amber color with lots of floaties and a medium white head. aroma is nicely fruity. flavor is really nice with bubblegum and caramel. body is somewhat dry for this style but i like it. This is really good. SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2011 Pours a deep brown .. . burnt sugar mostly .. . one of the nicer american barleywines around .. . . Our Father, who art in Calgary, Bobsled be thy name. Thy kingdom come, gold medals won, on Earth as it is in Turn Seven. With Liberty and Justice for Jamaica and Haile Selassie. Amen. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Wow. Strong pale hoppy fruity and sweet barleywine. This beer really has everything, but is more drinkable than some of the rather syrupy barleywines. I like this a lot.