Dawsemeister (50) - - JAN 3, 2018 alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with zero head. Smells like brandy and dark chocolate. Thick syrupy bite to the nose.
Flavor is buttery smooth chocolate brandy goodness. A bit like really really really good black licorice. I’m also getting a bit of a dark chocolate godiva liquor going. Some chocolate orange vibes too. Wild!
One thing you take away from this is that this is so stinking smooth, with a warming from the alcohol too. Beer is mostly flat, by design I believe.
Wow, this is wild. Very yummy!
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2018 Bottle - pours dark tan, little head. Smells strongly of bourbon and caramelised toffee. Really soft and silky mouthfeel with an alcohol warmth at the end. Loads of whiskey as expected, but with a lot of sweet caramel flavours to counter-act it. You can taste and feel the booze, but it is not overpowering and I think this is exactly what you want from a big whiskey aged barley wine! Delicious! Gentle_Ben (66) - Rutland, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2017
Pours viscous and brown and looks like dirty dishwasher in the glass with a minimal head. Nose is immediate toffee, sultanas and molasses. The taste is all of the above plus wood and a mellow alcoholic bite. Finish is a Bourbon warmth and more molasses and dark fruits. Very delicious and perfect with cheese!
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[email protected]Tide (4566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2017
, Copenhagen - Dark brown with small beige ringed head. Sweet malty with a plethora of dark dried fruit, caramel and toffee, some fudge, brown sugar, rouch of vanilla with resonating wooden brandy soaked notes into the finish.
Bottle from Healthy Spirits Castro. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with dried fruits, resin, hops, toffee, caramel, pine, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Bitter finish with dried fruits, toffee, resin, caramel, pine, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Exquisite barley wine. superspak (6232) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2017
16 ounce prowler into snifter, filled on 11/4/2017. 2017 vintage, 14.5%. Pours slightly hazy very dark brown color with a thin light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, plum, fig, cherry, date, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, brandy, rum, toasted oak, and brown bread; with light notes of coconut, smoke, molasses, leather, tobacco, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Touch of booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malts, fruity yeast, and brandy barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, prune, plum, fig, cherry, date, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, brandy, rum, toasted oak, and brown bread; with light notes of coconut, smoke, chocolate, molasses, leather, tobacco, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal hop and brandy/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark fruits, cherry, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, brandy, rum, toasted oak, brown bread, coconut, light chocolate/molasses, leather, tobacco, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malts, fruity yeast, and brandy barrel flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness. Very mild carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/rich, and lightly velvety/slick/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is extremely well hidden; a mildly increasing warmth with zero barrel barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic English barelywine! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malts, fruity yeast, and brandy barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV and very mild carbonation. Amazingly balanced between all flavors. Awesome barrel integration and complexity; without being overly boozy, tannic, or drying. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2017
tap. Amber with small head. Caramel, brown sugar, molasses. I'm not much of a liquor guy, so the brandy seems almost bourbon-ish, but whatever, it's there plenty and really melds well. Huge beer, but drinks pretty smoothly. This is a world-class beer. llkc (2840) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2017
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UT070917 backlog. On tap at Brewdog Shoreditch, London. ABV 14.7%. Nose Molasses. Chocolate liquor, coffee, raisin. Heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Long roasty fruit medium to heavy bittersweet, heavy alcohol warmth. Full body, sticky, soft carb. 857416 wombat23 (2149) - Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Shared bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, booze. Taste is dark malts, caramel, vanilla, booze, oak. Boozy finish. darbeer75 (1126) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Aroma: oaky, caramel, vanilla, booze; Appearance: extremely dark amber/red with little head; Taste: follows nose with intense oakiness; Palate: heavy and thick; Overall: delicious in very small quantities; otherwise overwhelming. But would try again.