dropi6 (652) - POLAND - DEC 9, 2017 MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
200th rate! Thought this great beer was appropriate. On draft @ Mohawk Bend in LA. Very dark brown pour w/ minimal carbonation. Everything I want in a big beer- bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, some slight bitterness. A wonderful beer!
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2017 pours dark with no head. very intense barrel, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, some fruits, wood, sweet malts, caramel, molasses. very sweet with fruity twist. full bodied, oily, almost ni csrbonation. really good beer, one of the best barley wine Tide (4496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2017
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 (6078) - 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 (2758) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2017
Duft rosin karame
androman (2863) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2017
Rom smag rosin svesker dadler karamel vanilje varm eftersmag
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 (1828) - 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 (1045) - 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. PorterPounder (8312) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Emeryville, Ca. - BevMo! - 375 ml bottle. Dark brown pour, decently thick mocha colored head, light lace. Aroma of oak, bourbon, cherry and molasses. Rich flavor, some chocolate, a hint of bourbon, some cherry fruitiness and molasses in the finish. Thick and sticky mouthfeel. Enjoyed with my son; rating #44 of my Northern California vacation. AdamChandler (5182) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2017
2008 enjoyed in 2017. Thanks ClarkVV. very dark brown tan. almost letting nothing through. cork came out easily. no pop. no head formed on the pour. Smells great. light caramel toffeee butterscotch, brown sugar. lots of tobacco. flavor also has a lot of tobacco / cigar. very flat. zero carb, has a cane syrup, sarsaparilla, pepper, cognac and oranges. tasty. wish it was carbed.