jrob21 (3663) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Sample at Decatur beer fest. Needed something dark to cut through all the sours and saisons I’d been having all day. This fit the bill nicely. Complex drink with a lot of different flavors going on. All working together pretty well. A little sweet, a little nutty, some citrus hops faint in the background. A little bit of smoke working throughout as well. Nice. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2012
Dark. Dark amber pour with a thin tan head. Scent is caramel and sugar. Taste is sweet malts and fruit. chrisv10 (17320) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
Sample. Dark amber/red with tan head. Flavour is malt, dark fruit, caramel and hops. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a reddish brown body with a creamy, inch thick, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nicely malted with deeper, medium sweet caramels and some toffee. A moderate amount of earthy hops with some raisin and a light citrus. Some pine and a hint of smoke. Flavor is similar. A good amount of earthy hops with a nice citrus pine. Deeper caramels with a lighter raisin and some toasted toffees. A hint of smoke again as this finishes dry and lightly sweet with a good amount of bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium full body and light, creamy carbonation. Overall, a very nice brewpub barley wine. Well hopped with a nice malt backing. Good one. Goodgrief (2022) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Pour was deep amber with some frothy head and some ok lacing. This thing was like a bit of a muted Bigfoot...lots of caramel and raisin like flavors with a mild level of hoppiness. It was an enjoyable brew, but nothing to write home to mom about.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Pours a deep amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and some hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, and a bitter earthy citrus hop finish. Cybercat (5743) - Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Color is a nice clear reddish-brown. Aroma is strong and malty, not complex but promising. Flavor is strongly malty with quite an alcohol bite - typical of a barleywine - and a hint of caramel or toffee. Texture is smooth but a little edgy, and it goes down with a hint of liquid fire. jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Cask @ ATL Cask Ale Fest ’08. Notes of hops, malt and toffee. Decent but not great. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Appearance: Pours a murky, dark brown body with a thin, wispy beige head.
Smell: Muddled aroma of various notes - dark caramel, citrus, pine, and even a pinch of roast.
Taste: Earthy, soil-strewn dark caramel flavor with, well, not much sweetness. Citrusy, piney hops with a moderate bitterness that lasts into the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: One of those beers that is only a barleywine by name alone. Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Tasted at Atlanta Cask Ale fest. Pours a deep cloudy ruby color. Aroma of fruit and hops. Taste of sweet malts, fruit, and hops. Finish is hoppy.