yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Middle Ages Double Wench is a crystal clear, dense copper-brown ale with a thick, dense, beige head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a hoppy aroma, with notes of flowers, grass, citrus and pine. There’s some caramel and a light sweetness from the malt. The malt and hops work together perfectly in the nose. It’s full bodied and very smooth. The finish is dry and leaves the mouth a little chalky. It has a bold, resiny flavor that’s very well balanced. There’s the slightest bit of sweetness. There is a long, resiny bitterness that lingers. It’s not super unique, but it’s a big, bold beer that demands you take notice. Festus69 (18) - - NOV 24, 2012
Middle Ages high-end beers are awesome. If you like strong ales this is your gal. It has a sweetness that is perfect with a full body, great taste too. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2010
The aroma is sharp pine and spruce hop. Sharp rye malts, dark and roasted. Touch of cherry and sugary raisin. Complex scent.
The appearance is dark, hazy brick red. Decent slushy head. Thick sheet of lace. Murky and inviting.
The flavor is gritty, burnt rye and barley. Touch of chocolate and burnt coffee. Grape, raisin, cherry. Very bitter spruce and pine oil hop.
The palate is chewy and very thick. Alcohol burn on the swallow. It’s equal to (if not better than) the original. Double bitters of woody hops and burnt malts. Very good. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Dark red-brown with a 1-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of hops, raisins, caramel, toffee, pine, raspberries and rum.
Taste of toffee, raisins, piney and other hops, rum, raspberries, caramel and cherries.
Full/medium body and medium/high carbonation.
A bit like a cross between a barleywine and a double IPA. Delicious.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone gwpom (298) - Akron, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Bought a bottle as I couldn’t go to the Beerfest and wanted something different to appease my beer appitite.... and this fit the bill. Copper color, head not too thick even though not completely chilled... hoppy but not too much so, and nice and kick-a** with the ABV.... I like it, and will have this one again.
manuchampions (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
22oz bottle from trade. Pours a dark copper, murky with thick cap of tan head. Aroma is very barley wine with big caramel notes, dark fruit, hops and candied sugar. Taste is all of the notes from the aroma plus a hint of vanilla and some heat from the alcohol. Finish is warm and hoppy. Very good but more of a BW in my book. Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Aroma is very malty, light alcoholic, faded hoppiness, caramel. Ruby/Brown with a tight light tan head. Taste is malty, mild hoppiness, light earthiness, nice solid background hoppiness. Solid stuff. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin light moka head. A superb fruity hops and malts aroma, resinous and pinhey, just right. In mouth, intense malts, oily mouthfeel, pungeant, with good grassy hops, well sustained by the malts, treacle, licorice notes, all smooth and warming. On cask at the People’s Real Ale Fest, Clarke’s Ale House, April 30 2010. Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Bomber. Pours brilliant garnet red with a medium creamy orangey/tan head. Aromas of caramel, sour cherry, sweet sugary pine, cocoa, raspberry, and alcohol. Flavor is a hint of sugar and very bitter pine, caramel, and a piney/black peppery/boozy alcohol finish. Finishes with some earthy cocoa notes. Bitter, full-bodied, creamy, and very warming. The 12% isn’t hidden at all here, but it works; this is a big beer. A nice balance between bitter pine and sugar, with tons of warming alcohol. Very good. Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Big beer! Pours dark amber with a glue thick head. Aroma is burning alcohol and hops. Flavor is hot on the palate with boozy hops, a bit much but I love it.