DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013furthur (1157) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Very strong taste of dark fruits. Figs and prunes. Sweet on the palate. A very solid beer.
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Bottle at brewery, dark brown beer, graham colored head. Aroma is raisin, malt, jintnof coffee. Taste is raisin, cherry, currant, caramel, molasses, touch of coffee. Palate is thick and rich, carbonation moderate. Nice barleywine, not too sweet. ineedbeer (2147) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Poured from a 22 oz bottle.
Aroma is very malty with lots of dark caramel and toffee, chocolate, light roast, and leather. Moderate dark fruit notes with lots of raisin, plum, prune, fig and cherry. Some moderate red wine and light oak notes. Light alcohol spice. Light anise and clove notes. A bit of a meaty, soy sauce note.
Pours dark brown to black with a large, fairly thick and creamy, light mocha head that exhibits good retention as it slowly recedes to a small film that lingers. Moderate lacing and medium long legs.
Flavor is moderately sweet with a low bitterness. Moderately strong chocolate notes with some dark caramel and toffee. Light roast and leather notes. Moderately strong red wine notes with grapes, raisin, plum, prune and cherry. Some light oak notes. Some light anise and clove notes. Light meaty, soy sauce notes. Light alcohol spice.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium high carbonation. Low, but present astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an odd beer and really no reason why this was called a barleywine instead of a stout. Malt profile is very dark and chocolate-y with some roast notes. Tons of dark fruit and red wine notes. I usually like some red wine character in my stouts, but this took it too far. I think the fruit also accentuates/contributes to the soy sauce/meaty note. I’m a bit disappointed in this beer. koleminer20 (3463) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this at Mickey’s 30th birthday bash on November 05. 22 oz bottle. The pour is a dark brown, bordering on black with a thick lighter tan head that doesn’t do a whole lot as it sits there. The aroma is really interesting. There is a lot of Belgian malts, a light caramel and toffee influence, and a big red wine. There is a ton of vinousness that I’m not crazy about. The flavor is similar. Lots of vinous grape and red wine character with the oak and maltiness. The mouth feel is a little thin and softly carbonated with a lingeringly sweet and vinous malty finish. Interesting beer, but I think it might be past its prime. tderoeck (9471) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2016
18/XI/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Seb’s Farewell Tasting (Eugene’s place) - BB: n/a (2016-1324) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2016
Clear dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, pretty stable, little adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, pretty roasted (nothing Belgian about that), sourish touch. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bitter start, bit sourish, roasted, fruity notes, earthy, some coffee. Aftertaste: alcohol, pretty roasted, bit sweet, banana peel, caramel, more alcohol, some coffee. This one held up very well, since it’s been brewed over 3 years ago! Not a touch of oxidation to be noticed, except maybe that slightly acidic touch?
Bomber via trade, anno 2013.
Brune voire acjou, col fin blanc-cassé.
Arôme au nez fruité rouge rappelant la framboise, petite touche levure sur la fin, avec un côté de mélasse. La barrique est tjrs bien là.
Palais est malté, crystal, barrique bien à, vin rouge ressortant bien avec un fini de fruits noirs, mélasse. Le vin est encore bien là et donne un bon couvert de tannin.
L’alcool de 13% est en evidence mais le tout reste cependant agréable à déguster.
Tombe Presque dans le stype quad.
77ships (9632) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2016
Thank you Sebletitje! Bomber sampled @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting. 2013 Vintage. Dark brown going to black with little tanned bbbles. Nose is quite herbal, sugar, thick warming, quite boozy, red grape fortified wine, porto, sugar, very boozy. Taste is warming this syrop de Liège, molasses, cane sugar, very herbal, quite boozy malts, huge red wine, porto, red grpae, very boozy. Body is boozy thick malt, syrup & porto. An odd one, wine is too upfront, simple, bit too herbal tasting for me. Not but not entirely my thing. Benzai (15433) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared Sebletitje @ Sebletitje’s Farewell tasting. Dark brown color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is malts, quite heavily red wine and wood. Taste malts, again heavily red wine, wood and tannines. Dark malts, roast and somewhat bitter as well. Medium body, decent to medium carbonation. Hmm solid for sure, but red wine, nah, not my thing. ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared @ Sebletitje’s Farewell tasting, thanks for sharing Sebletitje. Red tanines, chocolate, I like this a lot, totally my cup of tea. hallinghansen (3124) - Odense SV, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle @ Boys night out at the Hill Of The Dragon. Black body with a small offwhite head. Roasted malt, red wine notes, syrup, molasses, oak, alcohol notes. MrOrla (3054) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle @ Boys night out, a the hill of the dragon. Pours nearly black brown with a tan head. Aroma of heavy malts, cocoa, mild coffee notes, molasses. Taste is heavy sweet, dried fruits, caramel, light vinous, quite alot if molasses.