BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Tap at Bambino’s. Murky deep amber pour with a tight white head. Rich caramel, wood, port, whiskey - great depth of aromatics and taste. Awesome. monk191 (1959) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2016
A fantastic barleywine, tastes very well refined yet complex. Pours a beautiful deep red with a small amount of tan head. Smells of bourbon, caramel, strawberry and cherry, dark fruits. Smells as well as tastes more like a quad then a barleywine. Taste has lots of dark fruit and carmelized walnuts, vanilla, followed by an amazingly smooth finish topped with a bourbon smokiness and lingering booze. Our favorite barleywine. Had in the bottle. luttonm (6172) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2016
Draft at Beer Authority, Seattle. Tight creamy tan foam on velvety rich brown. Sticky, barrel notes, dark fruit. Exceptionally balanced, clean sharp flavors. Raisin, molasses, cherry pit, leather. Vanilla hints. Strong, rich, good all warming. Delicious. mariuspoenari (2637) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Sampled at a tasting. Dark amber pour, thin tan head. Smells like bourbon, dark cherries, green hops and vanilla. Tastes like cherries, bourbon, almonds, alcohol, vanilla, toasted coconut, caramel, maple syrup. Medium body and a medium-low carbonation. Bitter-sweet aftertaste. An excellent barleywine. ciocanelu (2465) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
Murky dark amber color with beige head. Aroma is really fruity with caramel and bourbon. Taste starts sweet, fruity with caramel, toasted malts and bourbon. Body is syrupy and well carbonated. Really nice overall, sweet, fruity and the ABV is well hidden.
Gerbeer (3699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
On tap. 2013 vintage. Pours a dark reddish brown with light persistent head. Aromas of bready malts and caramel. Flavors of rich brown sugar, toffee, sweet malts and light grassy hops. No trace of bourbon but very nice. Full and sweet. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle gift from Knacks. Booze, wood,roasted malts, caramel, raisin and toffee are the dominant flavors. Slight burn as it goes down. Pretty darn good. The aroma smelled a little like tin. 94 to go until retirement.
BeerandBlues2 (13214) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is alcohol, bready and honey malt, citrus and pine hops with bananas. Flavor is brown sugar, bready and honey malt, pear and banana esters, spicy alcohol and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation. boisebeerguy (209) - boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2015
If I liked barley wines I might rate this higher. Barrel aging probably helps take some of the bite out which I like. ryanfolty (2540) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2015
December 24, 2015 - bottle via trade and opened as part of my dancin’ with the devil night. Brown pour with some head and foamed up nicely with a gentle swirl. Aroma was sweet malt, dark fruit and bourbon. Taste was nicely balanced with the sweetness, fruit and heat.