rxeight (3283) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2016
22oz. Murky brown. Caramel and toffee. Very oaky. Touch of bourbon. Slight nutty. Very smooth finish. Hides the ABV very well. HiFives (10) - Brush Prairie, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Shared a 22oz bottle. Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Boozy, stone fruit aroma; caramel toffee syrupy taste and mouthfeel. Alchohol present but not harsh. Nice oaky flavor as well.
This beer is strong as hell. You expect that from a barleywine and from a beer that's 13.4% ABV, but this is strong behind that. I smell raisins and taste them too, and while it's nice to sip, it's just a little too overpowering to love. BVery (11394) - 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 (2023) - 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 (6857) - 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 (2999) - 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 (3023) - 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 (4075) - 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.