RichTheVillan (8040) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Keg at @IndyManBeerCon pours dark brown with ruby small white head. Big beer high ABV complex, malt and dried fruit taste has a decent red wine taste. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a hazed orange body with an off-white head that fades. Aromas are vinous, red wine, boozy, caramel, sugary. Really sweet overall. Flavors are sweet, boozy, oak, tannic, red wine and a bit jammy. Medium bubbles and warming. Dry with a tannic edge. lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramel, red berries, grass and lingonberries. Flavour of caramel, red berries, herbs, grassy bitterness and wood. Red wine is rather well hidden. Medium bodied and a dry, malty, grassy finish. Alcohol warms. Good balance. Sigmund (7759) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2013
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Hazy dark brown colour, moderate off-white head. Distinct aroma of oak / red wine barrel, a hint of fusel alcohols. Also notes of dark dried fruits. The flavour is very oaky, the red wine barrel does indeed dominate. Decent hops in the finish. Warming mouthfeel. Very tasty and interesting! teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at CBC, London. It pours a mostly clear dark ruby/brown colour with a small beige head. Lasting foam. Aroma of sweet caramel, plums, figs, raisins and porto wine. Taste is similar: server with toffee, red fruits, bread and red wine. Body is medium with good carbonation. Overall, pretty outstanding barley wine.
Geokkjer (7642) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, grains, caramel, some mint and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with some sweet red berries, wood, grapes and caramel. Full body, soft carbonation.Nice barley wine. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottled. Poured ruddy brown with a dense, creamy beige head and a decent amount of sediment floating around in there. The aroma picked up redder vinous notes over warm molasses, caramel, and spicy black pepper.. hits of leather and tobacco also came through.. a touch cloying at times, but otherwise very tasty and it held its alcohol in check. Heavy-bodied and syrupy on the palate.. a bit tart and harsh at times.. overall a tasty beer that smelled great and flowed OK. tiong (7452) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
375ml bottlecaesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2013
Pours dark reddish brown with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, vinous notes, wood, oak and berries. Taste is sweet, malty and vinous with notes of berries, wood and oak. Finish is stingy, sweetish, vinous and woody with notes of tart berries, caramel and oak. A bit unbalanced and stingy.
Bottle @ ZZT VII, thx to everyone for sharing their bottles. Lovely complex nose of caramel malt, raisin, red fruit. Frutiy in taste as well. Wonderful stuff. ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012
Location: Draft at Mission Dolores, 9/8/12
Aroma: Nose has strong booze and malt notes with some grape
Appearance: Pours a clearish dark caramel-orange color with a small beige head
Flavor: The taste has some sweet malts, some boozy flavors, light oak, and lightly tart
Palate: The body is fairly full and fairly hot, it has a soft carbonation, and a slightly hotter finish
This one is really interesting and really boozy. Definitely a sipper. I’m glad I tried it. I can’t imagine drinking much more then a small glass of this one.