JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
At oakquinox 2013. Clear dark amber, thin head. Caramel, quite sweet, strong barrel character, wine barrel, and oak. Meh. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy medium brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet caramel toffee apple red wine and oak aroma and taste. Thick sticky palate. Quite good. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber bruin body with an off white head. Red vinous wine notes, hints of caramel and dark fruit tones. Turpentine, very vinous and sweet boozy body. Really strong and boozy, so much that there seems little else to enjoy add the oxidation and well i was a bit let down. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours hazy dark brown with a tanish/ khaki head. Nose is malt, wood, red wine (maybe a sweet cab sav?), vanilla, oak, and a vinous character that pervades the front and back, and some abrasive hop character. Flavor is caramel briefly in the front, followed quickly by oak and vinous character, dry cab, then abrasive bitterness and a dry finish. Enigmatic barley wine that borders on enjoyable. Alengrin (5244) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2015
Two year old bottle at Kulminator. Moussy, lacing, pale greyish white head, stable, residing over a hazy coppery amber beer with brownish hue, darker than the regular version. Strong and pleasant aroma, oxidized malts but not overpowering the other odours of cranberry, sherry, red wine, wet wood, honey, caramel, vanilla-like tannins, chocolate sauce, marmelade, venison, white pepper. Candied cherry sweetness in onset, figs, light cranberry tartness, soft carbo, honeyish, big caramelly malt sweetness, vinous and oily mouthfeel, drying finish with wood drought and tannins (very strong), warming whisky-like alcohol, soft hop bitterishness deep down, and an unmistakable red wine flavour afterwards. The tart, drying effect of the red wine barrels has brought considerable balance to an otherwise perhaps overly sweet barley wine.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Pours a dark golden brown with small fizzy head. Aromas of wood, malts, and some beautiful wine notes. Flavors of malty hoppy barleywine with mellow wine. DialSquare (4978) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Wilkes and Lynn. Ruby pour. Aroma is grape, wood, tart. Tastes are sugary caramel, tobacco, red wine, oak, raspberry, raisin, boozy. Ktwse (4795) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Pours murky brown with tall yellow tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, light madeira or port barrel. Taste is big, boozy sweet with light resin bitter kick before a long sweet finish. Very warming. Body is rich and creamy smooth with soft carbonation. jesperhammer (4727) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
27-APR-2012, bottle @home, from "Ølbutikken".
Red/amber with lasting beige head that laces.
Nose is tart almost sour-like with oak’y notes, alcohol, red wine, berries. Very dry.
Taste is much the same. Not much big worse lesft. Dry, red Wine like and fantastic.
Lovely. Even more so ón warming. Habanero (4637) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
Bottled. Pours a hazy amber with a little off-white head, fair lacngs..Fruity nose with caramel and vanilla.. Sweet flavor with dried fruits, vanilla ane red wine notes. Medim to full bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry. Excellent.