Dfonorow (2318) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2017 Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wanted to like this more. Pours dark green-brown with no head. Aroma is alcohol, vanilla, fruit; nice in its simplicity. Taste is dry, spicy, strong, bitter, sour-ish, some fruit, some burn, bitter finish. Light, thin mouth feel.
Pour is deep brown with a medium off-white head. Notes of barley grain, candi sugar, honey, spice, and booze. Finish is a bit watery and boozy. tomekboniek (926) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 29, 2017
Butelka. Karmel, cukier trzcinowy, ciemne owoce. Gładkie, dobrze ułożony alkohol. Profil pół wytrawny. Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017
From Feb 2008
I got this in a trade with rustydiamond. Thanks Rusty!
It pours from foiled, caged and corked 12.7oz bottle(cork say 14/08/11) a clear deep amber with a 1 finger head of foam. Lots of lacing here and the head retention is better than average for the style.
The smell is malty foremost followed by some fruit and some slight bitterness.
The taste is huge. Lots of caramel malt starts things off but from there, I get an infusion of hops, mostly citrus, and a big kick of alcohol. Wheww...this is a mighty powerful brew and all of the 12%abv seems to be right there, in your face...err...mouth. Lots of warming to be had here so I'm only going to take *very* small sips.
A few sips later and the malt seems to have taken a sweeter route and taking on a more English style BW personna and that's a good thing in my book but the alcohol is kind of ruining it for me. And just when I say that, the bitterness from the hops kicks it up a notch again...weird how the flavours seem to change for me from sip to sip.
It's going to be tough for me to rate this beer but one thing I know for sure, in its curent state, it's certainly not all that drinkable for me but I *am* glad I got to try it. tightslice (1523) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is caramel, buttery toffee. Taste is creamy caramel, some Belgian quad vibes, mild spice. Overall not especially stylized but extremely classic and drinkable. Pretty flawless bottle, label and liquid. Gerbeer (4148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2017
375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy mahogany color with moderate head that settles quickly. Aromas of sulphury dried dark fruit/raisins, tobacco, caramel, and toasted malts. Flavors of candi sugar, grass, alcohol, raisins, and more toasted malts. Od mix. Expecting more...
BlazerT (1330) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Heavy malty aroma - mostly caramel and candy like notes. Some dark fruits. Hoppy profile is on moderate level - mostly flowery and slightly herbal notes, which are quite annoying. Taste is very sweet - stable and long. ABV is extremely well hidden here, highly drinkable. Medium to full body, syrupy, soft to moderate carbonation, finish is sweet and hoppy. In overall classic ABW, but in my opinion that hoppy profile should be more balanced with sweet maltiness and sometimes it plays the main role here. Korcz (3388) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Karmel, melasa, ciemne owoce, curkowa przypalanka, rozgrzewający alkohol. melush (4957) - SPAIN - MAR 1, 2017
37,5cl Bottle @ 2D2Dspuma Tienda, Barcelona, Spain.
Brown colour with a thin white head.
Aroma is malt, sweet, molasses, dried fruits, toffee.
Taste is malt, molasses, raisins, vanilla, biscuit, alcohol.
Medium body, soft carbonation. koleminer20 (4171) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at the 4th Annual Barleywine Tasting at Nicole’s house on January 28. 375 mL bottle. The pour is a light amber color with a thin white ring of head and no lace as it falls. The aroma is just not that great. There is a huge bitter bomb. Thin hot hops with a light caramel and a hint of fruitiness before a huge alcohol comes rolling in. I understand this is a wheat wine, but this is a mess. The flavor is just as rough. The alcohol dominates and the bitter hop takes a narrow second. The caramel and dark fruit are just blips on this one. The mouth feel is painfully watery and light with a sharper carbonation and a lingeringly bitter finish. No thanks. ebone1988 (2221) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2017
At the Barleywine event. Aroma is sweet, booze, candy, hops, banana? Appearance is light amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is booze, banana, coffee, hops, robust, booze, so hoppy, sweet, weird. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, booze bomb. Overall, weird.