kevinsenn (2182) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
500mL bottled from LCBO, 2011 edition, aged 1 year. Pours hazy brown with no head. Aroma: cooked apples and caramel. Taste: sour, sweet caramel, vegetables. I think something went wrong here in the year I stored it... not very enjoyable. I didn’t even finish the 1/3 bottle in my glass. Gerbeer (3698) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
500 ml crock. Pours a clear reddish amber with medium head. Warm aromas of caramel, vanilla, and malts. Flavors of caramel, butterscotch, pine, and alcohol douglas88 (9057) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Crazy wax-dipped 500ml jar. Very unusual. Pours a mostly clear ruby color with a medium white head. A sweet candy nose with dusty caramel. A very sweet and dusty flavor: some caramel, candied fruit, cherries, dry finish. Light warmth. Pretty nice, one-sided affair though. yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
New bottle. Pours clear brown with a quickly-fading head. The aroma is sweet and boozy, with raisin, molasses, roasted fruit and toast. The taste is really sweet up front, which is typical for barleywines I suppose- not my favourite style. There is some complexity there, more of the fruit and raisins, lots of malt, a tinge of hops. Medium-heavy body, medium-low carbonation.
pushkinwow (2781) - Ottawa, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
500ml ceramic bottle from 2009. Clear mahogany with a light biege head that fades to pretty much nothing. Quite sweet with lots of raisin, some plum, fig, caramel and molasses, malt is present but in the background for sure. Mild carbonation, prickly, quite sweet, moderate body, decent finish. I definitely like this better then fresh but not sure if maybe I should have opened it up a little sooner - guess I will have to try a different vintage and find out.
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
500 ml ceramic bottle from the LCBO. Aged in bourbon barrels this year. Wood and alcohol. Quite boozy, maltiness comes through in the end.imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
Earlier Rating: 12/20/2008 Total Score: 3.9
500ml bottle from LCBO. Light copper colour, small lacy head. Nice aroma, though not able to pi point. Sweet fruity, strong alcohol flavour. Lingering aftertaste. Similar to Belgian Quadruppel Ale.
Bottle. Pours amber copper with small light tan head with poor retention. Aromas of biscuit malt, caramel and dried apricots. Full-med body, complex tasty sweet malt balanced with a generous hop character, med carbonation with a light finish tainted with sodium. Otherwise nice effort. bunget (962) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
500ml bottle, 2011. Nice ceramic recyclable bottle.
Pours a dark copper, even brownish liquid with reddish tones. Small white head, fast fading and poor lacing. Aroma is sweet with lots of caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, raisins, plums, and very little booze.
Taste is of lots of roasted malts, licorice, caramel and a good dose of alcohol (not surprisingly considering it has a respectful 11.5% abv), not as oily as I would expect. Decent.
Strangebrewer (1297) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
bottle 11.5%, 2011. Poured hazy amber-orange, with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty with a wine quality. Mouthfeel is thick, and alcoholy, dry, full bodied. Flavour of roasted malts, sweet strawberry note with lots of alcohol. Packs a puch. reebtogi (6235) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
500ml bottle listed at 10%ABV pours a golden orange color with a small white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is toasted barley with some light fruits and faint hops. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some toasted malt bitterness and light fruits and moderate hop bitterness in the finish. One of the better barley wines brewed in Canada.