Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2016
Sampled at the Moku Moku farm. Amazed at how good this was. Especially compared to the others we sampled. Sweet notes of soy and molasses and raisins and figs. Toffee and caramel also. Label says it’s been aged for one year prior to bottling and boy does it show! VERY smooth with no signs of heat. But a nice boozy slight warmth as it goes down. Really pleasant find in the middle of nowhere. Too bad the rest of their beers weren’t of the same caliber. jbeatty (1247) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks to TimE, 01/25/2014. Pours brown, slightly chalky, fine white head fades to a haze on the surface, medium ring of lacing built up around the glass. Aroma is toffee, light chocolate presence, fruity dark malts, red jam, some underlying earthy notes. Taste is mildly sweet caramel, toffee, thick dark malts, fruity twang, touch of licorice, nice bitter finish, some roasty notes in the aftertaste. Medium thick body, drinks easy. Pretty tasty, nice. MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
My Bottom Line:Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Brown sugar, fruit jam, licorice and caramel gel atop this Barley Wine’s leafy hop finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam floats atop the cloudy ruby.
-Malts also share biscuity corners.
-Alcohol warmth eases each sip’s sweetness.
-The flavor profile is balanced.
-This is an easily approachable Barley Wine; not a sugar bomb too, which is pleasant.
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Ueno Park. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Toffee, caramel, barley, raisins, dried fruits, light citrus, light licorice, ryebread, plums, alcoholic notes. OK. jonno (2756) - JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
Lots of toffee, caramel and a little over ripe fruit. Nothing too complex or endearing, but enjoyable in a quaint way.
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 RBJG2. Brown/amber colour, golden bubbly head. Aroma fruity, raisins. Taste is very fruity, boozy, plums dark fruit. Very nice. Re-rate, bottle at home. Aroma is burnt caramel, quite a Belgian aroma. Liquorice and dark fruit too. Taste is Belgian too, liquorice again, spicy, quite beefy, dubbel like. Sweet and boozy. Dark fruits. Pretty nice.
AndySnow (7568) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks TimE. Brown cola colour with a small head. Sweet aroma of dark fruit, caramel. Sweet caramel flavour with some hints of alcohol. Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle at RBJG2. Brown color, beige head. Aroma of sweet plums. Taste is raisins, dates, plums. Nice. maekchu (3856) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle bought at the brewery. Aroma has big rich maltiness, some complex caramel and molasses mix. Fruity and vegetal flavors, with some cider and vinegar notes. Very smooth and with a soft finish.
anders37 (26251) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit finish.