MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2017 JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into red wine glass. I myself have had this bottle for 4-5 months, not sure how long it sat on the shelf before that.
Pours a nice reddish-copper, fairly clear, with a thin, soapy layer of bubbles and a smattering of lace.
Nose is toasty, rich with notes of caramel and toffee, even cocoa, a dark fruitiness, and a light but sharp piney hop note. Very enticing.
Flavor is again loaded down with rich notes of caramel and toffee, lightly toasty, a bit of cocoa, dark fruits and light citrus, with a rich, piney hop note overlaying the malt body. Hop bitterness is biggest towards the middle of the palate, and on the long, lightly bitter finish, which carries with it echoes of the big malt sweetness, alongside a bit of alcohol warmth and a bit of prickly hops as well.
Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, full bodied and maybe a bit syrupy. Quite drinkable, though - the alcohol is tucked away enough to not be a hindrance, while still allowing a bit of spicy warmth to poke through.
Had this one with some stilton and fig-cinnamon chutney on sourdough. Delicious once it warmed up.
Bottle at KØ17. Mild vanilla aroma. Hazy dark amber colour. Almost no head. The flavour is quite nutty with a fruity hint. Quite bitter but good for the style. Peppery, even boozy finish. AndreasP (276) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2017 Aroma is malt, toffee, fudge, dark fruits and some alcohol. Taste is much the same, and in addition a rather heavy alcohol-spicy note kicks in and mix with the bitterness. This adds up unfavourably so the beer is hard to drink for me. TorbenJensen (1526) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Brown barley wine with moderate foam. The aroma spreads wide over dried fruits. The taste is rich and offers little berries, but it is also raisin, plum and a little fig that dominates the taste most. A little smoke I think to find towards the end, where comfortable bitter hops keeps the aftertaste for a long time. I suspect it has also been added sugar because it has a smooth syrup sweetness that stretches from the very beginning. An outstanding barley wine that keeps the level among American barley wines fine. MrOrla (3200) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a ofc white head. Aroma of toffee, choking, very light dried fruits, slight fruity. Taste is sweet loads of caramel, light fruity, dark dried fruits, subtle bitternes rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2017
22 oz bottle. Thanks to Euphemos!
markoijelena (3121) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 4, 2017
Cloudy reddish brown color with a small light tan head.
Sweet dark fruits, sweet malt, mild hops and some alcohol in the aroma.
The flavor is dark fruits, sweetness, mild hops, some bitterness and sweet malt.
American style Barley Wine.
Draft 0.25l at BeerTemple Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 22.03.2017. Taste with kermis. Pour it reddish color with medium white head. Aroma molasis with some red fruits. Taste molasis, light feel all the time, sweet notes, classic nothing to blow your mind, slick feel, medium body, average carbonation, abrupt finish. ShivanDragon (4120) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2017
@BeerTemple, 15cl, mooi helder koper met volle zeer licht bruine kraag. Aroma is zoet, caramel, graan, donker fruit ( vihjg/dadel). Smaken zijn glad, niet al te dik, granig, redelijk typische usa barley wine, alcoholisch, caramel, matige body, ok kermis (13297) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2017
Draft at Beer Temple. Clear amber brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is big malty, toffee, caramel, butterscotch and light overripe dark fruits behind. Flavour is above moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. tiong (7270) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
650ml bottle. Pours reddish orange with a smooth bubbly white head. Aroma of biscuity malts, berries, earthiness, toffee, syrup and caramel. Taste is caramely, sweetish and malty with some biscuity notes, toffee, syrup, berries and earthiness. Finish is sweet, caramely malty and syrupy with some biscuity notes and hints of syrup. Quite malty and caramely. olio (10265) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
65 cl bottle @ RIP Laru.
Pours dark mahogany red color with a large off-white head. Aroma has ripe fruits and toffee, subtle syrup, biscuits and nuts. Flavor is toffee and caramel malts, cedar notes, syrup, lots of sweet ripe fruits. Sweet and sugary, okay.