laiti (8522) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
65 cl bottle @ RIP Laru camp. czar (9477) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
Aroma has sweet malt, resin and fruits. Feels somewhat heavy. Flavour has woody tones, resiny malt, biscuits, grapefruity hops and some mild herbal tones. Also minerals and menthol in the finish. Rather typical American BW – perhaps a bit on the dry side after all.
bottle at l’autre oeil, aylmer. pours hazy/cloudy medium dark brown, orange red tint, with a nice reviving beige head offering good retention and lacing. creamy chocolate, dense opulent caramelized brown maltiness, some toasted toffee notes, fairly woody/woodsy, drying earthy character, english yeast. moderately low carbonation, medium body - very oily; barely sweet, rather balanced woodsy finish. a rather (relatively) dry earthy barleywine with a nice and complex malt bill. enjoyable. tightslice (1446) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, earthy hops. Taste is roasty and herbal...not boozy and somehow very drinkable. TimE (6163) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2016
Lots of toffee, cherries, marmalade and wood in the nose. Medium body. This is a 2012 version. Hops are still very present but mouth is much drier. Smooth. Lovely stuff. Sigmund (7956) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2016
650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10%. Beautiful reddish brown colour, large off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, some mild roasty notes. The flavour is also malty with caramel and more distinct roasty notes, hints of sherry, also fairly distinct resinous hops. Bitter finish and aftertaste. Should not be drunk too cold.
Holmen1 (6563) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal, aug-16: kveldens nest siste, og stemningen er som vanlig på topp når seremonimester Melberg er i ferd med å avslutte programmet. Uklar brunlig ravfarge med ok offwhite skum. Urtepreget aroma med mørk kandis, karamell og noe vinøst. Delikat og balanserende bitterhet. Sherrypreg med alkoburn i avslutningen. Noterte 3 stjerner i margen. Holmen2 (4115) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2016
From bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 29.08.16. Aroma and taste of medium dark malt, toffee, syrup and berries. tandembrauer (1635) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with little off-white head. Aroma of caramel, some roasted notes, raisins. Taste is pretty bitter. Medium bodied. Borup (15519) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2016
Sample from a bottle. Hazy amber colour with an ff-white head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit, caramel, malt, spice, alcohol, hops and a sweet finish. stevoj (5635) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Grunt fill from Albertsons. Initially thought it may have gone flat, but it’s a mild pour with a fairly heavy weight. Mahogany pour with a ring if beige head. Malt and molasses on the aroma, taste also is malt forward. A bit of a tang on the tail end, finishes sweet. Doesn’t seem overly boozy.