trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2011
On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver 2011. *Crazy* light pour for a barley wine - orange, cloudy, like a DIPA. Smells like a freshly peeled orange in a hallway that just received a fresh coat of paint. Boooozy. Flavor has citrus rind, some caramel, and plenty of booze... this is just too much. MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
My Bottom Line:presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
This very bitter Barley Wine develops citrus fruit and pine within muddled honeyed malts.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy light amber.
-Aroma was rather simple, especially in the malt department.
-Alcohol offers warmth and not too much disagreement.
-The prevalent sweetness was sadly not accompanied by diverse malt flavors.
On tap at Naked City.
Tap at Naked City. Hazy dark amber. Light head. Sexy malt flavour with alcohol kick. Clean for a Barley Wine. riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Big sweet and hoppy nose. Lots of residual sugars, doughy sweetness, english hops. Pours hazy golden, thin bubbly head. The flavor is super hoppy and rather sweet - pale sweetness, fruity notes, big english hop bitterness and earthy peppery flavors round out the finish. Lingering sweet/hoppy. Definitely american take on barley wine not unlike old crusty. Good stuff. Drinks well/hides alcohol well.