Bule (2165) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2015
On tap at Taps. Pours a brown color with a bit of head. Smooth maltiness with the grape flavor. Some mustiness. Some harshness and a little toffee at the end.
alliance100 (1152) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Draft at Hopcat GR - 2013 vintage- pours a nice copper color . Strong barrel aroma , hints of white grape . Taste is of a typical barley wine , oaky slight fruit presence . Not bad .
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Dark, fruity, solid malt profile. My only issue with napa smith has been they’re usually a little too slick and simple. This, while not a favorite barleywine, was rich and tasty and a bit more complex than I’m used to from them." greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
On draft at Tap room. Very tasty and complex in nose and taste. Cherries, plums and candy sugar. Not sure how else to explain? A must try. ABV very well hidden.
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Draft. Extremely complex brew right here, pronounced hoppiness, deep vinous fruitiness, vanilla, oak, noticeable barrel presence, as well as some slgiht roast.
marcus (10231) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a fruit and treacle aroma. There is a sweet grape and dark molasses flavor with a sticky finish. Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
Draught @ Napa Smith Brewpub, Napa, CAGeokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
Pours clear deep golden/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, dried fruity and warm finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
On radio at the brewery. Pours amber with an off white head. Atoms of malt, caramel, apples, alcohol and toasted grains. Flavor is sweet and warming with some caramel, malt , fruitiness and red apples. Medium to full body, average carbonation. yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. A clear one, amber in color and with a dense off-white head. Malty aroma with lots of hops, very fruity, some caramel notes blending in. Full bodied and soft, not much warmth from the 10% ABV. Caramel maltyness and a nice bitterness in the flavor, sort of subtle actually. I think it lacks on bitterness all the way, but overall it’s a fine brew. 130807 daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Reddish brown pour, tan head. Flavors of brown sugar, toothpicks, booze, coffee notes, dark dried fruit, toffee.