meccahh69lol (366) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2017 MaBeer1972 (2181) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Manchester W&L. Poured into a tulip glass. A deep ruby black color with frothy medium tan head. Aroma of alcohol and roasty malts. I let this one warm a long time. Flavor is smooth and silky. Lots of roasty chocolate and coffee notes. Medium bitterness. Some alcohol burn on the backside. Not bad at all.
There are times you drink a beer on a train and those are the times you cherish. This one was potent and relatively pleasant for a 11% barleywine. BuckeyeBoy (8558) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2017
The aroma is malty and sugary caramel. The appearance is TBD, seen in mouth it looked reddish? The taste is a slightly syrupy caramel degrading into a slightly smoky malt with a strong nose of alcohol. It wears the 11% strongly so is not the slightest chug in town. Good for a train ride as a prelude to a chaotic travel scenario that all worked out in the end.
500ml bottle pours out copper amber topped with a small head. Nose is sweet caramel malts some toffee and booze. Taste is more of the of the nice sweet mix candy and some spice. DuffMan (10723) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle, shared at RBSG. Medium copper red, low beige head. Brown sugar malts, almond, raisins, mild bitterness. Warming and sweet. Ferris (16687) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle - Lots of caramel and raisin with a touch of marzipan. Cloudy caramel with a decent white head. Caramel sweetness and rich notes with a touch of wood. douglas88 (9687) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color with a medium white head. A big sweet malty fruity nose. The flavor is big sweet malts, toffee, pine, mild caramel. Solid.
djd07 (15649) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with small white head. The aroma is candy sugar and toffee. Medium mouth, toffee, boozy, sugar malt, decent. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Poured from a 500 ml bottle. Big malty nose with some caramel, hot alcohol. This is a warming beer. Malty sweet. Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Boozy thin malt bomb. Toffee, dark fruits and caramel sweetness. Taste is moderately sweet with some bitterness and a thin seltzery palate. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2014
bah, barleywine. It was ok, hoppy still, sweet and boozy. I do not like these, i did dump it out so i can’t go higher than a 3.4 hopscotch (11305) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle… Clear golden pour with dirty orange highlights and a small, fat-bubbled, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is a marriage of caramel and earthy hops. Full-bodied and fatty with mild carbonation. The flavor emulates the nose while presenting a nice balance between bitter and sweet. Lengthy, moderately sweet finish. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!