auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2011
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Bottle poured at the brewery for The "Even" Years vertical tasting. Mostly time obliterated and dusty. Some of that characteristic classic British barleywine aged tanginess that I’m guessing comes from using only Maris Otter. Mouth filles with booze galore and tangy dust. Still a slight hoppy edge in the background, but it’s mostly gone. Mucky.
wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottle at toncatcher’s 2. Amber color. Malty buttery melanoidins. Sweet. Low carbonation. Very good. Easy to drink. Medium body. Enniskillen (2055) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is plum, alcohol, toffee, bubblegum, dried fruit. Taste is light fruit, alcohol, dried fruit. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle at Toncatchers. A big thanks to Dennis for this one. Brown pour with a small off-white head. The nose was big and bold with earthy nuts and a dried fruits. The flavor was also big--with toffee, hazelnuts, almonds, fresh and dried fruits, oak, vanilla and caramel. The palate was full and smooth. Overall: Clearly the best BW of the night! I loved it. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Toncatchers 2. Malt and yeast on the nose. Very even scent. Super hazy orange with almost no lace. Taste is warm and smooth. Vanilla, malt, and dark fruit. Subtle. I liked this one better than the 01. Thanks Dennis.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle shared at toncatchers "nothing sour, nothing hoppy" tasting. I thought this one was the best BW of the night. I liked the raisin fig and sugars in this one. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle at Toncatcher’s. Glad Dennis finally got to open this, as he’s wanted to open for the last 10 tastings. Pours orangey amber brown with no head. Sweet, malty nose. Taste is sweet malty and big, nice! Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 31, 2009
i must say this one has aged well,better than any of the "newport storms" i have had.nice notes of cherry,cotton candy,brown sugar,and dark fruits. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Sampled today. Soft caramelly Flavors with a very nice, pleasant burnt sugar theme riding through. The color here was a dark golden and the nose of aged caramel. The mouthfeel was delicate and fluffy. Sorry for the loss of words, feel free to give me another sample for a re-rate. Thanks, Jorge. IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Bomber from puzzl (Aug 2007 trade) Guess it is really well aged now! Nose is very oaky woodiness, raisins, and prunes. Hazy dark amber with a very small beige head. Flavor is a lot of prunes and raisins and very woody. Very smooth with no hint of the 100IBUs in the finish of lightly sweet dark fruit. Would have loved to try this fresh!