mar (5445) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2012
2009 bottle thanks to Sam from the Saucer. deep amber pour with a cream head and floaties. right toffee and caramel malts right off the bat. nice on the palate, sweet malts, caramel, figs, and an easy finish. tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2011
on tap at NXNW. They call it a barley wine, it is listed here as english strong, I think both classifications would be accurate. Pours very nice ruby color with off white creamy head. Aroma includes of raisin, prune. Flavor includes dark fruit tones, molasses, and even some maple, burnt sugar. Very smooth and sippable for abv. Quite nice. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2011
On tap at the brewery. jcwattsrugger (12549) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Listed as an English Barleywine.
The beer pours a hazy dark reddish brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very heavy on the dark fruit and some very sweet malt. The flavor is similar with some added notes. I get a lot of brown sugar from the malt as well as some piney hops, dark fruit and some alcohol. The beer is fairly boozy, but less so than some other barleywines. The predominant flavor is brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.
22oz bottle-pours a slightly hazy amber with a big tight foamy light tan head. Aroma is slight medium fruit, musty, grain. Taste is medium malt-caramel, spice hops. Lots of effervescence. 3.2 Then 2nd ½ of bottle is cloudy/murky and the effervescence has calmed. Nice. 3.5 jtclockwork (17343) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2010
2009 bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours cider brown. Nose of caramel malts, Fuggles, brown sugar. Taste of brown sugar, caramel malts and light plums.
Cavie (4836) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Barrel aged version on tap at the pub. Clear copper orange pour with a foamy white head. Big sweet malt nose with ripe fruit. Taste is sweet bourbon sting right away. Very warming as it slinks down your throat. Lovely spice and light chocolate. Very good and very well done. I’m thinking this may need to be a new listing as it’s barrel aged. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Date: February 22, 2009
Appearance: clear copper, wispy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, nice spicy character, balancing bitterness follows the spicyness, touch of candy caramel brings it back to sweet, nice bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Served in a tiny tulip, dirty beer clean glass. tan 1/2" head lasts 30 seconds. color is deep amber with red tint. Aroma of carmelized sugars and sourdough. Consistency is really nutty. Flavor is nutty fruity, sweet, and taste too much like alcohol. bite starts off strong but smoothens out to a slow burn on the way down. finish is tart and bready. a bit heavy overall. GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2009
750mL bottle courtesy of slimchill poured into a tulip. JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Pours a murky caramel orange with small floaties in the first pour underneath a small head of big bubbles that recedes to a small collar and left some delicate lacing.
The aroma is musky but sweet with lots of apple and pear sweetness with a healthy dose of bready malts as well. There are hints of spices, maybe cinnamon and pepper.
The taste has an interesting spicy kick up front before the big light fruit sweetness comes on with apples mainly and a hint of floral sweetness. The spices come back in the finish with a slight peppery dryness.
The mouthfeel is very slick with low carbonation - drinks almost like a cask ale.
This is a very interesting beer from NXNW with lots of fruity sweetness battling with an herbal spiciness throughout. Certainly worth a try and very original.
Bottle sample courtesy of bgburdman. Cloudy amber in color with a thin white head. Malty nose with cherry and raspberry character. Sweet flavor with some tart fruit influence and a sugary finish.