JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle sampled at Muckfest V on 7/11/14. Clear brownish copper in color with a thin tan head. Aroma of booze, caramel, toffee and malt. Malty and caramelly flavor with some chocolate notes before a boozy finish. mcberko (19175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Sampled on tap at PIB, pours a very dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of brandy barrels, liqueur, candied sugar and noticeable booze. Flavour of brandy barrels, dark fruits, toffee and English malts. Very full-bodied and well-designed. Sweet, but never cloying. Very rich and full-filling. A world-class BA barley wine here. pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2013
On draught at Roscoe’s. Really bold fruit flavor, especially apple notes. The aging mellows out the hoppiness. bhensonb (15843) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours very darkly ruddy with a light tan head. Aroma is cinnamon!?! Full bodied. A little heat. Flavor is brown sugar, winy grape, brandy, oak, and once again cinnamon. Or is that a combo of brown sugar and chocolate? Great stuff. Has sort of a brandy burn. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2014
750, corked and baled. Pours a rich dark ebony with a dense and creamy tan head that lasts and lasts and lasts. Big peaty chocolatey nose, showing oak as well. Creamy thick body, almost sticky, lively carb. Peat and chocolate and brown bread and nuts and cola knocking around the mid palate, along with some soft vanilla and oak counterpoint. Very, very nice.
AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Tap pour at the 2012 Great Alaska Beer and Barleywine Fest. Hazy light brown color with tan head. Big dark raison, pit fruit, toasty, nutty, spicy aromas. Smooth medium body. Very nice rich raison, toasted dark bread, caramel, spicy pit fruit flavors, warming finish--great brew boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Tap @ Saraveza... Poured quite dark, a dense brown pour with a thin head. This was a super solid barley wine. Lots of rich dark fruits, dark sugars like toffee and caramel. Some booziness but it was quite balanced. Low bitterness and was more on the malty sweet side for the style. marcus (10740) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with almost no head and an alcohol and spice aroma. There is a hearty fruit and dark molasses flavor with brown sugar, chocolate, wine and alcohol. Has aged nicely for over a year. douglas88 (9690) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2013
On tap at the Holiday Ale Festival, listed as Oakshire Brandywine. Pours a dark copper color with a medium beige head. A sweet brandy nose, some toffee and dark candies. The flavor is more heat, a bit of sweet dry malts, rum cake, light oxidation. Marmalade. Quite good. Unusual. slowrunner77 (12995) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2014
"Tap at PDX Green Dragon. Pretty standard barleywine (in a good way) before the barrel. Strong on both malt and hops, though with the extra aging, the malt and the brandy win out. Good job with not overdoing the brandy and oak."