KyotoLefty (10599) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 2007 version, bottle.
Dark brown with a reddish-orange tint, high, foamy off-white head. Very fruity, hoppy aroma, with dark fruits, a good amount of sweetness, port, and strong malt. But hops predominate like in a Bigfoot. Very appealing aroma. Very sweet flavor, fruity, cherries, caramel, honey, alcohol heat. Good hops for bittering and aroma. Great balance. Very complex and interesting, and a great, dry finish of hops, rich malt, sweet, and heat. A very nicely done barley wine. This has perfect body and carbonation. Really well done. A treat. Best BW I’ve had from Japan.
TimE (6067) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 4, 2007
Dark mahogany color. Sweet malty nose. Cherries, oranges, wood. Smooth malty mouth with cherries, oranges, marshmellows, milk chocolate and pears. Very English in style. Alcohol is well hidden. A unique finish that has lingering blood orange notes. Definetely one of Japan’s best barley wines (though that doesn’t say much) motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 28, 2008
on tap at popeyes. deep brown with a faint reddish tinge and a short beige head. big and sticky - chocolate coated sultana aroma, some vanilla, strawberries and cream and a crisp and citric finish. classy stuff indeed Capa (3391) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Caramel brown in color with a wispy head. Malty, sweet, dark fruits, hops, oranges, and alcohol in the aroma. Syrupy thick body. Flavor is of deep fruit, thick caramel malts, cherries, honey, chocolate, toasted malts, with light wood. Pretty hoppy, as well. Finish is bitter and dry with plenty of alcohol. Whoa, a damn fine barley wine. Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2009
0.33 l bottle at PBF. Deep amber color with small head. Sweet caramelly, toffeish and berryish aroma with flowery-citrusy hops. Bittersweet, toffeish, nutty and caramelly flavor with flowery-citrusy hops and notes of raspberry. Thick body with nice smooth mouthfeel. Well made true to style barley wine.
maekchu (4018) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2013
Draught at Qbrick during Strong Beer Week (from tasting notes). Floral, pure, fresh Cascade hops, orange peel, raisiny malt aromas. Clear ruby and peach color. Raisiny malt, orange, malty sweetness, good balance, pleasant and smooth. Slight sticky sweetness, overall good but lacks character. Very filling, some sweet spice lingers, nice aftertaste. Pretty complex maltiness and good hopping to boot. sunevdj (4102) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
Bottle at Tim’s RPJG#2. Sweet and dry. Lots of caramel aromas. Also some Nutty aromas and aromas of dried fruits. Full bodied. Soft carbonation.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
Draught at Popeye. Cloudy red/amber - white head. Rubber, nutty, sweetness, roasted, candy, nice high hoppy, toasted, grassy, piney, nice balance. TBone (17987) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2009
Bottled (PBF, BB 02/2019).
Chestnut brown-red, small off-white head. Strong hoppy-fruity nose. Sweet and hoppy, quite malty, caramel. Very double IPA -like.Long warming hoppy aftertaste. Interesting. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Bottled. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is very much barley wineish with all the malts, plum and alcohol in the body. Flavour is raisins, some bready malts, caramel malts and alcohol. A very pleasant and enjoyable barley wine.