Nische (2238) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle shared by wickedestman, many thanks. Dark brown with a tan head. Big, decadent bourbon and vanilla aroma with loads of caramel and toffee. Big oaky barrel taste with vanilla, bourbon and chocolate. Very dry. monk191 (1980) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2017
A very nice barleywine. Not the most unique, but does the basics very well. Very smooth. Pours a deep orange-red with a tan head. Smells of strawberries and citrus. Taste is smooth and sweet, everything works great together. Starts with citrus, strawberries, followed by whiskey and caramel in the finish. Vanilla aftertaste. Very nice!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone zoucrew102 (1880) - - JUN 5, 2017
Bomber, 2016 vintage. Wonderful boozy dark fruit aroma with notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon and oak. Pours deep caramel brown with a very thin light brown head that has no retention or lacing. Starts with rich booze soaked dark fruit flavors with nice notes of vanilla and bourbon that also has a rich, full body and nice smooth mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and boozy with delightful caramel and toffee flavors with a bit of oak and warming alcohol. A nice winter beer, but so good I wouldn’t mind it anytime! seehaferb23 (270) - - MAY 25, 2017
This beer is extremely amazing. Very surprising for Pelican but they knocked out of the park on this one. Cheers!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jake65 (3695) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2017
Bottle, 2015 vintage held in the cellar for just about one year. Dark brown pour with a finger of creamy tan head. Powerful aroma centered around the barrel treatment; bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and hints of hops. The flavor is truly terrific and one of the best barreled barley wines I can recall to date… lots of barrel influence without being overly hot or too firm in center stage. Big bourbon sweetness, vanilla, caramel, dark fruits, a little wood, and just enough hops. I’ve heard that this can be pretty hot when fresh; I can only attest to a bottle with a year of age on it; fantastic stuff.
robforbes (2244) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Pours a opaque with a thick small khaki head and great lacing.
Smell is of dark chocolate, espresso, and vanilla.
Taste is creamy, strong, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, bourbon, and roasted malt. beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2017
On tap at Elizabeth Station. Vintage 2016. Pours an aopaque very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, bourbon, molasses, very sweet, some candies’ notes, slight sourness. One more loooong seeper. Great stuff. ansalon (3846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2017
Pours very dark brown, almost black with a low tan head. Aromas of muscovado sugar, roasted nuts, leather, caramel, oak, bourbon. Massive depth. Taste is roasted and caramel sweetness with bourbon character and syrupy notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. kryon (3554) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2017
Pours dark dark brown wirh minimal brown head
Aromas har lovely notes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, muscavado, burned caramel, hints of dark fruits
Taste has notes caramel, bourbon, vanilla, muscavado, dark fruits, figs, dades, hints of liqourize, leather, tobacco
Mouthfeel is full bodied, sweet, low carbonation and medium bitter finish. Very nice! klm1 (1538) - Bled/SF, - JAN 28, 2017
On tap@:pours deep mahagony color, slighly clear, with tan off-white head, which transforms itself to a ring around the glass. Aroma-Flavor: intense malt profile, which takes on toasted toffee, caramel, hint of dark chocolate, dried fruits esters, hint of vanillin & gentle sherry-like note deep in the background. Finish is dry, slightly sticky, body is medium to full, texture is velvetly, carbonation is low. Alcohol is very well hidden.