dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 6, 2016
Clear brown, maybe a little ruby. Fruity, overly bitter, toffee, slightly vinous. Its not too bad. Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
Hazy amber-brown. No head worth worrying about. Aroma is an assortment of stewed fruits. Some light malty-fruity stuff, but faint and without any distinctive character. Overall bland. sulawang (1168) - - DEC 14, 2015
Visual: Pours beer bottle brown with barely any head, a very thin layer of micro retention, lots of large CO2 fast streams.
Nose: brown sugar, caramel malts. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: thick viscosity, micro fizzy, boozy-tangy
Mid-palate: (lvl-8)-sweetness mixed with alcohol detection, sustained creamy, (MAIN) brown sugar, toasty-roasty barley malts
Finish: dark fruit, alcohol bitterness, alcohol throat warmth, dry hoppy bitterness, malty sweet finish.
Summary: Plenty of very sweet and alcoholic malts in this one. Some complexity in texture and alcoholic jolt, decently rounded. I probably won’t specifically remember this one but it was solid. Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle into snifter. Pours a clearish reddish amber colour with no head. Aroma is a little fruity. Taste is jammy with a little alcohol. northropfrye (3643) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Cooper body. Not much head or lacing. A slight sweet malt dried fruit aroma but subtle. Taste is slight sweet malt, some bitterness, cola, and a boozy finish. Okay but not entirety successful.
cards04 (2822) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours a copper colour. Aromas are dried fruit...that’s about it. Flavours are dried fruit..maybe some vanilla. But mostly it’s just boozy. Not that successful. dfearnley (2203) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle to chalice
Caramel, pepper, spruce
Dark red with a thin creamy head. simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Pours Amber, very littke head. Aroma of sweet cinnamon bun. Taste is sweet, slightly hoppy, wine. Good ChewyBeer (391) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours deep amber with good head. Medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Sweetish malty flavour and not too much bitterness. A bit boozy on the pallet. Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours a clear ruby red color with a thick foamy white head and tons of lace. Aroma is faint, but there’s caramel, vanilla, bourbon, bread and dried fruits. Taste is caramel, bread, dates and plums with a nice malt backbone. Carbonation gives the impression of burnt malt but it’s still smooth with the alcohol warming. Overall it’s a nice barleywine but a bit thin but smooth.