kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/21/2007bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - AUG 17, 2007
hazy burnt orange, wispy beige head, sweet fruity caramel malt aroma with lots of earthy hops, rich sweet fruity malt flavor, well balanced with the earthy hops, long tasty bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
bottle. 2006. thick cloudy dark golden amber. no head. smokey and piney. warm finish. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2007
2006. Provided by argo0. Hazy pale body with small beige head. The aroma is pine, grapefruit, caramel and vinous. Flavor is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, pine, citrus and toffee. Medium/full body is lightly carbonated with a warm finish. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 2006 vintage. Pours a hazy reddish orange with caramel colored head. Nose is full of strong sweet malts, caramel, toffee, and a hint of citrusy hops. Flavors of caramel, sweet malt, bitter piney hops, grapefruit, and citrus. Nice mouthfeel, thick, but not to heavy. Pretty nice. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Thanks to Joebrew for sharing this 2006 vintage. Hazy orange beer with faint white head and plenty of sediment floating about. Sweet rich caramel malt nose and some very faint citrus. Definite citrus hop in the body what does a good job of balancing the malty sweetness. Bitter finish. Nice to have another barley wine with something to differentiate it from the pack.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle courtesy of an awesome trade with larry_pitonka. 2006 vintage Pours a murky muddled orange tinged earthy brown, with no head. Lots of orange like citrus as well as very sweet malt on the nose, accomanied by a hint of heat. Very full creamy mouthfeel with a good amount of citrus. The alcohol is definately there, but the citrus hoppiness smooths it out into a very nice finish. Very nice beer, but I think I should have waited longer for it to mellow a touch more. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
12oz bottle, 2006 vintage, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a hazy, honey-orange color; off-white, tiny head. Dense, chewy hop and candy sugar aroma. Medium-to-full, viscous mouthfeel: dense sugary malts and a warming alcohol presence; good citrus hop character balancing things out; just not complex or intricate enough to justify the alcohol. Lengthy, candy sugar and warming alcohol finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2007
(12oz bottle, 2006 Vintage) Hazy amber body topped by small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/pine, caramel. Taste is mild sweet, grapefruit/pine, some caramel, alcohol. Fairly dry finish. Fairly smooth medium-full body. bhensonb (15607) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Splendid aroma of alcolhol, fruit, floral hop, and malt. The overall effect is of fermenting fruit. Beautiful orange tinged amber color. White head that didn’t last. Medium body, very light carbonation. A bit chewy. The alcohol is definitely present, some toffee, stone fruit (something like brandied fruit with the alcohol) sweetness. The main and saving feature is that each sip provides a burst of fruit. The finish is fairly dry, and there does seem to be some of that advertised smokey undertone. There is even enough bitter to overcome the residual sweetness. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 15, 2007
NorCal tasting June ’07 - A pretty average, run-of-the-mill barleywine here. Aroma is wet paper, lightly medicinal, malty with an odd fresh linen smell. Amber in color, white head, decent lacing. Mouthfeel is on the thin side. Flavor is mostly malty, with a bit of fruits dancing around. Light vanilla notes too. Not a horrible barleywine, and it didn’t give me that overloaded feeling after drinking some of it. It could be a lot more complex, but it’s nothing awful.