Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
(Bottle) Pours brown with a dark orange hint. Sand coloured head. The aroma holds nuts, honey, raisins, sweaty figs, milk chocolate, butter, wood, resin and alcohol, grain. The flavour is medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of fat malt (caramel, buttery toffee, honey and grainy bread), balanced, light resinous hops, dried fruits. The mouthfeel is round and tiny tart with a light carbonation. Sticky, bready finish with a dash of hops and dried fruits. Medium to full bodied. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. Clear amber beer with a small beige head. Aroma from hazelnuts, walnuts, caramel, alcohol, fruity notes, butter, toffee, butter notes. Malty walnut flavor, hoppy, raisins, caramel, citrus, hay, banana notes, leather, butter, some vinous notes. A bit too boozy. doublebock (558) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Mahagony brown with light beige head. Malty butterscotch aroma with an obvious kick. Toffee buttered rum and malty flavor with some grape and a spicy hop notes that appear at the finish. Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber wth a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, earthiness and plum. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavorsof toffee, carmel, earthiness, plum and light raisin with a smooth lingering toffee finish. dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottled November 2011, drank September 2012. From a bomber into a brandy snifter. Pours a reddish brown. No lacing and little head. Sweet cherry and berry aroma. Mouthfeel is thick and decadent with lots of stickyness around the glass. Taste is of cinnamon, spices, grapes, berries, wood, alcohol (but not too much), vanilla and bourbon. A very good barleywine. However, I’m not a huge fan of barleywines. I’m glad I let this one sit 10 months. No alcohol flavor. Worth a try.
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Pours darker amber, mostly unclear, with a tan head. The flavor brings sweet smooth malts, a bit sticky but not too resiny. Flavors settle with some dates and apples, maybe raisins as well. There are some sweet, malty, and honey notes, big in the nose, but not necessarily alcohol. The flavors and body are so smooth for such a high ABV, remarkable for the style. idedek (157) - USA - JUL 6, 2012
a good malt nose with hints of caramel. a medium body with some coffee and malt flavors with a hint of fruit. a bit of alcohol in the finish and a bit of dryness. Not bad just not really good. marcus (10221) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle from City Beer. Pours reddish brown with a tiny beige head and an alcohol and fruit aroma. There is a fruity malt flavor with some plum and lots of alcohol. oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle shared by marcus. Has a slight dark fruit aroma. Taste has a nice dark burnt finish. Dark fruits as well r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Deep reddish brown color with a tannish head. Malty with dark fruit flavor (raisin, cherry) and a touch of toffee and caramel. Strong, a bit thick, and smooth.