flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
Although the aroma is slightly metallic, there are some herbal hops there, and a lot of raison/bread. The body is full and pleasant, warming beer. Very English. kaser (6360) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Quality. Brown draft pour at Firetruck brewery. Thick with off white head. Brown sugar and very sweet. A ton going on in this beer. Complex and I honesty can’t think of it as a barleywine. I like it zebra (2247) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
on tap @ mikkellerbar. sweet, creamy, smooth, really great even though i was distracted talking with a friend i hadn’t seen in a long time. two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours dark brown with an off white head that quickly dissipates. Medium bodied with flavors of brown sugar and raisin. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from K&L. Bottled Nov. 2011
A: Mahogany color with a firm light creme color and good lacing to round it out.
N: Toffee, cracker, leaves, earth, leather, some caramel, burnt brown sugar, peppercorn, tobacco. The hops have faded out and there is a touch of oxidation after 3 years. Raisin and prune.
T: Big bitterness and sweetness.
M: Medium body, foamy carbonation, alcohol burn.
O: A sweet and burnt barleywine. It’s nice to have one which forges its own path. Reminds me of being back in the Bay Area for business, so it gets some nostalgia points.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2015
6oz pour at Churkeys D.C. Deep ruby brown color with very little head. Nose is sweet malt and alcohol. Sweet malty, spicy, peppery, alcohol. Thin mouthfeel, but balanced and very drinkable. e303 (287) - - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle to beer tulip. The pour is a deep, dark ruby/brown. It's like burnt caramels. The aroma is dark fruits, malt, toffee and some sweetness. It's very Belgian. The taste is very malt forward with lots of fruit and toffee. It's warm and lovely. It finish slick. This is really great. English barleywines are way less hoo heavy and this really shines.
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4 ounce pour on draft at ChurchKey. 11% ABV. Dark brown with light beige head. Aromas of toasty notes, toffee, cocoa. Tastes of caramel, toffee, light toasty notes, honey. Medium body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. BuckeyeBoy (8301) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2014
22oz bottle pours out a brown with some ruby highlights topped with a sand head. Nose is sweetness caramel toffee pit fruit and some spice. Taste is as the nose with lots of sweetness and the pit fruit. malrubius (2987) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle from Table and Vine. Dark brown with ring and lace. Toasted caramelized brown sugar aroma with mild spice and booze. Very sweet toasted brown sugar and caramel and nuts and raisins with mild spicy lingering bitterness and strong finishing cloy. Medium-full body. Way too sweet. More like an imperial brown than a barley wine to me. Glad I didn’t pay too much for it.