solidfunk (8965) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Decent barley wine. Not too syrupy for style, and well-balanced and drinkable. Pours cloudy brown with ok head and lacing. Some sweetness in finish, and lightly floral with some raisins. Kind of halfway between a barley wine and a Belgian strong. Tap at Churchkey. Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of caramel, butterscotch and nuts. Slightly bitter finish. Kavu (4815) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2014
6 fl. oz. on tap @ Lord Hobo. Pours cloudy brown with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel, alcohol and hops. Sublime. erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
Thick light brown body and very thick head, amazing looks. Figs, fermenting fruit, pine, pot-pourri, rich. Delicious. Luscious body, rich sweetness and juicy bitter ending. (Bottle from a bottle store on Texas) GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
22oz bottle -
Aroma - a complex aroma with caramel, chocolate, ripe dark fruit and overripe banana.
Appearance - a dark ruby red/brown body, hazy, thick 3-finger off-white head with nice retention and above average lacing
Mouthfeel - full bodied, medium carbonation, silky and coating
Flavor - the best thing about the beer. Complexities abound here. Caramel, chocolate, banana, alcohol, medium-high sweetness, and dark fruits.
Overall - well worth the money. Our Finest Regards exceeds expectations on a barleywine, and this one would do well with some aging. In 5 years...yowza...this would be something with just a little oxidation.
Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours unlear, dark, reddish amber with a big, lasting, frothy, off white head. Lots of big yeast flakes and particles. Aroma has huge, sweet malts, english caramel malts, alcohol, belgian yeast, banana, maybe some dried peach or apricot. Taste is much darker, and has sweeter fruit notes. Toasted caramel malts, some licorice, prunes or plums in booze. lots of alcoholic bitterness and heat in the end. Oily texture and a medium-low carbonation. Very tasty, but also very boozy! Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with loads of yeast particles and some big flakes which looks like stearin. Creamy frothy but brown head. Blasting aroma of dried fruits. Caramel, raisins, Belgian yeast and banana esters. Taste is big and sweet. Blommer i Madeira. Caramel and toasty malts in the finish. Over the top body. Boozy and oily.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Oily and frothy head with serious lasting power on top of a deep red beer. Belgian yeast profile in the aroma, as well as dried apricot, banana, herbs and honey. Quite seriously full bodied with a ton of toasted caramel, booze, plums and madeira, almost no bitterness. Pure boozy sweetness. Creamy, sticky, and heavy dutt. Not bad in small quantities. Alexanderdahl (132) - DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep cherry red with a small, hazelnutty head.
Oily, thick and quite toasty notes. Ripe fruit, banana sweetness and yet, sharp, warming alcohol feel. slowrunner77 (12060) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"I’m still not sure what to think of this one. Definitely not what I was expecting, and it has it’s faults, but damn, was it unique (and tasty). Tastes and smells like a hybrid sweet english barleywine and a quad or bsa. sweet, almost syrupy flavor and feel. somehow is not cloying, the body is great, but it’s also a little on the strong side, and smells and tastes a little too hot as it warms. potentially an epic beer, ends up being very good."