lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Rich candy-like sweetness up front, heavy mouthfeel, notes of caramel and toffee, a touch bready with almost a scotch-ale-like malt quality, very smooth finish. Low bitterness for a barley wine. zebra (2141) - 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. Lele (556) - Padova, ITALY - MAY 12, 2017
Eccellente barley wine. Complesso, avvolgente, intenso. Intensissimi liquoroso e passito. Spettacolo!!!
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Caramel. Molasses. Nougat. Rock candy sweetness but super smooth for 13.5%. Great Barleywine S_Side_Smitty (775) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours the color of caramel with a small off white head. The aroma is toffee verging on coffee, dark malts, and molasses. Taste is awesome! Heavy cane syrup and in your face coffee. Thick creamy mouthfeel and a very light bitter finish. I didn’t know that barley wines could taste like this.
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) Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Keg at Brouwerij Lane, Brooklyn. I had this beer along with Bruery Cuir, FW XV, Avery Hog Heaven, and BFM Terrapin Spike Jerome, and this beer was easily the best of the three for both me and my drinking buddy, Seth. The others were simply too overtly sweet or boozy, or both. Pours dark ruby with a creamy head. Berries and bread in the aroma. Big sweet flavor, lots of berries and ripe fruit, light alcohol, bread, toasty sugars. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lots of ripe, mixed berries to finish, mild warmth, dark sugars, sweet bread. The alcohol really isn’t too intense. A great beer. wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Fine indeed. Pours a burnt orange colour with a short lived head. The aroma promises great things, milk chocolate, toffee, spice, alcohol, and some light esters. The flavour follows suit, big on the whoppers, toffee, dark fruit, burnt sugar, and bits of spice in the middle fade to a salty, malty, alcohol finish. I love this stuff, great beer for sure, can’t understand the low rating. Maybe it helped that I had it in the cellar for a year.. .. 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. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber brown color with a nice foamy light brown head that lasts. Nose is toffee, butterscotch, roast nuts. A light syrup on the palate with a nice carbonation and a velvety touch. Flavor is toffee and nuts, light amarillo and buttscotch. Simple, elegant, well done and very delicious.