bhensonb (15747) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Tap at Pacific Coast Brewing. Pours dark ruddy brown with a slight creamy tanhead. Aroma is "xmas spice". Near full body. Seems to have juniper. Mild roast malt.Pretty well balanced. marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
On tap at Pacific Coast Brewing. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and a sour spicy aroma. There is a thick chocolate and treacle flavor with some kind of spice. Very dry finish. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Draft. Blackish beer with a light tan head. Rich malt and light toffee aroma. Caramel and toffee flavor with light chocolate. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and caramel lingers with light chocolate and light roast. AmEricanbrew (6954) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Great Alaska Beer And Barleywine Fest 2011. Mahogany color with tan head. Toasted caramel, chocolate, pine, floral aromas. Medium to full bodied with soft co2. Rich toffee, chocolate flavors with toasted caramel, roasted nuts, floral hops--very good. kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Tastes like a bushel of prunes. And grape juice hi-c. Brown with white head. Poured from a bottle at Delilahs Christmas tasting.
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 28, 2010
On tap at Petes brass rail. It pours a muddy red/brown color with an orange/ brown head. The aroma is very fruity with hints of plums, raisins, and peaches. The flavor is rich and malty with sweet peaches, prunes, caramel, and a little bit of a spicy finish. Mild bitterness. Kind of simple for a barleywine. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Nose of over ripe dark fruit, dark chocolate, toffee, earthy bitterness, and a hint of tang. Muddy dark brown, some foam. Lots of over ripe fruit, chocolate and bitter chocolate. A light roast comes through. Sweetness lingers. A touch of dryness hangs out too. Alcohol is masked nicely. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2011
2011 Oregon Brewers Guild Brewers Dinner stevoj (5567) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Dark reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big alcohol and malt aroma. Caramel, light chocolate and strong hops flavor. Light pine and a super dry finish. This was terrific strong ale.
Growler rom Albertsons. Dark brown pour with nice medium fluffy head. Heads lasts and leaves curtains of lacing. Aroma is dark malt, nuts and bit of prunes. Taste brings more malt, with the bitterness coming from the roast, not the hops. The malt masks the ABV well, not even catching any warmth. Smooth and silky with a small bite. andrewje41 (4243) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours really dark. Tan cream head. Sweet plum aroma. Dark fruit taste with some plum and raisin. Finishes with bold, dark fruit with a slight hop finish. Pretty good.