tcon25 (978) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2016
(Backlog) Bottle pour at home,dark amber pour. Nice smooth flavor, definitely like this one over the regular. 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. marcus (10873) - 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. 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. andrewje41 (4532) - 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.
troopie (2497) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Draught. Poured dark cloudy red with medium fast dissipating white head. Light malty and caramel aroma. Medium to full body, Roasty malt notes. Malty finish. Good if you come across it. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is. zgaier (1968) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek, CA. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of fruits, hops, and malt. Taste is of fruits, toasty malt, caramel, and light chocolate with a medium, malty finish. kaser (6430) - 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. stevoj (5878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2015
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. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Mini-growler from the 16th St Albertsons... Pours chestnut brown with a nice khaki head.. Dry dark toast and nice cocoa essence.. hints of fruity dark cherries are in the background.. Good medium/light thick body.. Good bubble.. Light hints of EtOH.. Textbook piney hops with well rounded maltiness for a PNW Winter Warmer.
Is this really the "super" version? It is remarkably similar to the standard bottle version that I buy a couple every year.