Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 8, 2017 HumanBeing (19) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big sweet nose. Initial taste is hoppier than I expected. Good balance though. Balance cuts through the alcohol nicely
From Mar 2008
I got this in a trade with JDV. Thanks Deniz!
This is the 2007 vintage:
It pours a clear deep amber/copper with about a 1" head of foam from a vigorous pour. Good lacing here.
The smell is very fruity(dark fruit) and yeasty?
I also get a touch of caramel and some alcohol.
The taste is loaded with dark fruit...plum, black cherry, some fig, and they're pretty tart but tasty but I also get some sweetish notes from the malt and some tobacco. Nice. I think this is the fruitiest BWSA I've tried so far and it's a nice slant on the style me thinks.
The mouthfeel is kind of on the thin side and the carbonation is low(appropriate for a BWSA)and it finishes on the tart side because of the dark fruit. Pretty tasty fresh and I could see this would be interesting as to where it would go with a bit of aging on it. I'm certainly glad I got the chance to try it! gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2017
2011 Sisyphus on draft at Whip-In. Pours clear amber gold with no head. Honey, maple brown sugar oatmeal, raisin. Cardboard, butterscotch little to no carbonation. This beer has done exceptionally well. TBone (18227) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Tap at Whip in, Austin. Vintage 2013. Clear nut brown color, firm white head. Aroma is bready and hoppy. Medium to full-bodied. Sticky. Fruity, piney hoppy, a bit bready, sweetish. Covers its abv. Hop-dominating barley wine. wchesser (2140) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Feb. ’14 bottle from Errl-thanks, Chris! In 12/16. Copper gold. Nose is slightly soapy hops, light oxidation, toffee. Taste is burnt toffee, astringent and bitter hops, on a malty sweeter base. Has held up well. KamGoPro (228) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2016
2014 bottle, honey copper pour, no head. Clove, nutmeg, ripe molasses and malt nose. Dull malt/grains that go from brief bitter to long lasting alcohol and caramel
ICEatALAMO (1353) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2016
'10 Bottle. The pour is a hazy vibrant orange. The aroma is full of toffee. The taste is spot on barleywine. Smooth.
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Bottle thanks to Zinister. Poured amber orange with white head. Aroma malty sweet caramel juice. Light carb med bod. Taste juicy light bitter hop wombat23 (1785) - Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Draft at the source. Amber color with small off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, plum, and honey. Taste is very malty, with some oak, spiciness, and dark fruits. Alcohol is quite noticeable. It’s okay, but in its defense, I’m not the biggest fan of barley wines, at least up to this point. fletchfighters (1578) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2016
355 ML bottle
Hazy but radiant light Amber color. Looks more like and IPA than a barley wine. Light white head that falls to a thick collar. Spotty lacing and big ABV legs.
Nose is more English like. Big malt profile and very wooded hops. Spicy and woody. Big hop profile nose and smells chewy.m
Taste is big wooded hop assault, very earthy but a huge malt profile to back it up. Complex and chewy. Think a cross between Bigfoot and a malt bomb from England. Very nice. drsordr (2867) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle provided by alexsdad06 vintage 2009 pour lightly hazy copper with thin tan head. Nose lots of malt, toffee, caramel, slight dank. Some alcohol and light peppery spice. Taste lightly oxidized, but still reasonable barley wine. Toffee, burnt caramel, molasses and moderate alcohol.