BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Bottle, thanks to Tran at Perry’s. Aroma of light smoke, some brown sugar, caramel, sherry, fruity esters. A bit of alcohol. Fresh wood. Taste, alcohol, dark fruit, dog hair, brown sugar, caramel, oak. Light bubbles, dry. Ernest (7660) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), with notes of candy, corn syrup, dried pineapple, orange peel, alcohol, paint.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Strong/boozy, but not without some aromatic enticement. Ultimately a little generic, but pretty good for Redhook. BuckeyeBoy (7514) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2010
On tap at Redhook brewpub. Pours out dark ruby amber topped with a small sand head. Aroma is of toast malts, caramel, and light hops. Taste was more of the caramel and roast malts. A nice hop ending to help balance it out.
Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 28, 2010
Bottle 650 ml CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Aroma mineral hop feel with malty nose , touch of brown malts. Good.
Appearance clear dark amber with medium dark beige top. Some lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied. Plenty of malts in here. Oily body , caramel with slight hints of alcohol. Neat strong brew. Good as sipper.
Bottle: Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel and toffee nose with some light fruity complexity and a doughy yeast. Starts with good fullness and chewy caramel sweetness with a decent hop bitterness and a touch of oak before a drier, bittersweet finish. Pretty true to style and fairly drinkable barleywine.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle:   Copper, reddish hue, moderate to thin off-white head, spotty lacing.   Sweet sticky nose, very slight tootsie roll, also smidgen of salty licorice.   Sweet, malty, and a little mealy up front.   Dark pitted fruit is there, tiz minor.   Has a bit of a chalky aftertaste.   Warming, with some diluted tootsie roll like flavors.   As it warms it gets some sort of perfume like phenolic aroma.   Seems like a light Doppelbock crossed with a watery Barley Wine.   Body and mouthfeel are both moderate.   While not bad, its not all that interesting. blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
bottle, garnet amber pour with short thin foam, aroma is woody grapefruit, flavors of oaky caramel sugar, cookie dough, wedding cake icing, finish is bitter metallic Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Caramel colored, no head. Smells like caramel at first, then some piney notes. Nice flavor - earthy, piney - I don’t know, is that mushroom? then some more honey and molasses. Sticky, messy finish. Sampled at 2010 pre-Brewer’s Jam tasting. decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Copper with off white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt and light abv. Sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, and a good bitter. Medium bodied but fizzy. TheBeerGod (6209) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle. Copper pour with a short, beige head. Aroma is hoppy, malty and lightly smoky. First taste is chewy, sweet malt, then caramel, followed by citrusy and piney hops and lastly smokey notes. Then comes light wood, soft vanilla, and light honey. Body is medium with a chewy feel and a moderate carbonation. Finishes with smoldering wood, caramel, light vanilla, citrus notes, pine resins, sweet malt and light honey.