bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Sweet malt aroma with some earthiness and very light hops. Sweet malt flavor with earth and light citrus hops. Medium bodied. Sweet malt lingers with some light mustiness and hops backing. Well balanced. Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Sampled at Toronado 2009 Barleywine Festival.
Pours hazy copper to gold with off white head. The aroma has a mild mix of pine hops and dark fruitiness to go along with milder notes of malts and alcohol chemical heat. The taste is bold and nearly harsh with pine hop resiny bitterness moving into modest levels of dark fruity esters. By midway it maintains mostly pine hop bitterness only tempered by mild malt sweetness. Nice American style barleywine.
Plovmand (8623) - Grindsted, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet fruit, sugar, caramel and toasted malt. The flavour is biscuits, sweet fruit, heavy toasted caramel and hops. Complex. SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Never been overly impressed with Redhook so lets see .. Pours a basic tan, light foam .. . light caramel and light fruit, light citrus too .. . an alright brew, was smooth, but a bit outta balance .. . . Attention families, this is mother goose, the following cars have been broken into... BuckeyeBoy (8476) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle Pours out a orange/amber topped with a sand head. Aroma was sweet, plenty of vanilla, caramel, honey, and light hop notes. Taste much as the aroma a nice balance of sweet and rich malts along with a little bitterness.
FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-orange color with a large orange-white head. The aroma was light sweet candied fruits, fruity hops and a touch of caramel and nut. The flavor was sour and nutty with a fairly strong piney hop presence and a vague fruity hop undertone and hints of ginger, caramel and nut. Medium length bitter fruity finish. Moderately thick. Interesting but lacking oomph. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2009
Crystal clear bright caramel medium amber. Loose, creamy tan ring of foam. Big sweaty nose. Creamy medium body. Bitter, resiny wood shows up right off the bat. Tons of gym socks. Not much character other than the diacetyl and whatnot here. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle marked 09/08/09 thanks to cavie. Pours with a golden body and a fading white head. Aroma is hoppy with honey and caramel. Taste is hoppy with pine, orange and caramel. Definitely an American style barleywine that reminds me a bit of Old Guardian. Light bubbles and syrupy. AirForceHops (7813) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2010
on tap @ Red Hook brew pub. Pours a dark copper red color with a decent amount of head with large bubbles. The taste is bright and fruity at first sort of like a tart pear, or apple. Would not have guessed the alcohol content was so high, yet it does have a slight warming finish.I drank the 2010 yet would love to try some of the aged bottles. I don’t know a lot about this style of beer. I’m getting ready to try a few more to get an idea of what it’s all about. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a frothy, spotty-lacing off-white head. Rich aroma of sweet caramely malt and lots of fresh resiny grapefruity hops with a touch of light fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and chewy caramel sweetness well-balanced with a juicy citrus hop presence and a touch of earthy bitterness and a hint of soapiness toward the finish. Starts out well, but gets kinda flabby, overly bitter and unbalanced in the end.