boto (2250) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2007
12oz. bottle: This one pours a ruby tinged darker amber color. There was very little head, and it dropped off quickly. It has a nice nose to it. I get some citrusy hops, with a faint whiff of pineapple. The taste is quite good. A nice full caramel malt body, but not too sweet. There is a nice bitterness sitting on top of it. This drinks real easy. I hope this becomes a regular addition to their lineup. Cavie (4725) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Tasting at Hall’s. Nice hop scent, which was surprising to me. Has a strong hop presence for a barley wine. Clouded brownish pour. Upfront taste is a malty sweet with a strong hop lingering finish. Very nice and quite flavorful. thornecb (5949) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Tap at Amesbury Ale House. Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white head recedes to hug rim. Orange citrus aromas. Well balanced with fruity citrus and dark caramel. Lasting toffee and hop finish. ABV very well hidden. joergen (28412) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles with notes of cookies.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, cookies and pine needles.
Hoppy finish. jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Really good beer. It has been cellared for 28 months and aroma is still pungent and hoppy. Taste is complex and smooth starts hoppy fruit and ends with rich Carmel.
thedm (6222) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from rbsg #18 poured a large sized head foamy with a frothy top of fine to large sized bubbles that left behind a transparent copper brown colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy floral malty and vinous. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes like a typical barley wine with banana hops and malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 26, 2007
The 12 oz bottle poured a clear caramel color with an off white head that turned quickly to a thin lace. A bouquet of hops aroma filled the top of my Duvel tulip. Other wonderful aroma’s that follow are pine and caramel malt’s. This ale has a nice creamy mouth feel with a dry finish to it .It has flavors of pine, citrus, along with sweet malt with a nice warming alcohol flavor. This is a great offering from Redhook it would be nice to see it in their seasonal rotation
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
12oz bottle from 5000, huge thanks Andre. Clear dark amber color, very little head. Sweet friuty, malty aroma. Very swet flavor, in a good way though. Very easy to drink and very tasty. robertjm (892) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
(02/20 Toronado Barleywine Festival) On draft. Small head as they filled up the glass pretty close to the brim. Ruby read color. Not much of an aroma. Cherry-like character in flavor. Hops come out more in the aftaste and palate. adrian910ss (2582) - Doylestown, PA, USA - OCT 21, 2009
22 oz bomber. Pours a dark coppery amber with a medium sized creamy beige head. Aroma of fruity malts, hops and caramel. Taste of fruity malts, light pine, toffee and caramel.