waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 12, 2014 skortila (6032) - Baarn, - JAN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Got this beer from Andy when visiting the brewery somewhere after Christmas 2011. As promised, me and my wife waited a year to open it. :-) Great beer. Very full malt fruity aroma. Dark red coloured beer with a slight off-white head. The taste is initially sugary sweet, with raisin, port, molasses. Moderate bitterness evolves towards the finish. Nice, well-balanced barley wine.
1st time barley wine very interesting, pours caramel colored with no head, at first toffee caramel fruity bit strange wow by the end mighty fine, enjoyed NorthlandBrewr (11) - - OCT 17, 2014
A nice barley wine. Sweet but not too sweet. Smells of caramel and bread fresh out of the oven. Flavor is a nice mix of roasted malt and caramel. Even though it’s a few years old I wasn’t getting much of that raisiny goodness that comes from a bit of oxidation that I expected, and I kind of wish it was there. Still, an enjoyable beer. alexsdad06 (11561) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a hazy orange amber color with very little head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malt, vanilla, dark ripe fruit, almost seems barrel aged. The flavor is much of the same with the addition of some mild bitterness to a soft finish. b3shine (9422) - Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared by me with the group). Looks solid; a semi-transparent caramel with razor-thin off-white lacing and very soft carbonation. Smells good; sweet and malty with notes of caramel and maple. Almost smells bourbon barreled. Tastes like it smells, only not barreled and less robust. Nice and smooth on the palate. Enjoyable. bhensonb (16263) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours hazy amber with no head. Aroma of brown sugar/maple. Full bodied. Not too sticky. Flavors of brown sugar/maple/hop, and light berry. No heat. Quite pleasant.
marcus (11079) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Pours caramel with no head and a maple aroma. There is a sweet maple flavor with a warm alcohol trail. Tmoney99 (15322) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured yellow orange in color with an average white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Moderate to heavy smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor to medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a complex sweet beer. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle, shared with tmoney99. Hazy orange brown color... Fine particles in the body, minimal white head. Fruity nose, figs, bigger caramel malt. Some earthy, lightly herbal hop. Toffee, nuts.. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation, but kind of slick, with a more warming dry finish. More sweet taste, slightly cloying. Light bitter. Interesting, complex aroma, but taste is a little distracting, not as smooth as it could be, and a bit too sweet and warming. gam (4193) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
Still barley wine not much head mild carbonation dark ruby por aromas brandy rich caramel rich chocolate vegemite soy raisin plum flavours caramel sugary rich chocolate soy brandy port raisin plum dark sugar syrup honey mix mild bitter for balance the finish excellent barley wine rich barley taste malts lots of sweetness and alcohol goodness flavours superb stuff thoroughly enjoyable Rangi (671) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
Nice clear golden yellow poor. Some nice heat felt after 1st sip from the alcohol. Big aroma of plenty of barley is all I get from the aroma some alcohol also on the nose.