hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12oz plain can. Signed and denoted 44/100. Poured an amberish / brownish color with a small sized head. Caramel, dark fruits, toffee, and a touch of citrus. Not sure how old this one is, but it has aged nicely. madmitch76 (24791) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
25th February 2011jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle 40/100. Cloudy dark red - brown beer. Short lived tan head. Softish palate. Rich creamy toffee malt. Well joined up with orangey fruits and a little aniseed. Subtle chocolate. Semi dry finish. Nice barleywine! Tasty and easy drinking!
Unlabeled silver can autographed by the brewers. What a pleasant surprise this beer was. I’ve had one other beer from this brewery, the underwhelming, vegetative Lazy Daze Lager. Talk about night-and-day difference and not just because the Batch 1000 is a big beer. Red, orange body with some sediment. Minimal off-white head. Healthy aroma of caramel, toasted grain, cherries with a hint of citrus and dough. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and moderately bitter, achieving a nice balance. Medium to full body with a creamy texture that turns sticky in the finish. Moderate to lively carbonation. Warming alcohol lingers. Caramel and toffee combine with fruit tastes, especially — prunes, raisins. Enjoyable sipper. Thanks for sharing Spudclampdawg. wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2011
12oz can thanks to Spudclampdawg shared with me and jcr. Plain silver can, no label autgraphed by brewers, 47 of 100. Pours garnet with suspended sediment. Nose is lightly hoppy, tart cherries, caramel malts, citrusy. Taste is fairily complex and vinous with grapes, prunes, sweet rasberries and cherries. Sweetness lingers with some light bitterness. Smooth and slicknkn the palate with some lively carbonation. Full bodied. Good beer. so glad to try a rare bird like this one. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Toffees, caramels, sourdough bread, light iced tea. Dark amber a little hazy, no head, lace or legs. Iced tea, caramel, toffee, sour dough bread, light bitterness. Somewhat sweet raisiny notes. Light carb, slick big body.
bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
12oz can, sharpie autographed with no label 34/100. Clear amber brown with small super tight ring of a head. Bready golden raisins, toffee, brown sugar, Tom mentions sourdough...and I get light notes of that. Medium light body with plenty of carb that is really tight. Bready/prune/cola with touches of white port and warms on the way down. Solid but not mind blowing. None the less, thanks for sharing this Alex. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
12 oz can. thanks alex! pours dark brown with golden caramel edges. no real head. toffee, caramel, molasses and sourdough on the nose. creamy, sticky medium body, little carb. toffee, caramel, molasses, raisins, shortbread, and sourdough on the mid palate. mild bready finish. walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2008
at the brewery from the tap. had this in august. poured a reddish brown with no head. aroma carmel, malts, alcohol some sweetness. flavor was harsh had a hard time with this one at 1st it took a while for the palate to adjust bad as the beer warmed it got a lttle better got carmel malts and alcohol. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2008
had this at the third annual MBG winter beer festival...the numbers are reflective of the sampling, however i added no notes. my apologies. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2008
2008 MBG Winter Beer Fest. This was my top beer of the fest, a candy-like, sweet, almost vinous barleywine with layers and layers of caramel and brown sugar, warmed by alcohol notes. Very smooth and satisfying, and one I’d like to drink more of.