Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
ANOTHER. This was my first Barley wine, but not my last. Started my love of the style, and is still a great version. The one I had on tap was very dark and very low on carbonation and little to no head. Very malty and fruity, and quite a syrupy mouth feel, but not over powering. The one i had was stronger, closer to 12% abv as Rogues does cellar some of the stuff for later. My last couple visits to Rogues left me empty handed, so hopefully it will be due time for me to try some more. Marheb (5755) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
En fût au pub: Servi dans un verre à lait(?). Beaucoup de houblons, caramel intense avec amertume florale. Alcool bien camouflé. Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
Ruby amber in colour with a thin lace. Rich malt flavour of malt. Slightly tangy.Alcohol finish. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
Tap at brewpub. Deep amber pour with a tight fine lace. Soft caramelly sweetness and a little bit of toasty malt. Some herbal hoppiness, but it’s
pretty restrained on that front. A moderate bitterness on the back that cuts the sweetness pretty well. There is also a fairly unusual sort of sourness that isn’t really off putting, but probably shouldn’t be there either. Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2005
Hazy red amber ale with a thin white ale. Sweet vinous malt with nice floral hops and bubblegum and citrus. Nice sweet malt with good British hops, lingering in mouth. Sweet raisins in rhum. Oily mouthfeel and medium bodied. On tap March 2005.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 16, 2005
Been waiting for this one. Deep reddish copper color with small diminishing tan head with lace. Aroma is slightly fruity sweet malt. Flavor is initially malty, caramelly, fruit punch sweet giving way to a bitter lemony citrus hop flavor. This beer has bite. Very warming indeed, and I will be back for another very soon, probably this weekend. jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Brewed last year, rated November 2005, apparently this is left over from the last batch. Dark coppery amber body is hazy with a moderaty fluffy beige head. Aroma of dryish malt and muted caramel does not live up to the flavour. Sweet malt, bit of "barley wine bite" - that sweet boozey malt quality with just enough hops to provide a bitter counterbalance. Delicate citrus is an after thought. Warming in the belly, the alcohol is dangerously restrained on the palate. Exceptionally well balanced. Smooth medium bodied palate. Yumm! OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2005 2005 version, on tap at the brewpub, 9% abv. Cloudy dark amber colour with a thin frothy tan head. Dark fruits, light caramel and alcohol in the aroma and flavour. Flavour also adds a fruity and lightly pungent bitter finish with minute traces of banana or bubblegum esters adding a layer of complexity. Medium bodied, perhaps a bit light for a barley wine, mainly because it’s a bit too easy drinking for the abv! Good stuff.
(2001 version) Brown colour with a tan head. Syrupy appearance, plus a thick and syrupy but smooth mouthfeel. Caramel and butterscotch aroma. Mellow sweet caramel and butterscotch flavour. Tasty. (7/3/7/3/14)