Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
12oz bottle from biz82, thanks Josh. Dark murky brown pour with a small white head. Huge malt nose, lots of dark fruits. Goes down smooth, pretty mellow, nice maltiness, more dark fruits, dried prunes. Good. willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2008
20080728 12oz bottle, thanks to Walt a few years ago, that I finally cracked and shared with Dickinsonbeer and Glouglouburp. Still strong hoppiness, floral, citrus pith. Caramel aroma and flavor. Showing age and oxidation, but the basics were still there. This bottle has been in the fridge since I got it and it must have been kick ass when fresh. Potent. A bit thin and slick but quite good for its age. Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of KAggie97. Clear amber golden with floating impurities and a creamy beige head. Fat aroma of caramel, overripe fruit and aroma hops. Very full-bodied with plenty of caramel and overripe fruit with a vaguely oxidized edge. Rather bitter finish. Another solid Divine offering from Saint Arnold. 201008 yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark orange with a diminished off-white head. Dense wooden and caramel malty aroma. Light liqourice note to a dense wooden and smooth hoppy base flavour with a dense caramel malty mix into it. Smooth and dry wooden finish. Ends mild bitter into the far finish. Grovlam (4253) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle. [Tasting @ Papsoe 20-10-2008] Average bubbly beige head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Dark amber color. Aroma of wood, rye bread, alcohol, fruit, grain, caramel. Over the palate came floral, dusty grassy and mild apricot like notes. Full bodied with an average carbonation and thick alcoholic texture. Moderated sweet flavor with good counter sweetness. Lingering sweet alcoholic finish.
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2008
12oz from lb4lb, a re-release bottle. Pours deep orange/brown with a tan head. Nose is deep and rich with lots of dark fruit and ruddy rich malts. Taste is big and malty with a lot of nice notes, This is not as good as I’d expect but pretty good. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2008
In short: A sweet and floral/perfumy barley wine. Not really interesting at this stage (2 years old)Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2008
How: Bottle 12oz. Shared by willblake. Bottle was probably about 2 years old when we drank it
The look: Murky ugly cloudy brown body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose of candy and flowers. Dominant flavours of hard-candies and caramel candy-bars and such. It goes without saying that the beer very sweet. Could be a good foundation for a barley wine but instead of “normal” hops I got a perfumy floral taste. An ok sweet sipper. At 2 years old the beer was probably past its prime. I looked at willblake and said “some just don’t age gracefully”, he said “indeed this bottle is past its prime”, I said “ehh… the beer.. yeah… that’s what I meant… this beer doesn’t age gracefully”.
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep lightly hazy amber with a nice thin head. Aroma is very thick and sweet with tons of caramel malts, deep thcik toasty dark munich, and a ncie floral hop character. Flavor is also quite sweet with tons of malts, also lots of fruitiness, raisin is apparent, along with a nice tobacco smokeyness as it warms. God body and full mouthfeel. nice barleywine! Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
12oz bottle via trade with a buddy back East. Pours a completely hazed medium brown with tons of sediment. Nose of candied dark fruits with some toffee and caramel. A very sweet and smooth finish. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2008
Bottled. Poured a deep, murky brown with little apparent carbonation and nothing doing for head. The aroma picked up a delightful blend of dark, aged fruits with drawn caramel behind.. great caramelization and a hint of earthy hoppage remaining. The flavor carried through the caramel and fruit with building peppery spices and alcohol warmth as it progressed.. the middle found sticky molasses to complement the caramel.. long, warm finish. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation, allowing this to roll slowly over the palate.. nicely toasted and deliberate.. just an excellent brew all around! I’d buy a re-release.