Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy amber brown color, small edge head. Aroma of spiced and toasted caramel. Taste is rich and spiced butterscotch. Nice. brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a finger or so worth of off-white head.
S: A nice note of caramel, toffee, and burnt sugar up front. The barrel is subtle, but does provide a nice vanilla note that blends nicely with the sugary characteristics of the beer.
T: Quite a bit of caramel and burnt sugar up front along with a touch of alcohol. Not too much in the way of fruitiness, but some nice barrel and bourbon notes.
M: Medium bodied with a pretty decent level of carbonation for a barrel aged barleywine.
D: A very nice beer indeed. I was looking forward to trying this one and it did not disappoint. Benzai (15486) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Dark red colored beer with a deep dark red glare coming through, small off-white head. Smell malts, alcohol, some sweetness. Taste malts, lightly some sweetness and some alcohol. Very good! djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to Team Boston. Pours a dark amber with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong toffee, caramel, dark fruit, bourbon. Thick mouth, candy sugar, raisin, bourbon, vanilla, very good. Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
A dark reddish amber barley wine with a thin white head. In aroma, smooth caramel, candy sugar, vanilla, light maple, and warming alcohol. In mouth, intense barley wine with good hops, decadent sweet malt, maple notes, and warming alcohol. On tap at Portland location, April 2 2010.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2008
(Draft) Pours a clear dark amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of toffee, fruit, brown sugar, some vanilla, and light funkiness. Flavor of caramel, bread, fruit, and moderately bitter hops with a dry finish. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Murky brown, light brown head. Flavors of caramel, brown sugar, toasted oak, coconut. Pretty nice! sebletitje (10067) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
66cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of ThirstyBird.
Cuivrée, col beige fin.
Arôme caramel, malté, note de fudge assez dominant et vraiment fantastique, sucre brun.
Palais est agréablement bien malté, caramel subtile avec une certaine douceur résiduelle qui fini par collé aux lèvres, pointe d’épices pour un houblonnage léger qui procure une fine amertume et note citronnée. Se termine sur un profil malté orienté vers le biscuité. Délicieux. 77ships (9650) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
Thx. Thirstybird / Rian for this one. 65 cl. bomber sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Amber, fox red. Sweet creamy nose, caramel, bourbon, wood, sweet, sugar,… Taste is Bourbon BA USA Barley wine goodness, sweet caramel, toffee, sweet, bourbon, wood, barrel, sugary, vanilla, caramely dark fruits, sweet, slick, smooth,… Great stuff, lovely. tderoeck (9491) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 19/I/13 -1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-67) Thanks to Thirstybird for sharing the bottle!
Clear copper red beer, creamy irregular yellowish head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: hoppy, malts, sugar, bit chemical. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: chocolaty start, honey, sweet malts, sugary, caramel, bit fruity. Aftertaste: caramel, very sugary, sweet, but not disturbingly sweet, bitter, hoppy, some citrus, grapefruit, hint of chocolate, caramel, vanilla.