yespr (47470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2017
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish. Sweet and caramelish. Breadish and toasted malty. Dry, roasted and dark malty. Mild overripe fruity note into the finish. Travlr (26065) - 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. chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
On tap at Sebago, Portland ME in April 2010. Just called Barley Wine if my memory and notes serve but I guess it’s the same stuff. Quite dark - copper colour. Strong raisiny fruit aroma. More fruit on the palate - figs and Dundee cake. Very sweet. Full mouthfeel with a slightly viscous texture. Quite bitter aftertaste - sort of medicinal, cough linctus feel. Rather hot alcohol. Interesting and tasty, if a little rough around the edges.
Benzai (16681) - 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! brokensail (16645) - 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.
djd07 (15543) - 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 (14150) - 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 (13215) - 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 (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Murky brown, light brown head. Flavors of caramel, brown sugar, toasted oak, coconut. Pretty nice! 77ships (11025) - 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.