ozzy70 (1409) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 12, 2018 DrnkMcDermott (3201) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 2004 Edition: Sampled 11/6/04. Still has the hallmarks of a very young barley wine. Pours a rather lighter brown than one would expect. Looks is very inviting, like a soda, but once you taste... I get impressions of brown sugar and maple syrup, but not too much. No complex aged components yet, but it still carried a good bit of IPA hops. Much more drinkable to the beginner (like my brothers and father who tried it for the first time) than one would expect of a big beer.
Bottle sample at Extreme Beer Fest, Ralston Arena. Poured hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of raisin, sweet malt. Taste was bittersweet, herbal and spicy, bitter hoppy finish. rosskyle (831) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2018
12oz bottle. Clear amber color with an off white head. Sweet malt aroma. Malt spice hops bitter finish. Medium heavy body.
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Copenhagen 20/2 2018. 35,5 cl bottle from Den Gamle Købmand. Scared guy with a Donkey examining Bigfoot's footprints. Pours sightly hazy red amber with off-white head. Settles as thin bubbly layer of foam covering the surface of the beer. Moderate lacing. Aroma is rich and intense. Fermented fruit with a hint of decay, citrus, Grape fruit sweet caramel and a whiff of sherry. Surprisingly strong carbonation and thick, oily texture. Flavor is heavy sweet but nicely balanced by pretty strong bitterness. It does not feel heavy or cloying. Aftertaste is bitter with notable sweet notes. Feels kind of light and refreshing for a Barley Wine - but no complaints from me. ngunity (183) - - FEB 3, 2018
From bottle 11 months old. Poured murky golden brown with a hint of Ruby. Great head formation and retention with small bubbles. Aroma is rich with sweet malt and West coast hops . Tastes malty, with piney hops. Not much bitterness in start out middle of taste but hop forward, hint of booze. Very late, slightly bitter woody resin in the finish. Veiled booze jsporrer (1181) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2018
Pours a clear dark caramel, iced tea brown with a thin tan head. Semi sweet aroma with some piney hops. Syrupy body with a lightly oily clingy lacing. Full mouth feel. Big, warm, malty taste with a dank bitterness like a red IPA. Finishes with a nice alcohol warmth and light lingering bitterness. Bold flavors without being harsh. Much les sweeter than I expected which is a good thing. Very enjoyable.
snowcrash000 (181) - Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2018 Pours a deep amber, coppery coloration with a medium, creamy head. Smells of caramel malt and grassy hops, with a hint of toffee, dark fruit and pine. Taste is a nice balance of caramel, bready malt and citrus, piney hops, with a certain grainy, grassy, earthy quality. Notes of toffee, dark fruit, chocolate and pine. This is my first Barley Wine, and I'm not sure what to make of it, to be honest. It kinda reminds me of a strong American Amber Ale, but a little more mellow, with more earthy, grainy notes. Its high ABV is actually hidden rather nicely, except for a slight warming presence, but balance is not quite to my taste. Not bad, but not really for me either. Frothmeister (851) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2018
12fl oz bottle. 2016 Vintage. Pours a reddish brown (like the colour of weak black tea) with a very light haze and a thin tan head. Smells AMAZING. Lots of dried fruit (almost fruit cake-y), fresh pumpkin, brown sugar, light resinous hops, and sticky toffee pudding. Taste wise, full bodied and sweet with toffee, molasses, resinous notes, and a light floral note that leads into big bitterness of the resinous variety, very light malt under that and a long bitter citrus pith finish. Top notch. pintbypint (4011) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2017
12oz brown bottle. 2016 bottling. Clear and sediment free, colour is red-brown. Creamy beige head with good retention. Aroma - toffee, nut, grain, chocolate. Taste - toffee, grains, toasted malt, malt fruitiness, big late hop kick, after taste is bitter. Full bodied and mild carbonation levels. Pretty much the blueprint of American barleywine. A classic beer. Fisler (828) - Bamberg, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2017
2017, in der schwarzen Flasche. Optisch dunkles Kupfer. Cremeschaum. In der Nase malzig, Karamell, Trauben. Im Trunk schön erdig, wärmend, leicht alkoholisch, warme Malznoten, Cognac, Holz, dunkle Trauben, leicht nussig. Langer Malzabgang. Feines Ding, ordentlicher Absacker. klm1 (2103) - Bled/SF, - NOV 30, 2017
Vintage 2016: bready, toffee, biscuity, caramely notes, some dark fruit esters, high hop bitterness, with high hop flavors (marmelade-like, floral, citrusy, fruity notes). Full bodied, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. Typical American style barley wine. The good one.