fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattlemcberko (18583) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
The bottle comes with plastic wax, quite annoying; it pours a hazy dark amber color with red and brown shades; large compact head. The aroma is malty and mellow with evident note of oak barrel, and roasted nuts; but also a bit metallic. Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; it has a rich malt and caramel flavor, where the vanilla from the oak is a nice component, less overpowering than in other beers; it’s sweet but without excess, and it has strong bitterness, with a light nutty touch that reminds me of the British Barley Wines, but more hop resins than in those. Possibly it’s a bit metallic, and it has some alcohol warmth in the final. Overall it’s a balanced brew, quite easy to drink among Barley Wines.
22 oz. bottle, pours amber orange with almost no head. Aroma of caramel, raisins and slight hops. Flavour brings out more of the hops than the nose suggests, with caramel, toffee and dark dried fruits - high sweetness profile. Very nice. Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2006 Dark red, hazy. Big, oaky, malty aroma rich with fruits. Soft, sweet, winey, oaky with heavy malts and an alcoholic finish. Rich, dry, a bit boozy. This is a big beer but well-balanced.
bhensonb (15621) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Original notes: Hazy amber colour. Earthy, caramelly aroma. Chewy palate, a bit toasty, slightly vinous. Toffeeish, rich, long, with a resiny hop finish. Ar 7, Ap 3, Fl 8, P 4, O 15 = 3.7
Bomber from Whidbey Beer Works. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma is like berry fruit over roasted malt. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Within limits it is like a Flemish ale that’s just missed being sour. It’s pretty dry, though there is a sweet hint, and it’s hinting at having kissed some oak. Though it hasn’t. It’s a pretty good beer, but it’s almost like it pretends to greatness. Didn’t make it that far. Like it. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a reddish brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of rich malt, alcohol, spices, and bread. Flavor of hops, malt, and fruitiness with a thin mouthfeel. A somewhat mediocre barley wine.
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and cloudy amberish/brownish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, cherries, some lighter floralness, and some nuts. Tastes of dark fruits, toffee, caramel, lighter citrus, and nuts. Alcohol content hidden. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2007
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet caramel, cherry/plum. Taste is medium malt-sweet caramel, a bit syrupy cherry/plum, light hops tingle. Easy drinking. OK/mild carbonation. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Bottle… Thinkin’ ‘Bout Thirteen Hours O’ Drinkin’ (tew man wrecking crew)… Murky, caramel-colored ale with a small, swirling, white head. Caramel and grapefruit are the main attractions in the aroma. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Well-balanced. Moderately acidic. Pungent, then dry finish. Thanks to mgumby10 for sharing the bottle! kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/16/2007jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
clear dark amber, scant beige head, lightly sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of alcohol, a bit thin, rich dark caramel flavor with lots of earthy bitterness and a touch of tartness, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Brown body with a small tan head. Boozey aroma, sweet caramelized sugar. (6+) Moderate bitterness with a sharp but brief note of acidic lemon citrus. Some astringence, especially in the finish, leads to an earthy aftertaste with touches of pithy astringent citrus. Average palate. Meh, average barleywine.