CanCrusher (1073) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 28, 2013
0,65L. Sharing this one with Kita. Hazy amber red colour with creamy light brown head., that goes down fast and leave nice circle. Strong aroma of dried fruits, roasted malts, honey, cask wood and a bit of alcohol. Bittersweet taste with long lasting aftertaste. Smooth in mouths, full bodied, oily with soft carbonation. Excellent beer! danielyabu (1658) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2013
large offwhite frothy gead. flat thick dark amber body. good lacing. mostly diminishing. aroma: moderate malty, mate tea, moderate hoppy, caramel. if: moderate bitter light sweet salty. ff: moderate bitter sweet, salty; long duration. palate: medium full body, metallic heavy alcoholic finish, lively carbonation, oily texture. the odd experimental bitterness has nothing to do with the style, spoiling it big time. 80s 60r EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - DEC 7, 2013
On tap at Yogi's in Bloomington. Pours amber with a decent head and some lacing. Nice bourbon aroma that's not too strong when you drink it. A quality barley wine.
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Pours deep amber into a snifter. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Oak and vanilla aromas. Sweet caramel and toffee upfront turning to oak in the lasting resin finish.
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2013
22 oz for 9 bucks. DOB was 2/14/12. I hope that doesn’t affect the taste. Pours a rusty/caramel type of color with a small off-white head. Aroma is heavily malty, with some whiffs of alcohol, piney hops and fruit coming through. Taste is malty up front with the fruity flavor really coming through too. There is a bit of alcohol and oak flavoring in the finish. Body is medium with a slick texture. This is a quite nice barleywine ale. I approve.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 2, 2013
22 oz. bomber. Pour is hazy amber rust with a modest off white head and ok lacing. Smell is very earthy and bready with wood and caramel notes as well as raisin, orange and pineapple. Alcohol present and some piney hops as well. Taste is heavy malt with caramel sweetness, oak is prevalent, the raisin and pineapple along with dark fruit also shine through. A hop profile gives the perfect bitterness and slight citrus finish to achieve balance. Mouthfeel is chewy and robust. I love barley wines and this one’s pretty good. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A: Deep Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Mild Brown Head, Decent Lacing
S: Caramel, Vanilla, Raisins, Sweet Malts
T: Caramel, Raisins, Sweet Malts,
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Sweet
Overall, a nice barleywine that isnt over powering and the oak aging takes some of the sweetness away and mellows it out. jb (3250) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
southern tier vs. founders at tap and mallet score 1 for southern tier. Pretty nice. candied oranges in the aroma waft out. Palate is complex. Sweet, malty. Sticky, thick. Dry oak finish. Very decent. Glad to finally find this. Arayaga2 (2197) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Maple syrup colored with 2cm of dense, off white head. Aroma is sweet with juicy plum and butter baked pineapple notes. Taste is the same but more attenuated with drying oak notes, that aren’t as smooth as I’d hoped. I think I’d prefer the bourbon barrel version. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Dark reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of oak and dark fruit invites you to take that first sip. Taste is oak, creamy, little dark fruit, sweetness of caramel malt, and it has a dry oak finish. Alcohol is well balanced. Great lacing.