zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2010
Tap @ Rattle n Hum - a basic, uninspired barleywine. dark brown/red. Toasted toffee, creamy and candy sweet. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Sweet sugary/hoppy nose. Some citrus/pine/floral notes + caramel toasty and some fruity malt notes. Well rounded aroma, very enjoyable. Another beautiful beer - copper, bright filtered, awesome head retention and awesome lace. Fuck yeah hoes. Full of fruity hops - grapefruit and citrus, floral notes - toasted malts, caramel, light iced tea, lots of lingering bitter hops. Smooth and well bodied with solid drinkability all things considered. Yes. halfonit (1364) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color. Aroma is of sweeter malts, chocolate, dried fruit, slight vanilla, and lactic. Flavor is very sweet up front with the chocolate and a little coffee in the end. This is a good all around barley wine. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2010
On tap. Speakeasy old godfather. Medium Brown pour. Thin white head. Light booze hop nose. Malty mouthful with a hop booze finish. Interesting and complex. Weird but good. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
on tap-pours a rich light brown head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit-plum, licorice. BW meets black IPA. Taste is licorice, sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit-plum. Slight alcohol for 13.8% (listed @brewery).
alobar (3778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Pours a cloudy amber color with an off-white rim head. Good lacing. Powerful aroma of hops and caramel malts. Bitter hop taste with underlying sweetness of caramel malts. Decent, but not exceptional. Sammy (12195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 On tap at the Rattle ’N’ Hum. Classic barleywine,unexceptional, with a little bourbon, a tad of chocolate, a tad sour. Dark colour with white head.Mouthfeel a tad above average. Malt complexity draws you in a bit, but taste does not quite live up to it.
Maybe better on cask. wxman (1819) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours a somewhat pale amber color with a substantial off white head. Smoky soy sauce aroma. Sweet roasted malt, licorice, dark fruit and brandy taste. Hop bitterness shows up after the swallow. Quite good! Maverick34 (3238) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
draft from ginger man nyc. darkish color, floral, taste was a bit of alcohol. not a huge fan of the style and this isn’t an easy one to love if you’re not. blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Draft. Pours golden amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma with some light sweet malts. The flavor has a nice hoppy bitterness with some toffee like malt notes. Not bad.