Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2007
12 oz. Bottle. Aroma had a yeaty bread and sweetness to it. Red/Amber body with tan head. Alcohol warms the body with a medium sweet fruity flavor. Cherry/plum friuty after taste with some alcohol warming on the palate. Thanks to the wife for this one, birthday present. Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Clear, amber golden with a rough, off-white head. Fat nose of aroma hops and caramel. Very full-bodied with plenty of caramel malt. Some almost medicinal notes. Extremely intense with a very solid hop bite in the finish and also some very warming alcohol. Yummy. 171107 adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - DEC 9, 2007
2006 vintage. Pours a clear coppery amber with a red tint and a creamy medium sized beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and slight pine. Taste of caramel malts, faint pine and candied sugar. A tasty barleywine. mgermani (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2008
Pours a beautiful clear ruby-red with a short-lived head and some lacing. Fantastic aroma - sweet caramel and nice, crisp, fresh hops. Wonderfully malty, fruity taste - very fresh hops, very present alcohol. Light diacetyl. Resinous, astringent hop character in the finish. Body can be creamy and pleasant when a head is worked up, decent carbonation. What a real treat - I look forward to ageing this and tasting again in a year! tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
Fresh citrusy hops over a round malt sweetness with a touch of alcohol in the nose. Brilliantly clear amber brown body is topped by a decent tan head that recedes to a partial cover with slight lace. Plenty of fruity esters over sweet malts and citrusy hop flavour. Bitterness creeps in and is quite pronounced and lingering. Alcohol is very present in the flavour and is quite warming as well. Medium body with very creamy texture and pleasant, lightly pointy carbonation. Snifter. Cellar temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Mar-08).
jonno (3012) - JAPAN - AUG 15, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 very bold but easy drinking beer. Gotta be careful been caught a couple of times with this one. Very hoppy and a bit syrupy. Seems a little unrefined but a tasty drop none the less. riversideAK (6265) - 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. KyotoLefty (10809) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Nice nose of citrus, malt, caramel. PRetty amber orange flavor. Malty flavor, citrus, smooth, orange, rye-like spiciness, pepper. Good stuff. zoucrew102 (2241) - - JAN 9, 2015
Bomber. Caramel and dark fruit aroma with slight hints of citrus and pine resiny hops. Pours amber-orange with one finger of off white head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with good caramel and dark fruit flavors with a thinner body than expected for a barleywine. Finishes smooth and dry with pine resiny hops as well as some citrus. Solid American barleywine.