Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 2009. Good god im in heaven! Beautiful red amber, touch of green. lovely yellow head. Nose; sweet spices, candy, orange ju-jubes?, licorice, floral. Flavs; true heavenly bliss, i near cried as it touched my lips. Good start, perfect middle, fantastic ending. Very well done, balanced to perfection!
After 3 months, it darkened in colour, and the floral notes started to take over the scent. Still heavy on the orange ju-jubes though. And tasted better than the first one! Perfect! lalubeer (57) - CANADA - FEB 4, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2006 Very very good tasting experience. Rich beer. The beautiful red amber colour gives it a luxurious apparence. I can taste caramel malts and sugar. The McAuslan Brewing did a great work for this one. (2000 edition)
Another very good tasting experience. Nice brown-ruby colour with a nice head. Some caramel flavour again but the final is more bitter than the 2000 edition. Also tasted grapefruit. (2006 edition) MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
Huge and warmfelt thanks to DOUGSHOEMAKER for treating Jadoreblanche and I to a bottle of this nectar!
Bottle # 6173-
Pours a deep orange body, topped by a creay beige head that sits around, and locks that flavour in. Lots of carbonation here too. Aroma is of prunes/rasins, some alcohol, malts, yeast, and spices. Reminds me of a port. Complex! Taste is bittersweet, rasins, vinious, spicy. Tonnes of malt. Creamy mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste. Very warming. Great complexity of flavours and feelings. There’s really so muich going on here, it is hard for me to fathom. Complex in every aspect. My idea of what a barley wine should be! Way to go McAuslan! Thanks again Doug, I owe ya one for this. drpimento (3640) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Whoa!! Heavy hitter. Delicious too. Poured with a great, cream colored, foamy, frothy, thick head that lasted a while and lots of lace. Color is a lovely, clear copper amber. Aroma is a fragrant mix of caramel, malt, taffy, fruit. Flavor is the same but with large sweetness tempered with a little bitterness. Full, round, and thick in body and great carbonation to cut the sweet. Finish is like flavor and slowly tapers in good length. Be nice to get some more and lay them by. dreamflower (790) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle shared with greenflower in Lethbridge. Bready and roasty aroma. More on the malt side of things. There was a touch of bubblegum, and a touch of woodiness. Heavy sweetness, which I like. Super rich and boozy, but at the same time well balanced, perhaps from the floral aspect.
saindon (3) - - JUN 18, 2017 does not count
Millesime de 2006 dégustée au mois de juin 2017!
Magnifique bière à l’arome et au gout complexe et fondu.
Notes de pruneau et finale de réglisse. gout long et persistant.
On ne sent pas l’alcool de 9.2%. PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
The McAuslan Vintage 2001 has a lot in common with Sophia Loren: a sexy Ruby red beer. There is a lot of malt and caramel tastes in this marvel. Each mouthful brings it's load of pleasure resulting in a syrupy dense and rich aftertaste. Definitely the kind of treat that you want to keep for a shaggy moment with your loved one. ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
2001 bottle shared with my brother DYCSoccer17. Slightly hazy plum colored pour with medium light tan head. Sugary, deep caramel, delicious aroma. Nice vineous notes in the nose. This is velvety smooth, absolutely wonderful. Beginning is subdued fruit, pit fruit, plums, raisins, etc. Middle is sugary sweet, with just a bit of warmth from the alcohol, although the alcohol is nearly undetectable. This is truely the best barleywine I have had to date. Thanks Rastacouere for this gem! MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2005
2001 Vintage. It’d been a while since I’d had this, but a friend picked up a bottle in Montreal and a got the opportunity to try it again.
Oh. My. God.
It was a revelation in a glass, especially having had the chance to age for four years, it was absolutely delicious. You can practically chew this one, and it has a fantastic caramel, dried fruit nose and flavour. Just simply amazing. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2006
12 oz bottle 2001 thanks to Sasquach 911. Murky Brown with medium floaties. Ok head faded quickly. Very Malty aromas. Heavy molassas, raisin, prune, roasted sugars. Deicious!!!! Chocolate on the flavor, more dark fruit. Some subtle spicing. More Caramel in the finish. Hoppiness is great. Not too much bitterness. Awesome stuff. Thanks a billion Francios!!!!!!!