JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle. Black pour, with a tan head. Roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, pine, hoppy bitterness, grapefruit, vanilla, bourbon, oak, milk chocolate, some fruit, raisin, and cherry. Pretty tasty. slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 16, 2016
VERY similar to Founders Project Pam, minus a touch of maple sweetness. The base under the barreling was very similar, hops and molasses, maybe prune...some modertate to heavy barreling, sweet, vanilla. Good stuff. raphael (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2015
On tap at belmont station.. In aroma hard to draw the line tween coffee & chocolate, with some alcohol & molasses. Surprised that strongest flavor is grapefruit, with espresso & cherry--raspy and intense. Lighter on palate than expected but that’s okay. very smooth, with a clean finish. Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
En fût à la Liberty Station: Se boit comme un imperial porter avec une touche résineuse. Très singulière mais excessivement efficace. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
On tap @ Stone Liberty Station. Black in color with a khaki head. Rather heavy on the chocolate and roasted malt aromas. Some licorice, caramel, and sweet dark fruits. Some nice toasty malts and earthy hops as well. Flavor is pretty sweet, but much more chocolate forward than I expected. Toffee, caramel, and a nice toasted nut character. Sort of a charred sugar and licorice thing to it as well.
Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Poured up on tap at Liberty Station where it exhibits a dark brown body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet nectar like sweet smelling malts, subtle sweetened pine hops, prunes and very ripe cherry meat. The taste is similar where a pleasing marriage of pine resiny hoppiness is hitched to smooth and nectar sweet malts. Beneath those big notes lurks soft sweet dark fruity esters like prunes and cherries. At times I get a roasty maltiness that creates a slight dryness that helps balance the sweetness a bit. Yummy barelywine. peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Tap @ Stone O’Side. Black pour with a tan head. Light, dry chocolate roast and sharp pine in the aroma. Taste is some roast but also darker malt with raisin and some chocolate and pine. Coating mouthfeel. Part barkeywune and part double black IIPA. Pure Stone. Damn good. Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2014
On tap at the Holiday Ale Festival
A: Pitch black color with a cappuccino head.
N: Toffee, coffee, some raisin, lots of pine, crystallized sugar, earth, tobacco, and cocoa.
T: Sweet, then bitterness in spades.
M: Heavy, sticky body. Alcohol is pretty well-hidden, actually. Carbonation is fizzy.
O: Perhaps the color is shading my perceptions, but I get a lot of stout qualities in this barleywine. Pretty good. douglas88 (9624) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2014
On tap at the holiday ale fest. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a medium beige head. A big sweet fruity nose. Rich malty flavors, fruity, vanilla, pine. Huge beer. Dry cocoa. Stout like. pdx77 (1717) - Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2014
On draught at 2014 Holiday Ale Festival. Pitch black color. Aroma is dark malt and hoppy, bourbon notes. Taste is hoppy and boozy like a barleywine, but with the dark malts and body of a porter. Full mouthfeel with a sweet balanced finish.