Darwenus (1136) - Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2017 I get the impression from some of the reviews that this might be a love-it-or-hate-it kind of beer. Well, I love it. It is big, funky, weird, and aggressive, and it absolutely hits the spot. It pours a dark hazy brown with a little bit of head. The aroma is funky and sweet at once. Notes of red wine vinegar, brown sugar, apples, and malt. The flavor is smooth and boozy up front and then closes with this really crazy, almost sour twist that I cannot get enough of. This is a fantastic, odd, totally unique barleywine. tia (2226) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Flight at brewery. Dark auburn with thin head. Smells a little pooey. Not my thing. Flavor somehow reminds me of poo, too. Dry. Sorry, just not my thing. Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Keg at the brewery. Clear amber. Aroma of toffee and brett. Taste is brett, earth, cherries, oak. Medium bodied, hot, bitter. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2016
On tap at Mekong. Like the lablel. Like the backstory. Didn’t much care for the beer. Wild gone wrong for me. Aroma was caramel malts, some woodsy notes, vanilla, faint hop, and everything overwhelmed by strong brett notes. Flavor matched. An oddly sweetish, somewhat alcoholic, brett bomb. Don’t get me wrong, I like brett, but this overwhelmed the rest of the brew. Could be good blended back into something else. Perhaps if some more sour funk had been present, it might have worked. Too bad, normally love Strangeways.