lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Toasty, hints of caramel, bready aroma, moderate, woody hops yielding a balanced finish. dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
holy nuts this is good. On tap at Kinetic Brewing company. Nose of light stone fruits, peaches, apricots, vanilla, florals. Pours a light yellow with a large head for a beer this heft. Taste is sweet and light with a very hidden alcohol presence. This almost comes across as refreshing. Overall I am going to make sure to pick this up next timeI see it. DEFINITELY! NOT a barleywine! but something to seek out for sure. mrhoppy (1196) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
His beer is very interesting. It has a lot of light and delicate flavors in the background like sour, tart, spice, grain. While a big sweet and hops is up front. Complex rye wine. Delicious really. Has an exotic appeal. Rich tart caramel finish. Excellent. drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2015
Appearance is very nice with huge, cream-colored, slow to settle head, lots of sticky lace, and a clear honey amber color. Aroma is immediately caramel malt, then wet grain, no hop. Flavor’s similar to nose, carbonic tang and malt is in front then some sweet which eventually brings in some bitter for a long bittersweet finish. Some booze at the end there too. Body is very good. Decent beer, but not remarkable. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
shared 750ml cork/cage bottle purchased at Telegraph. deep orange pour with light sediment and a big soft 1-2 finger white head. citrus hop nose with layers of rye, spice, apple, green grape and lemon. big sweet body with spicy rye and smooth citrus bitterness. thin layers of vanilla and figs float through the body. spicy and bitter finish round things out with a lingering orange zest.
MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Deep amber pour with about an inch of off white head. Sweet molasses aroma. Prickly sweet spiciness on the palate. burnt sugar, carmel, toffee, pepper, orange peel, bread dough, carraway. A slight whisky like alcohol warmth in the finish. The spiciness of the rye lends a nice complement to the full bodied rich malty sweetness. Very interesting. Highly recommended! hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Pours a cloudy red orange with a fat beige head and lots of lacing. Nose is malts, ripe fruit and flavorful hops.. Body is rich and firm and the carbonation and mouthful is slick and creamy... almost buttery. The flavor is loaded with malt, some. apricot fruit and lots of sweetness. The alcohol is never detected which is real plus. Outstanding beer. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
Dark honey colored pour, creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly dusty with some honey and rye notes. Flavor is like a mix of a barleywine, ryewine and saison. Very dusty, lightly sweet and hoppy. Nice body. obguthr (6826) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Tropical aroma of kiwifruit, tangerine, and whole grapefruit. Quite a delicious aroma for an IPA or IIPA, but this is new to me in a barleywine. Call it a west coast barleywine. Cloudy copper, thin yellow head. Medium body, lightly spritzy, rather hot. Flavor is triple sec, whole grapefruit, whole overripe oranges. Finishes with just a bit of orange peel. Drinks more like an IIPA. Tropical hop profile doesn’t comport with how I’ve come to know barleywines, but I’m open to a redefinition. Pretty nice. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle pours deep amber(almost copper) with an off-white head. Aroma shows toffee covered apples, spicy rye, and a definate oak presence. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel, delhi dates, vanilla, and some earthy hops. Overall body is a little thin but it’s extremely palatable.