BillKismet (4041) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013thegreenrooster (4364) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Rust-amber appearance, decent head. Candied fruit nose, pear and apple Jolly Rancher, and Belgian candi sugar. Medium viscosity, quite hop bitter and sweet at the same time. This one seems as if it is at an awkward age. A bit younger, and it might have had the fresh zip of a double IPA, and another year or so, and this might have mellowed nicely as a barley wine.
Pour is a murky copper with a large white head. Aroma is caramel, sugar and toffee with a surprise of fresh pine hops. This was bottled 1/2015 so after a year and a half the hops still shine. Flavor is dried fruit with a strong sweetness. After the swallow I get a toffee and earthy, leathery malt. The hops in the aroma don’t really come out in the flavor, this is more about the heavy malt and fermentable sugars, I do get a bit of alcohol burn but it is minor. Pretty solid barley wine. dnstone (3383) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Amber-copper color with a white head. Sticky malty sweet taste with a slight hop character that hits the sides of the tongue.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Dorwart (2583) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Released Jan 30, 2014. Strong head for a barleywine. About 3/4 of an inch thick of light beigh foam and varying sized bubbles. Rich malty aroma with lots of toffee, caramel, roasted grains and strong , sweet malts. Just like a great barleywine should smell. Color is a cloudy dark mahagony brown. Body is loaded with malts. Sweet caramel, toasted almonds, licorice and a decent amount of hoppy bitterness. Strong alcohol presence which is fine for a brew with this much body and flavor. Finishes lingering malts and floral bitterness. A great barleywine. Bought this on a trip out to visit my dad in Tucson in april 2014. Looks like this brew aged magnificently. Just wish this would make it out to the east coast! Fantastic! BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Rich caramel and toffee along with dried red apples and herbal/resiny hop bitterness. Faint burnt sugar and wood along with a slap of fruitcake. Brash aggressive alcohol snaps at the palate and kept this from becoming cloy. Get rid of that Summit character and this would be a 4+ for me... Still a tasty treat, bottled in January of 2014. JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with a fizzy ring of off white head. Aroma and taste of caramel, toasted malts, bit of booze.
JDBaker11058 (2133) - Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Appearance: clear copper, with a short, fizzy, light tan head. Aroma: caramel, toasted brown bread, fermented honey, vanilla, lemon soap, resin, grapefruit. Taste: sweet caramel malts, fruitcake, raisin, vanilla, brown sugar, light pine, hint of burnt wood. Finish: lasting malty sweetness, with a slightly astringent hop note at the very back. Notes: I’m not a huge barleywine fan, but this was really good. Malt-dominant, and alcohol was very well hidden. Palate was full but not overly thick. Bottle from Sarah for Beerthday 2015.
RasmusOtt (2733) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle @ Ølkonsortiets sommerfest. Pours amber with a beige head. Some floaters in there. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, oxidized notes, wood and dark fruits. Taste has weak hops a fair amount of tannins, wood, caramel and butterscotch. MOLA_DK (379) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle share. Clear amber with a small white head. Dark fruity aroma, a hint of hops. Full body nice hop balance. Good beer. Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Brown to red color clear no haze. Very malty aroma with cascade hop aroma as well. Big mouthfeel great carbonation with tan head. Malt dominates with hop addition. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2015
Draught at the Tenaya Creek, Las Vegas, NV.
Clear amber colour with a small white head. Strong dried fruits, fruity sweetness, mild bitterness, sugar and malt in the aroma. Not bad.
The flavour is super sweet and strong. Warms a lot... almost burns. Dried fruits, sugar, bitterness, hops and malt. Nice one.
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