JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2017 brokensail (16670) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown pour with a small khaki head. Rich coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Spice, some bourbon, and more coffee. Coffee dominates the flavor. Caramel sweetness, a but of chocolate, spice, bourbon, and nice vanilla. Hints of dark fruit as it warms.
Bottle from the Hoarders membership, sampled on 9/3/17. Pours hazy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel and coffee. Malt, vanilla, and coffee flavor with a bourbon finish. llkc (2760) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2017
2016 duft kaffe grøn kaffe bønne lidt kakao bønne smag kaffe grøn kaffe kakao bønne karamel bytemesis (9326) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle that rotted since 2013. Kind of unfair, but so be it. Pours crystal clear reddish chestnut, small beige head, dissipates fairly slowly, good lacing. Aroma is huge cofefe notes, hints of green pepper, toffee, bourbon. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, coffee, a tad oxidized. Medium body. psydtamales (82) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 27, 2017
By far my favorite Mash variant. Also consistently one of my favorite BA coffee beers. Even with time on it the coffee is still present. I’ve had it at the Bruery multiple times & it’s never disappointed. Falls short of something like Ground State for being thinner, but both are world class. Portola coffee always delivers & this is no exception. Especially South American coffee. anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2017
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty coffee aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty coffee chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty coffee caramel finish.
VastActiv (7662) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Tap at Bruery, Placentia. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Coffee, dryness, dry fruits, raisins and malts. Dry barley wine. Alengrin (5779) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2016
One of these Bruery beers which is only available through their hoarders’ society, a coffee-flavored barley wine. At B.U.M.B. in Antwerp. Lightly lacing, pale beige, moussy, thin rim of a head over a clear, amberish copper bronze beer. Rich and perfumey bouquet of rum-soaked raisins, cognac, candi sugar, maple syrup, honey liqueur, vanilla, wodka, glue, faint hint of coffee, marmelade, orange peel. Clean fruitiness in the mouth, quite intense, candied fig and marmelade, underlying basic sourish touch, soft carbo with very vinous, oily mouthfeel, very smooth but thick, caramelly malt sweetness with a light toasted hint in the end blending well with a vague bitterish and delicate coffee hint, spicy hops as well, lots of warming but non-astringent, brandy-like alcohol. Very rich, almost overwhelming barley wine, typical high AVB Bruery, delicious and doubtlessly with an interesting ageing potential. MarcoDL (5414) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of coffee, cream, malt, vanilla and caramel. Rich flavor of raisin, vanilla, coffee, bourbon, ripe fruit and cream. Fantastic. vincentvega72 (913) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
Sublieme barley-wine die écht balanceert op de grens met een stout. Dik vol in de mond met lange warme afdronk. Verraderlijk bier want alcohol bijna niet waarneembaar. Subliem. 77ships (11304) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2016
Thank you! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ HopisHop B.U.M.B. 2016. Dark brown amber, little tanned head. Nose is nicely boozy, warming brown sugar, spirit, oak, sugar, herbal, good cough syrup, molasses. Taste really improved as it got warmer, more sugar, more sweetness, rich bourbon upfront, sugar, faint varnish boozy, vanilla sugar & fragipan, faint pine, sugar, didn’t get the coffee but a very nice, very big Barley wine. Body is bourbon, very thick, sugar, frangipane. This is the good stuff for the fans.