TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Tap at Provisions. Pours a hazy deep ruby copper with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops with a nice toffee and dark fruits malt nose. Flavor of the same really. Great American double IPA meets barleywine. 77ships (9947) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
Thx. to – once again I am not 100 % but I believe it was Klaas who brought this. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Pours amber / brown. Smells a bit oxidized, creamy caramel, thick toffee and candy sugar, sweet with some leaves & herbs. Taste is oxidized, thick caramel malts, toffee with herbs, leaves, small gelatine like touch, light smoked herbs & biter herbs in the back, sweet sugar with fruits in the back. Creamy – dunno about the other commons but to me this is clearly an American style barley wine. Solid offering. Dunno about the super hoppy part, don’t think this is suppa fresh so it might have aged into a barley wine… mayhaps? tgncc (3135) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Via trade with Mashmaster. The aroma is lovely, bready, toffee, citrus. The appearance is deep, murky, amber off-white head. The flavor is fruity, bread, citrus, pine. Mainly malt forward, despite the label’s description. The finish is citrus, grapefruit, pine, lingering sweetnesss. Thick in body, oily mouthfeel. Nice. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2012
750mL courtesy of JMRSN. Thanks
A: Brackish brown. Agressive pour yields thin, lasting lacing.
N: Really heavy toffee and caramel nose. Some grapefruit and mango. Coconut.
T: The nose matches the taste. Grapefruit, mango, coconut, toffee and caramel.
M: Sits well on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel. Very nice.
O: After 2 years, this is doing really well. Stomps Bigfoot to the curb. More please. mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
A small off white head on a dark brown body. A nicely hoppy aroma of pine and grapefruit with a touch of dark malt and brown sugar. A much more barleywine like flavor with notes of molasses, pine, pepper, and mustard. Medium thick body, moderately carbonation, and a sweet finish. Nicely done, fairly hoppy, but definitely not a DIPA, there is a lot of dark sugar and rich, spicy character that clearly makes this a barleywine.
slowrunner77 (12147) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Long time wish list beer: Stunned that this "hoppy barleywine" is like a big, fat, thick juicy double IPA. There are barleywine qualities as well, but when it comes down to it, this beer is all about the citrusy hops. Bittersweet, very citric with a soft feel and a warming finish. LOVED it!" LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Appearance: Pours a vibrant amber with a dense creamy beige head.daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Aroma: Grapefruit, intense sweet dark bready aromas, and pine resin.
Taste: Big bitter hops, burnt sugar, dry bready malt, with a dry bakers cocoa finish. Once the cocoa finish fades, your mouth is still coated with hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, coating, lively bubbles.
Overall: A dry, chocolaty hoppy barleywine! I really liked this approach. It would have been easy for the Bruery to make something in the same vein as Coton or White Oak, and just overload this sucker with sugar. That is not the case with this. I don’t think I’ve ever had a BW like this. I enjoyed it immensely, and I will say I don’t think this should be aged. I would think once the hops fade, you will be left with a really dry bitter ale.
Brown pour. Creamy, yellowish pour. Aroma is sweet, hoppy, toffee, golden raisins. Sweet flavor, some citrus hops, brown sugar, bready notes. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2012
A - Pours a cloudy amber-brown color with a finger of frothy tannish head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of strong grapefruit and citrus hops with some pine as well. There is also some strong toasted caramel malts with a bit of brown sugar.
T - Starts off with some strong grapefruit and citrus hops with some rich sweet caramel malts and brown sugar. Through the middle, some strong pine hop flavor with some bitterness comes through. The finish is a mix of rich caramelized malts, pine and citrus hops, bitterness, and a touch of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really big hoppy American Barleywine with some strong malt flavors and body to balance things out. tderoeck (9978) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
19/I/13 -75cl bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-62) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy red brown beer, small yellow beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, fruity hops, alcohol, sugary, honey. MF: good carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit malty, caramel, honey, some hops, bitter, red fruit jam. Aftertaste: bitter hops, some alcohol, jam, some citrus, grassy ending.