Ron (3919) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden red with a thin but creamy head. Aromas are of caramel malt and citrus hops. Flavors are caramel malt, butterscotch, apricot, and biscuit. Big, boozy finish with floral hop bite. Creamy mouthfeel. Lots of alcohol. This is true to barley wine style. ryecatcher (1432) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle. Procured these on my most recent trip to the 216 last week. Pours a ruddy brown, murky with big creamy tan head and perhaps the best retention Iíve seen on a barleywine ever. Nose is chewy malts, dried fruit, candy sugar, orange peel, caramel. Mouth is medium-full for the style, sweetness up front with figs, dates, caramel, prunes, toasted bread, medium bitterness, ABV warmth at the finish. Tasty and a good beer for late night in mid-March when itís raining and crappy. rondphoto (4383) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of earthy malt and light toffee. Cloudy bright mahogany amber, bubbly beige head cover. sheets of lace. Taste is deep earthy malt with fruit-cake fruit and alcohol warmth. Minimal fizz on the swallow, followed by stronger alcohol in the finish. A power brew, leans too heavily on the alcohol, not enough on the malt, and hops are nearly non-existent. rumproasts (5342) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2015
bottle. Amber with small head. A bit sweet with a rich caramel malt body. Hops have receded some, but are still there. Medium booze, but not harsh. Pretty well done barleywine.
AlmostHome (69) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - DEC 5, 2015
From bottle to frosty glass. Great beer. Good malty, bread-like taste. Aroma reminds me of a dark, German bread. Color isn't as dark as I'd have thought nor is the head as thick. Very good beer.
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Lubiere (13772) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
A reddish copper ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy floral hops, grapefruit pulp, vinous character, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with treacle, grassy floral hops, grapefruit pulp, vanilla fudge, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at Ginger Man NYC. HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
This is a typical, delicious barley wine. This one has heavy malts with a rye finish that hangs on the palate. I'm not sure what the ABV is on this but it's gotta be up there, but it's good at masking it. I would definitely get this again.
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Eh... Not bad. Letís say itís a summer barley wine. Not as big as one would expect from a bw. Took a chance and bought a case at Shangyís. Ought to last a while MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle from craft. Nice notes of caramel hop, booze and some raisin. Body was a bit thin. It was good.
SG111 (1760) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottled. No clear date but sediment is noted in the bottle. Pours slightly murky hazelnut chestnut color quickly dissipating off white/tan head. Aroma is toffee, vanilla, oats, distinct roasted malt character, hop undertones are mild but notable, definitely some resinous pine, bit of citrus, some dark fruits, raisins, figs. Pretty complex and solid. Flavor is malty, very rich toffee, caramel, raisins, molasses, fig. Definite hop bitterness presence. Bitterness lingers in the finish. Overall itís very good but itís just not amazing. Definitely hides the booze well. Also pretty effervescent for such a strong beer.