HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2011
750 ml bottle from the Three Floyds XV Anniversary party. Pours a ruddy reddish brown, opaque, with a kahki colored head. Aroma of oak, plums, toffee, caramel. Some tannins and earth, a faint spiciness. Flavor derives only some of its character from the barrel. Oak, splotches of grapes and red wine, caramel, and toffee blended together with some dusty earthy tones. The rye just a twinge, a spectre of spice towards the finish. An overall warming boozy component is present in this beer but not distracting or off putting. I feel like some more time in the barrel would behoove this beer. Not quite what I would call full-bodied, with light carbonation. Otherwise, another good one from Three Floyds. jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Pours cloudy brown with little to no head. Aroma is caramel malts, oak, plums and toffee. Flavor is oak, red wine, toffee and booze. Has just a hint of spice in the finish. Medium to light bodied with low carbonation. Picked up some hints of bourbon in both the aroma and flavor. Pretty decent beer overall. Could have used some more time in the barrels. fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle pours somewhat cloudy reddish/amber color with off white head. Aroma has dark fruit, oak, a touch of wine, brown sugar, and booze. Lightly carbonated. Flavor follows the nose pretty well. Upfront its got a nice dark fruit, brown sugar, butterscotch caramel note. The middle is dominated by a tannic oaky wine note. And finishes with some booze. Overall I enjoyed it. phaleslu (10271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks a lot, Blake! Bottle 370/386. Pours a hazed amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of resin, oak, mixed fruits, caramel, coconut, and earth. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, dried fruits, oak, and resin. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, gritty mouthfeel. Interesting barley wine. I liked it more than I thought I would. railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Picked this up at anniversary party and brought back to Florida to drink with some friends,pours a reddish brown color and tasted pretty good after being aged in wine barrels but this is not my favorite style.CHEERS!
50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle shared at eh pre-Huny tasting. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Sour apricot nose. All kinds of caramel. Sweet with sour fruit undercurrents. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
6th June 2012Tmoney99 (14494) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Cloudy brown beer. Good cream coloured head. Tangy oak and vanilla nose. Semi soft palate, very moderate carbonation. Tangy malt, smooth oaky flavour more bourbon than red wine. Mild vanilla. Dry finish with mild spicy alcohol. Typically sumptuous Three Floyds beer. This is just a little tangy to hit the highest echelons.
Bottle shared byalexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy tannic fruit, malt and small woody alcohol aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is was a solid beer. hopscotch (11104) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle (#161)… CCB’s Hunahpu’s Day 2012... Cloudy caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The bouquet furnishes caramel, oak, vanilla and coconut. Medium-bodied and watery with soft carbonation. The flavor presents caramel, vanilla, coconut and light acidity. Caramely, thin, oaken finish. I enjoyed the unadulterated base beer more, but appreciate the opportunity to try this rarity. Bottle courtesy of 50belair! TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle acquired via trade. Shared at Tooch’s tasting. Pours a richly deeply hazed copper brown hue. Rich haziness with with touches of orange and amber glow on the edges. A frothy whitish head atop dies to a thicker ring, laces ok overall. Firm lacing with a good thicker ring overall. Aromas are a touch oxidizedn sweeter rye and toffee, caramel and toast. Touches of florals, gentle grass, some spice. Richer orange fruit, orange peel, touches of red wine, tannins. Initial is thicker, a touch thinned from the barrel with toffee, toast, and caramel latching onto some medium red wine tannins, oak, and a faint vanilla. Oak, richer orange touches of red wine (though not tannic, more winey) into the middle with firm oranges, red wine, touches of sweetness. Oranges. Middle is a bit sweeter. Backend a bit dry and winey, tannins. Really comes into some life here. Solid barrel aged beer, a bit old.