NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a slightly murky reddish tan with white head. Looks pretty English. Nose is doughy and lightly sweet. Strong malt notes and some English hops. It is starting to pick up some oxidation. Cardboard pokes through, as do some higher alcohols on taste. This would be interesting in a barrel, though preferably one that isn’t too wet. Not too bad. hallinghansen (3403) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Clear redish body with a small white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, fruit, hops and notes of alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel, fruit, hops and alcohol notes. Nice. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Small taster pour at three floyds, munster... Pours a predominantly darker apple cider brown pour with a thin to medium sligtly off-white head... Mostly dark fruits and caramel malt in the nose, mostly sweet and and smewhat cloying... Flavors are mostly of the same. Sweet profile with dak fruits taking precedence followed up by some earthy hops. Medium bodied, not too full but the sweetness aspect is a tad too big. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
tap at brewpub. pours a clear copper with barely any head. aroma of brown sugar, brandy and booze fill the nostrils. taste of grain alcohol, doughy medicinal caramel, and cane sugar. a big, warming flavorful barley wine. good in small doses, but too hot to pound. Defreni (3286) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
Fad: Orange øl med et fint lille skumhoved. Duft af humle og malt, en god del humle. Næsten IIPA, typisk amerikansk style og ikke english style. Men fin fin øl og meget drikbar.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a lightly hazed, orange-amber colored body with a thin, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a veil of lacing throughout. Aroma is sweet pines with a citrus blend, cherry fruit cocktail, and rich caramels. Definitely a distinct English hop spice to this. A touch of bread and florals too. Flavor is nice. Lots of fruity caramels with pineapple, oranges, and more cherry fruit cocktail. An even English hopping throughout with a nice earthy spice and pine thrown in too. Solid caramel backing with some bready toffees. A hint of sherry comes out in the finish as this dries with a medium bitterness and a light resin. Lots of lingering fruity caramels and English pines for a fairly lengthy duration. Medium-full, smooth body with a light, soft carbonation. Overall, a very easy drinking barleywine with no hint of alcohol. Fruity with a solid hop presence and sturdy malt backing. I liked this one a lot. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Phone rate, $9 snifter @ the brewpub. Cloudy brown with a small beige, fading to a ring before long. Big bourbon barrel nose. Flavor is loaded with bourbon and old wood, lots of spicy boozy heat, some of caramel and toasty malt. Caramel and toffee also present, but that booze dominates all. Dry, burning all the way down the throat, warming the belly. Bitterness at a 2-3. Big full body with low prickly carbonation. So overbourbonated I have trouble finding the base beer beneath. Bourbon’s good, though. . . I did like this better than the rating, due to the bourbon. Atom (2556) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2010
On tap at brewery pours amber/copper in color with small bubbly white head. Aroma is crisp citrus with slight caramel. Taste is similar to aroma with a spicy tobacco bitterness. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Draft at brewpub. Pours amber with off whitehead. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, ale ester. Medium bodied with semi soft carbonation. Flavor or toffee and caramel malts, with that English hard water and orange tang. Bitterness is there, but not over the top. Excellent msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
On tap at 3F. Pours hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aromas of sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel, and booze. Flavor of candied sugar, sweet malts, caramel, some booze, and strong licorice flavor. Mouthfeel is a little syrupy.