kschep (1707) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Nose is dry plum, sweet alcohol, medium hops note, feel is mediumfat, carb is medium, taste is smooth plum, some dried fruit, alcohol, then a decent hops bite. larsniclas (7194) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller bar 1105
Deep amber with a small white head.
Sweet, creamy, malty aroma.
Sweet and malty flavour; leather and horse-blanket. 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 phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours nice amber with a white head. Aroma has hops up front, grape, pine, some caramel and bready malts, a hint of cardboard, toffee, dark fruits, nice balance. Taste is very sweet, caramel, raisins, bread crust, nice malt profile, some bitterness to balance out, nice and fruity hops. Nicely balance. A really decent barley wine. yespr (47113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
From tap at MikkellerBar. Pours clear and Golden orange to amber. Bitter and solid grapefruity. Bistres, sweet, caramelish and sendes fruity. Endsige bitter and bone dry. Smooth
chrisv10 (18240) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller. Slightly hazy amber/copper with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, pine, sweet and floral. Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Served on draft at Argus in Madison, WI at the GTMW pre-party. Pours a slightly hazy ruby color with a medium sized creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts. The taste is toasted malts, toffee, apple, cherries, raisins and herbal hops. Medium bodied. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 1/26/2011. Served on tap in a goblet at Three Floyds.
The appearance is effervescent and inviting. Owd Engwish has an amber copper hue with tints of brown and a fluffy white head. Nice retention and some lacing is left down the side of the glass.
A little bit of barnyard funk wafts into the nose first, with dark fruits and caramel malt. Some white grape, tangerine, and a variety of citrus and floral hops. Some booze. Nice complexity in the nose, but the funk drops it a bit for me.
The taste is sweet to start, as I would expect. Caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves give it a spicy note to go along with the toffee and big malt sweetness. Some starfruit and white grape provide some complexity in the middle, with the end transitioning to tangerine, grapefruit, and orange blossom hops to close.
Full bodied, sticky, sweet, juicy, and lightly creamy. Somewhat drying on the tongue at the end of the sip.
This is solid, sweet and hoppy, with enough complexity to make me prefer it over Behemoth. Scopey (15522) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Tap at BrewDog Bar Aberdeen. It pours hazy deep orange, with a thick off-white head. The nose is dark fruit (plum, raisin, fig and cherry), pine, leaf, sour dough bread, honey and alcohol. The taste is sweet raisin, currant, grape, strawberry, plum, cherry, fig, tangerine, resin, pine, spice and alcohol warmth, with a bitter finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Well balanced. An enjoyable fruity barley wine. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Served on tap at Maria’s Package Goods and Community Bar during Chicago Craft Beer Week.
A: Pours a dark copper-like color with minimal head. Leaves an off-white film on the top.
S: Hints of fruity berries come out with some nice malts. A little burn is on the back end of the nose as well.
T: Nice sweet fruits with some bitters through out the middle and slight beginning. Sweetness of the apples and pears comes back at the end. A little heat on the back end which ties all the complexities together.
M: Nice and creamy with a medium body. Medium carbonation and a nice coating of the tongue to give a lingering dark fruit taste.
O: My first FFF barleywine and I was impressed. You go some fruits, some malts and some heat that all make up some great components of a good, if not great, barelywine.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-21-2011