HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2010
On tap at the FFF Brewpub. Pours a reddish orange with an off white head. Aroma of cherry, light citrus hops, some fruit cocktail. Light powdered sugar. Flavor of fruity sweet malts balanced with grassy and piney hops. Hints of cherry, pineapple, a bit of sherry. Dry and nice. Full mouthfeel, finishes with a hop kick. Pretty easy beer to like. holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Amber pour with an off whitehead. Nose of citrus caramel malt dough and pine. Sweet caramel and toffee malts with a citrus bitterness. Lightly sweet finish. Not a bad interpretation of an English barleywine, but of course more hopped than a true English barleywine - but hey i’m not complaining. Solid 7/4/7/4/15 GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Light orange-brown pour with a white head. Aroma of caramal, bread, light hops. Taste was like the aroma, nice balance, a little bitter aftertaste. The alcohol came out at the end of the drink. Rasmus40 (22050) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
Hazy copper with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, fruity and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. Dry finish. Not as sweet and alcoholic as the Bourbon Behemoth, and that a good thing. 250511 Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2011
On tap. Pours an almost clear amber with a small, rough off-white head. Interesting liqueur aroma with candied oranges - Grand Marnier! Full-bodied, lots of white sugars, again Grand Marnier notes and a peachy touch. There’s some bitterness in the finish but most is buried under the booze. I’m certainly no great fan of British hops, but in this US beer they work well indeed. 250511
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2011
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Bar, Copenhagen. Hazy amber colour, small head. Aroma is fruits, wood, grass, some mild earth as well. Flavour is fruits, caramel malts, grassy and quite floral notes. Very fruity and sweet wooden finish with some mild notes of tobacco as well.
From notes. First reviewed 1/26/2011. Served on tap in a goblet at Three Floyds. Scopey (15879) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
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.
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. Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2010
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
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 On tap at FFF; pours a dark copper, with modest white head that sits faintly along the edges. nice english hop aroma - with a hint of sweetness, like caramel. At first, i believed that the english hops were the downfall of this brew - and honestly i think it holds it back a bit, but after a duration it did grow on me. The brew has an earthy element to it. Hops hit you up front, but it meshes with the maltiness - thick, almost sticky mouthfeel - it is a fairly smooth brew for the abv, i give it that. Not bad - but nothing special, whatsoever.