S_Side_Smitty (776) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Vintage 2015?. Pours a deep cloudy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is awesome malty goodness that verges chocolate. Add in hints vanilla, butterscotch and caramel - beautiful. The taste is just an awesome flavorful ride with smooth chocolatey overtones, caramel, molasses, vanilla - its almost candy. The barrel comes out in the finish. I know mine is at least a couple of years old. I should’ve grabbed more. Nice job on this one. slowrunner77 (12591) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2016
red tinged amber - definitely sweeter and fruitier than the original, not necessarily for better or worse. Alcohol is there, but doesn’t overly show for a 12%er. I liked em both. Taboada (1427) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle sample tasted at BBF Lab Madrid 2016 on the 02/07/2016. Red amber colour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of grapes, berries, toffee and caramel. Taste is bread, malts, berries, toffee and red fruits. Medium carbonation and light hoppy finish. Next one please! Ferris (16296) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle - Caramel with some cherry and orange liquor notes. Clearish copper and orange with a small white head. Sweet caramel and cherry with some fruity medicinal notes and a bit of Woody bitterness in the finish. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
Ruby red with a good white head. Aroma is orange liqueur, white dessert wine, orange blossom, honey. Full bodied, sweet on the palate with a balancing citrus peel bitterness. Taste is orange liqueur, citrus peel, dessert wine.
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle in a tulip at Split thy Skull. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of a nice barleywine aged in barrels, but I can’t taste much of the barrel because it’s too light. Smoother texture. A pretty good beer for the style. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2016
Pours a dark amber color, with a off white head that had some lacing power. Aromas of citrus, sweet malts, and some alcohol. Flavor isn’t as sweet as I was led to believe. You can taste the alcohol from the get go, what follows is a nice mellow brown sugar (I Guess) sweetness that finishes with a nice bitter hop. Viper666 (6034) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment :
Bouteille, dégustée le 8/1/2013.
uckelman (813) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Couleur : ambrée.
Apparence : voilée.
Caramel toffee, fruité (raisins, fruits rouges), légèrement boisé, notes vineuses.
Entrée de bouche : Goût fruité sucré (raisins, notes de fruits rouges et d’agrumes) avec des notes poivrées et boisées (fût vineux).
Une dominante maltée de caramel toffee sucré est présente avec des notes d’alcool.
En bouche :
Corps : moyen.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : légèrement crémeuse aux notes vineuses.
Finale : moyenne-longue, composée d’une légère amertume de houblon floral et d’alcool avec un léger goût fruité et boisé.
Small tan head, quickly reduced to lace. Aroma is strongly winey. Flavor has raisins, is rather sweet, with a mildly sour twist on the sticky finish. Not all that harmonious. sarauckelman (550) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Opaque/cloudy with little head. Strong aroma of Muscatel, and strong taste of raisins on the end. The combination of a barley wine and Muscatel is a little bit too sweet for me, though while it tastes sweet the palate is not syrupy.