Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
A dark reddish copper barley wine with a thick moka head. In aroma, nice pungeant and vinous old malt with light vanilla and oaken notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet burned malt with good British hops, treacle, oily and onctuous loads of bitterness, rich and complex. On tap at MacGregors, July 31 2010. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2007
(10/18/07, 12oz bottle, thanks mj) Tan head atop murky brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pineapple, caramel, chocolate, some raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate, some caramel, light plum. Low carbonation, medium-full body. Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2008
12 ounce bottle shared by cdumler. Thanks! Pours a brownish red with a medium frothy head. Low head retention. Malty brown sugar aroma with citrus hop notes. Taste is brown sugar, toffee, citrus and leafy hop notes and vanilla. Full bodied. Very nice. crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Solid american style barley wine here. Medium hops, big caramel malts, winter beer. BeerandBlues2 (13719) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an average, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, bread), heavy hop (pine, perfume), average yeast (dough) with notes of dates, port, oak, vanilla, and pear. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, heavy sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.
Dogbrick (13558) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 2nd Annual Real Ale Fest (03/27/10): The beer pours an amber-brown color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt, toffee and citrus. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, citrus, toffee and light hops. The finish is molasses and toffee and leaves a malty aftertaste. Above average overall. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of dark bread, caramel, light pineapple, and grapefruit. Flavor of dates, figs, brown sugar, raisins, chocolate, toffee, citrusy hops, and caramel malt. Excellent! j12601 (13036) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
I think this may have been from the bottle I gave to Aliza at the Cuvee de Castleton release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a nice brown with a thin white/beige head. Sweet and spicy with some nice caramel tones. Malty and more caramel. Finishes with a light bitterness. Tasty. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper burgundy color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of pine, citrus, caramel, floral, and a trace of fruitiness. Tastes of caramel, toffee, citrus, pine, raisins, roast, and a trace of chocolate. Nice and hoppy. Sammy (12632) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
Found at Premiere Gourmet. Pours a dark amber colour. Full mouthfeel that is very hoppy. Like a Double IPA, tasty orange-grapefruit citrus.