ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Pours the color of cherrywood with a creamy beige head. Aroma of pine resin, pineapple, caramel, honey, and nuts. Flavor is full of fresh, juicy hops - pine, pineapple, and grapefruit pith, with rich caramel and toffee undertones. This is young and very hoppy, but the hops are not brash at all - this is very tasty and easy to drink. No alcohol apparency. I’m going to cellar some of this and check it in about 9 months, as I think this will age quite nicely. (22 oz. bottle) bedainedebiere (544) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
Glad to be the first Québécois to rate, maybe even try that one. Outside Pennsylvania, it seems hard to find; the owner got it out of the backstore because my brother was buying 250$ worth of beer to bring to me, The owner asked him not to tell where he got it and not to come again to get some more). 9,99$ for 22 oz. This is Heaven in a bottle. Hop tingling, very light texture, high carbonation, there seems to be something watery but in the best possible way (maybe it was very fresh), notes of fruits like orange and surely others because it is an incredibly complex brew. Notes of sweetness from the malt but the fruity hops come over and over again in the taste and aftertaste. I am totally overwhelmed by that brew. I’d buy cases of that if I could find it. A new Graal! brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
22oz bottle into snifter. Pours dark brown with medium tan head. Smells of multiple malts and finishes with some hops on the nose. Medium mouth feel with low to moderate carbo. Taste of sweet malts and little hops on the palate. Decent barleywine however was expecting more intense flavors. bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Pours dark brown with a medium head of tan bubbles. Aroma is sweet dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is also sweet with fruit (prune) alcohol and a bitter finish. And excellent beer. johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Poured amber with a fluffy off white head. Aroma of fruit, candy, and hops. Lots of hops and sweet malt flavors. Some fruit in the finish. Really good.
misterbeer (528) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2010
12 ounce bottle -brown pour -beige head -aroma and taste of fruit,caramel, spice -sweet bitter finish carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2010
22oz pours a robust copper brown. aroma is malty with some brown sugar and hint of citrus hops. Has a smooth mouth feel with big candied coated hop goodness. barley wine... i would consider it more of an american strong ale, not much barley wine going on, but what is going on works! very nice big sweet sipper! jblendy (521) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Good effort from troegs. Nice citric/herbaceous hops, some caramel sweetness, a bit of berry like fruitiness toward the finish, and a pleasant bite. BlowOffTube (515) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Such a good barley wine. Pours a dark red/brown color with a tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, honey, and toffee. Taste is a sweet brown sugar, caramel, hints of cocoa, and some bitterness bite in the end but mellow. Mouth feel is a tad light but other than that this is fantastic. grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
transfering from notes. Bottle from coopers. Poured a brownish red color with a big head. Lots of dark fruit and sweetness on the nose. Taste was very sweet with some hops at then end.