Qubert (62) - USA - MAR 24, 2010
22 ounce bottle poured into Sam Adams special pint glass. Pours a dark brown/red color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, malt and hoppy. Flavor is sweet with a ton of hops and some raisin and caramel. Excellent beer. tschof (61) - - DEC 23, 2013
Outstanding. First glass is good...second one is over the top good. Malty carmel finish with a hoppy front. Alcohol is well hidden unlike other barleys I’ve had. Troeg’s never disappoints. Combo somewhere between nugget necter and troegenator brendaniel (55) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Very interesting brew!! Poured a very dark amber with a beige head a good lacing throughout. Aromas were of mild sweetness, some candied sugars and mild chocolate. Flavors were typical of a sweet barleywine with a mild hop background that balanced the flavor very nicely. Medium bodied texture and a great finish. Very unique and flavorful beer ... kind of like someone poured a snort of IPA into my barleywine - can’t wait to have this one again!! CapnJazz (52) - Binghamton, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bomber from Steve, thanks man!! My impressions of this are fading as I’m rating it from memory. Some really nice things going on, but it’s really on the hoppy side for a barleywine. Actually reminded me of Nugget Nectar with a heavier, fruitier malt presence. Good, but I think this one needs to sit for a year. pinto1993 (45) - Revere, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2010
750ml capped bottle poured into hefeweizen glass. Color is dark reddish-brown with 1 finger head. Smells of sugar and floral hops. Taste is of sweet caramel with mildly bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation and a little alcohol burn at the end. Very drinkable.
maslupulos (39) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Cloudy dark amber with ample foam, got to be unfiltered. Aroma of caramel, molasses, raisin, and some citrus. Starts with sweet toasted grains and toffee and then follows quickly with moderately bitter hop finish. A little bit of booziness, but really drinkable for a barleywine. Great rounded taste and another excellent beer from Troegs! canes89 (31) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2012
ahh, very... toffe taste. Good and smooth, but not sessionable, one 25 oz is good. Without An alcohol taste. Or is that butterscotch.... I believe this would be A perfect beer after shoveling your driveway in mid winter, otherwise , after a hard played softball game at twilight . DRBiser (27) - - NOV 5, 2012
Pours a pretty, dark, coca-cola like brown color. But the head...oh the head. It foams into two fingers of creamy burnt orange. It's unlike any beer I've seen I would say?
Don't love the smell of this, but my mind changes all the time on barelywines. Dominated by sweet malt, hops barely in the background with such a domination by the maltiness, and an almost burnt TOFFEE taste. Not that you taste smoke or burning, and not that its bad, but it's that powerful
This thing is great, but it's a lot of flavor. Honestly when I first had it, I couldn't handle the heavy sweet malt combined with the dry hop. But glad I waited to review as I've come around - this thing is really interesting. Sweet toffee, a dry hops, and a heavy malt dominate the flavor. The hoppiness has a quality that's almost like liquorice. It's such a unique flavor I'm almost at a loss for words
I have to be in the right mood, clearly, but this is a big time beer. Troegs is the shit and have changed my opinion beer yet again
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Very bitter hops. I love barley wine, and Flying Mouflan is typical in it’s well defined uncorrupted hop and malt flavors, but this isn’t my favorite. Finishes smoother than it starts. gogaterz (20) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2009
22 oz. Kind of remiknds me of a cross between a Double IPA and a Barleywine style ale. A very pretty dark amber color with a very small off white head. Aroma of a nice amount of fresh hops with a citrusy malt. The flavor is hoppy but when it first hits your tongue there is a peach-like flavor that immediately dissapears. The caramel malty flavor then comes through on the finish.