yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 29, 2009
I will need to rerate this one after some time. Very hoppy overall with loads of piney bitterness. Not balanced for me right now. Lots of sweetness and alcohol but bitterness and astringency dominating right now. hopscotch (11246) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle... Pours dark – burnt orange when held up to bright light – with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The nose is mostly grapefruit and pine, however, digging deeper, I came across plenty of brown sugar, caramel and toffee. Medium to full-bodied with tickling carbonation. Leans way toward the bitter side of balance – roasty, caramel sweetness overwhelmed by more-than-adequate, citrusy, earthy bitterness. Lengthy bittersweet (more bitter than sweet) finish. Bottle courtesy of scraff! Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Bomber. Clear dark amber with a massive yellowy/tan head. Sweet orange citrus and earthen nose, some toffee. Sweet toffee and bitter orange flavors, somewhat earthy. Another good offering from Troeg’s. cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... sweet woody toffee nose ... vanilla ... oak ... toffee ... woddy ... some spirit ... quite a lot of hop ... BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to exiled. Pours with a deep brown body and an off-white head. Aroma of dates, dark fruits and caramel. Taste is tea, alcohol, bitter, raisins, dark fruits. Light bubbles.
Rando7 (787) - Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle pour gives reddish brown dark color with thin off-white head. Aroma malts and pine, Taste rich caramel, brown sugar, pine, citrus. Finish pine hops. Minimal alcohol. Palate thick and smooth, not syrupy.
Pretty hoppy but well balanced Just too hoppy for me but will appeal to many. drowland (9080) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
1/15/11. Bottle shared at the Sea Bass going away party! Relatively mild aroma and flavor with bitter malts and big doses of grape, dark fruits, and more. Not bad. nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2011
On tap at Mad Mex in Robinson. I’m usually not a big fan of Barley Wines, but I had to try this one after it was recommended from another non Barley Wine drinker. Very unique flavor, complexity in the brew. It doesn’t have that “punch you in the face” sweetness heavy feeling. I have to admit, this is one I could drink over and over again. The alcohol is well hidden in this brew. JoeTheYounger (1195) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle shared by ryandevilhorns at my beer tasting. Poured a brownish reddish pour with small head. This was somewhat sweet and had an interesting grainy taste. Before I knew what it was I would have never guessed barley wine. sharkweek (120) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
This beer was the very much an old ale. I am not sure what they mean by a barley wine. The beer tasted so much like an old curmudgeon. Good, not great.