GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Pours a velvety aged apricot color w/ a shallow froth that quickly reduces to nothing. A pinstripe is all you get for residual lacing. Aroma is sweet. Full nectar w/ few residual effers. Almost still. Big and malty w/ a defined earthy smokiness. Hops rate is up there balancing it all out. The usual flavors coming and going but the smokiness I really like. The finish is long w/ a mild yet lasting bittering component. Highly recommended. pbarbercheck (2) - USA - FEB 11, 2007 does not count
this is more of a scotish ale than a barley wine.the heavy use of peated malt makes this limited ale one of my favorites. if you like single malt scotch and flavorful beer ..you’ll love this one. fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2010
bottle pours murky brown with a medium frothy light tan head. Aroma is sweet cherry and white grape with a touch of grapefruit hops. Flavor is rich and sweet caramel and biscuit malt, some toasted nuts, and a fruity yeast flavor that ends with a nice fruity hop flavor in the finish. Really good. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2005
I had a full glass of this at Tyranena 9/10. It pours to a hazy red/brown body with a thin white head. The flavor is initially strawberries. Then, tons of chocolate and a sweet oak cask cover up on the finish. The palate is hugely creamy. Really thick. Slight alcohol. The aroma is strawberry fruit rollups and roasted chocolate malts. This barley wine is quite different than others I’ve had. I like the massive strawberry hops. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2007
12 oz bottle from discount liquors in milwaukee. Cloudy dark brown/red color like dark apple cider with no head, only a thin off-white head that hula-hoops the edge of the glass. Lots of lively, fruity aromas with lots of dough/cookie, some alc, very well done. Flavor is cookie, med to big sweet, slight alc that is very appropiate, dough, apple, cranberry, some other citrus maybe orange, tangy in that barleywine style and barely any hop bitterness, some grains. Med to full, syrupy body with no carb. Overall a very enjoyable brew and a very enjoyable barleywine, very reminiscent of moylans barleywine.
wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle from nolankowa on 3/7/08. Wow nice pour. No head, possibly because is very cold. Cloudy thick brown amber color. Quite a bit of yeast sediment that I poured into my glass. Heavy body. Sweet and delicious. Sweetnees and tiny bit of alcohol burn makes me think the ABV is higher. Buttery aroma. Super easy to drink. No oxidation, but tastes mellowed slightly from age. Very good. Yum!!! JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Red/orange color, lasting off-white head. Fruity bubblegum aroma. An average barleywine flavor... nice that it isn’t overhopped, and also isn’t overly sweet. Sticky smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is very good... need to rerate this though as my note taking was lazy. LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Had a pint at the brewery.Poured a redish brown,with tiny head.Had a fruity/alcohol aroma.Flavor is very good,Carmal,fruit,hops with a slightly alcohol finish.This is my first BW,and I thought it was great! JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small white head. Has a lot of small bubbles around the edges. Looks sort of oily and rich. Aroma of caramel and malt. Taste is slighlty sweet of malts but finishes with a delicous hop and fruit flavor. Well balanced overall brew.