TBone (18006) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2009
Bottled (XVI, bought from GBBF, bottled 02/20/09). jtclockwork (17100) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2011
Dark ruby-brown color, small steady beige head, some lace. Berryish red currant aroma, some sweaty hops, caramel. Flavor is similar, dominated by rusty hops, caramel, licorice, berries ... Smooth, liquerish palate, decent hoppyness, but leans more towards sweetness than eg. Bigfoot.
Bottle at Mikey’s tasting awhile back. 7th Anniversary. Pours dark muddy brown. Tan head. Nose and taste of dark candied fruit, toffee, brown sugar and sweet caramel. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle from the XVII Anniversary release.
A: The beer pours almost mahogany in color with a nice big off-white head and sticky lacing.
S: A nice bit of citrus hop aroma, particularly grapefruit and grapefruit peel. There is a big floral note to it as well. Toffee, molasses, and brown sugar provide a nice sweetness to the beer.
T: Plenty of brown sugar, molasses, and toffee sweetness to provide this beer with a nice base. The hops are a very nice accent to it all and there is a solid bitterness and perfumey hop flavor.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation. Sort of creamy on the tongue.
O: This was a pretty solid barleywine. Really easy to drink and a solid flavor profile. Benzai (16527) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
355ml bottle @ ZZT III, courtesy of Martinus. XVII Anniversary. Dark red color, nice red glow coming through. Decent sized off-white head. Smell hops, lighly sweetish, hints of caramel and malts. Taste malts, sweetness, hops, some bitter. Very nice mouthfeel. Lovely beer. Dedollewaitor (16315) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle @ 4:20 Tasting. Thanks Alex. Pours dark brown with a small creamy off white head. Nose is deep and vinous. Dark fruit, caramel and toffee. Very vinous and complex. Smooth and sippable. Nice
bhensonb (15612) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
XII Ann. Great hoppy aroma backed by malt. Amber color, reddish heart, and virtually no head. Starts with a piny hop, moving to malty sweetness, finishing with sugar on the tongue, but the bitter continues. Goes good with chocolate. Scopey (15431) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle at Leighton’s Euro Semi-Final tasting, thanks to jackl. It pours deep red/mahogany, with a thick beige head. The nose is pine, leaf, sweet caramel, varnish, citrus peel, mandarin and kumquat. The taste is pine, resin, leather, wood, varnish, spice, alcohol warmth, caramel, leaf, kumquat and some spice, with a dry, bitter finish. Lingering alcohol warmth. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A solid America barley wine. djd07 (15341) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
XV anniversary Bottle thanks to kaaggie. Pours a cloudy amber with small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roasted malts raisin and caramel. Thick mouthfeel with a rich malt and raisin. Hides the alcohol decently. A good barleywine from Uinta. Ratman197 (15212) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Bottle poured a hazy red with a small amber head. Aromas of molasses, dark fruit, and maple. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of dark fruit, brown sugar, and toffee with a dry finish. gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, caramel, citrus, dried fruits, alcohol. Full body. Nice beer.