beer_queue (145) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2017
2013 vintage. Smells super fruity (fresh & juicy). Flavors are a combo of dark fruits with toffee & caramel syrup in the middle. Finishes with citrus hops & booze. Very warm & long finish. The trifecta of fruits, hops, & booze is well balanced here. edgallow (4312) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2017
22 oz bomber pours brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and a hint of pine. Taste is toffee, chocolate and a bit of warm alcohol aleksander9 (1839) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2017
Golden amber with white head. Fruity, toffee and milk chocolate. Rich, sweet hoppy and dry finish. Good. onceblind (10113) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Drinking the 2013 vintage on 1/05/17. Deep Amber/copperish hue with a thin ivory cap. Bright earthy toffee and bitter leafy hop aroma with a boozy English malt tone. Bright leafy piney hop bitterness on the flavor with a big boozy Barleywine background with nutty toffee and warming alcohol phenols. Smooth and earthy hoppy bitter profile with a warming malty finish. rondphoto (4488) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2016
bomber @ Beer Trappe / Lexington KY --- 2014 --- Aroma of dark malt and toffee. Hazy amber brown color, ivory head that slowly drops to a full cover, sheets of lace. Taste is rich toffee malt, medium fizz, and light hops that never conquer the malt. Some alcohol warmth at the end. A big-bodied, solid Barleywine, easy to drink, and easy on the gut. I like it.
Chalumeaux (1620) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2016 Poured from bottle best by 11/15/16 looks like iced tea with a thin beige head. Aromas of dark fruit caramel brown sugar toffee. Taste is slightly sweet fruit toffee caramel and a lingering alcohol finish. Wow. Linnet (1873) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2016
Alcohol, caramel, orange jam, grassy, pine, light grapefruit, spicy, light roasty coffee notes.
Deep amber colour, dense medium sized, beige head, good amount of lacing.
Big assertive bite, big sweetness, lightly salty, deep caramel and rich resinous pine, ABV evident, but not boozy, luscious.
Fullbodied, soft carbonation, sticky feel, rich warming, bitter and sweet finish.
JDBaker11058 (2310) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2016
appearance: deep clear copper, creamy tan head, no lacing. aroma: raisin, caramel, stone fruit, pine resin, cattails, caramelized peaches. taste: burnt wood, caramel, vanilla, raisins, figs, pine, grapefruit, booze . finish: lingering alcohol heat, syrupy caramel sweetness balanced by assertive piney, dank-ish hops. notes: Not my favorite style but well-executed. Big, boozy, sweet, and hoppy. Bottle from Sarah for Beerthday 2014, aged 2 years.
Niko100 (2969) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, hops, fruit, & some citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, pine hops, dark fruit, caramel, molasses, and spice; Warm finish; The alcohol was present in both the aroma & flavor; Nicely balanced & complex; Quite good. bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2016
22 ounce bottle, 2014 vintage, label says enjoy by 05 DEC 2019. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a hazy copper/burnt orange color with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like toffee, molasses, brown sugar, earthiness and dried fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some citrusy hops, bready/grainy malt, booze, stone fruit and pine noticeable. Nice amount of bitter and sweet flavors in this barleywine. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit creamy and coating with a decent amount of carbonation. I thought it was a good overall brew, definitely worth a try! Picked it up on closeout a few months ago for $2.99 a bottle at DEP’s. Great deal!