andrewje41 (4419) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2015
2012 vintage, 4 oz draft pour at the Seattle IBF. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a thin patchy head. Sweet dark fruit, plum and spice aroma. Flavor has some spicy vanilla, plum, cinnamon, and maybe a little rye. Dry finish. What an incredible barleywine. Big beer. 4 oz was plenty to get the idea here. Fun, tasty beer. douglas88 (9721) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2015
On tap at belmont station. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small white head. A big sweet fruity nose. Caramel, toffee, berries, rich burnt caramel. Pine fruity hops. Solid. Very good. pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2013
On draught at Roscoe’s. Dark with slight reddish tinge. Not too pronounced malt aroma. Dark malt flavor and some hop bitterness, with a sweet boozy kick. Not as sweet or hoppy as I would expect in a barleywine. Sarlacc83 (2404) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at Roscoes 3-20-13. 2010 vintage. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2010
A: Reddish brown with a placid ring of head. Surprisingly lacks legs. Not particularly appealing.
N: Bready and biscuity. There’s a noticeable salted caramel effect, some leather, and a good amount of tobacco up and above the sweetness.
T: Very bready and sweet. Hints of over-ripe pineapple, some caramel and toffee.Hoppiness lends a welcome undercurrent. There’s lots of brown sugar, though some medicinal elements detract. Sweet, not cloying.
M: Sticky and heavy. It’s really what you want out of a beer of this style.
O: A really good beer from Walking man. Trying this again brings back good memories of time spent at the pub in Stevenson. Good show.
Draft @ the brewery in Stevenson: Auburn, pellucid, nice head and creamy lacing. Nose of strong alcohol and sweet caramel. Boozy and sweet with a very bitter aftertaste. Unbalanced and hot, but this is setup for some amazing potential with oak aging, maybe 5 years?
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2010
bottle from dakine shared on 4/12/2010. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2010
hazy reddish amberish with an off white head.
really dank aroma and very hoppy.... citrus, herbal, spicy, almost burnt caramel, malt and honey.
the palate is luckily not sweet... but feels like it is missing a soul. the flavor is like the aroma... dank and bitter caramel on the finish. 7/3/7/3/14/3.4
Draft at Uber. Pours a cloudy and very bright medium orange with a dense but rather thin and short-lived dun-colored head. Big fragrant oranges and orange peel nose, really gets you set up from the start for a hop monster. Dense, creamy body, but not sticky, really. Plenty of carb but not at all fizzy. The mid-palate is just an eruption of nice tangy malt sweetness, lots of oranges, caramel, sugared dates, very much a Christmas morning beer. The hop bomb thing never really comes through as finishing bitterness, though--it’s pretty much all malty sweetness with some acidic citrus over the top, and then no oily resin at the end. A very nice and approachable west coast style BW that packs all the sweetness and smoothness of a British. Nicely done. nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle shared by daknole. Dank. Pours a hazy amber color with a trim beige head. Smells and tastes of sweet toffee, citrus, hops, booze, and green. Pretty good. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to BuckeyeBoy!!! - Pours a clear lt amber with a small sandy head...aroma is massively hopped, citrus, orange peel, tangerine and grapefruit pith, caramel and pine air freshner...flavour follows pretty closely, grapefruit, caramel, vanilla malt, pine resin...much more IIPA like than a barleywine... daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2010
thanks to buckeyeboy! Reddish tinged, brown pour. Caramel, spicy hops, citrus, toffee, brown sugar nose. Flavor is sweet a bit boozey and hoppy. Damn good beer.