monk191 (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2017
A very good and interesting barleywine, very boozy. Pours a beautiful bright red with a white head. Strong smell, lots of cherry, fennel, toffee. Taste is very sweet and boozy upfront, with cherry, blackberry, toffee and caramel. Followed by caramelized sugar and more fennel. Gets better as it opens up. Quite good. Had in the bottle at Mill Valley Beerworks.
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Dark brown color. Sea salt toffee with cherries in the nose. Malty thick mouth not overly sweet. Ok but not outstanding onceblind (9629) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2017
Deep dark plummy amber and a thin light khaki hued head. Lovely rich dark stone fruity aroma with lots of booze with raisin and plum and subtle toffee tones. Big brash flavor that’s primarily boozy with a toffee earthy malty base and lots of date and plum fruity tones, but with an overly brash earthy hoppiness I’m not fond of. Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2017
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur marron, peu de bulles. Nez caramel, alcool, fruits noirs. Palais costaud, corpulent, alcool qui chauffe, sucre, caramel. Légère amertume, assez longue en bouche. Correcte sans plus. Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2017
A reddish copper ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light vinous notes and light sulfur, funk, OK. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light candy sugar, light curacao, vinous character, light vanilla, pleasant. Bottle at Hugue and Alex tasting.
VDuquerroux (1681) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2017
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling brown mahogany beer with a big off-white foamy head ; good retention and lacing ; beautiful. Fruits (red berries, citrus), sugar (+), light resin and herb, light caramel. Heavy sugary sweet, light dry bitter, light warming ; unbalanced for sure. Medium body, oily syrupy texture, soft carbonation, sweet dry light strong finish. Overall, disappointing... why so much sugar ?? Honestly, very drinkable but I didn’t finish this one. DuffMan (10422) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle, shared with phantomhennes on game night. Hazy copper-red, off white head. Sweet sugary toffee profile, not a lot of complexity, just very sweet. Maybe some marzipan notes. BRW (2781) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2017
Bottle at Lambicus. Copper colour with off white head. Malt and caramel aroma. Sweet, malt, caramel taste, some fruitness. Medium to full body. Ferris (15265) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle - Light wood and caramel. Deep copper brown with a small white head. Toffee and woody notes with a bit of a dry finish. buddybutch (102) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle of 1 year old batch. Sweet malt, caramelish, grape, dark fruit, brandy. Finish is really sweet. Sweet enough to feel the 15abv. Not really complex but "funny"