NosirIwont (2645) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle. 10.2%. Best before 01.05.17. Pours a hazy, golden amber, with a light tan head. Good lacing. Dried/dark fruits aroma, a bit fat, on a malty background. Hint of oxidation. Develops a somewhat light pepperminty overtone as it warms. Flavour is hops and dark/dried fruits, sweet, with malt in the back. A bit fat as well, more than the aroma. Bitter finish with a well-balanced alcohol burn. More dark fruits and a lingering liquorice bitterness, followed by a light grassy note. Soft palate. Overall good, well-balanced. 01.10.16. AxeMaster221 (342) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Deep amber color, clear, with a wispy head. Nice sweet malt aroma ruined by the alcohol, but hey, 11% is hard to mask. Some hops, but mostly sweet malt flavors, and alcohol burn. Could definately use more ageing to mellow it out a but, preferrably in a nice oak cask. Too bad they dont bottle this in a 22 so I could sock some away for a couple years. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
(RBSG04) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, toffee, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, toffee, alcohol warming. Fairly full body, sticky. English style, nice beer. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
RBSG 2004, at the brewpub: Clear orange with a average offf-white head. Caramel, toffee and brown sugar in the aroma, starts sweet and ends a bit more sweet. Full bodied with lively carbonation. robertjm (902) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
(02/20 Toronado Barleywine Festival) On draft. Very nice aroma of fresh hops. Very foamy head. Definite hop flavor. While not as huge as Bigfoot, this definately leans heavily towards the hop end of the spectrum. Body felt more like an IPA than a heavier barleywine. Garnet color. Hops still lingering on the palate even after a few minutes. Will definately cross my lips again sometime!!
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Tap @ Barleywine & Big Beer Fest... [2009 Vintage] Poured amber/orange with a white head. Mild hops still on the nose with caramel malt sweetness. Pretty worty in the initial flavor. Lots of grain tones and sweetness that mixed with bread pudding and a tidbit of citrus fruit. Other dark fruits, caramel-toffee and toasted malt with a mild hoppy balance still lingering in the back. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
22. Pours a crystal clear rubied medium amber with a dense and creamy tan head that sticks around, leaving deeply ringed sheets of lace. Big fresh pineapple and orange nose, very fragrantly tropical. Creamy thick body. Toast, caramel, oranges, and pineapple on the mid palate. Very pleasing to drink fresh as a DIPA. Not sure I see enough malt complexity in this to age as a BW, but they can put vintages on the label every year if they want. Tmoney99 (15118) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle 2012. Poured clear reddish brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, bubblegum and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.
mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Amber with a cream head. Nose is hops, bitter, caramel, and light toffee. Smooth palate, creamy dough, toffee, citrus, bitter hops, light alcohol burn. Strykzone (7797) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tastong. Clear light brown. Minimal head. Malty and fruity aroma. Flavors are classic and very nice. Very good.