jkwood04 (5474) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2011
22oz bottle in a tumbler. Pours brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, light on brown sugar, and strong pine/citrus hops. Flavor about the same, and nice and smooth followed by some good hops. Average texture. A pretty good beer. Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle with Andrew and Carla. Pours ruby red with off-white foam. Smells bitter and sweet. The taste reminds me of grapefruit, but actually tastes very sweet and fades into a pine-like bitterness. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Brown pour, off white head. Aroma of brown sugar, some piney hops, light caramel, and fruitcake notes. Flavor is lightly sweet, finishes bitter, good caramel/toffee in the middle. Not bad at all. tgncc (3147) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
On tap at Int’l Great Beer Festival. Aroma of bread, fruit, standard for a BW. The appearance is deep amber, white head. The flavor is like the aroma, very sweet, The finish is sweet, with resiny hops. Medium/thick in body, oily mouthfeel. Good. Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Aroma of pine hops, caramel, and dark fruits. Pour bright brown with a small sheet of head. Tastes of sweet sugar, dusty cellar, and a dry bitter pine. Tasty and light Mouthfeel with a decent alcohol burn.
Sammy (13136) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
Much like an American strong ale, bitter and lots of malt. Brown with bubbling head. Sledutah (8081) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2012
220z bottle shared by Mikey, thanks man Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Floral and caramel
Taste: Floral, caramel and grassy hops
Nice and very drinkable, smooth.
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is quite hoppy, with a lot of pine and orange citrus notes, as well as quite a bit of toffee and caramel malt. The flavor is similar, with the pine and orange citrus notes from the hops coming through nicely. There is also a little bit of sweetness from the caramel malt, and the bitterness is fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Iphonephan (7512) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On draft at the Mad Fox Barley Wine Festival, Falls Church VA. Pours a cloudy amber with an off white head. Muted hop aroma. Resiny flavor with with some sweet raisin and caramel notes. Bitter finish. rxeight (3344) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
English style barleywine. Lots of hard ribbon cand.y. Carmel. Didnt get any strong hops as the name implies. Decent stuff