AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
adamjackson (638) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 9, 2012
A – Poured a plum to brown hazy purple into the glass. No head at all, almost no carbonation wisp as I uncapped it. Looks very murky.
S – Smells very sweet. Lots of dark fruits and sugars. Very like candied sugar sort of sweetness. Hints of vanilla and smoke.
T – Lots of fruity characters to this. Plums, bananas, mangos, kiwi and something else. Maybe grape juice? It has this uber bitter-sweet taste that stays around for a while. Middle of the tongue is very musty and sort of raw. Back of the tongue is this light campfire smokiness.
M – Very mild carbonation but it’s still there. Heavy body.
O – This is the oldest barley wine I’ve had. It’s remarkable. I’m going to hold onto the other one for a while.