Mine Is Bigger Than Yours - To Øl
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4.24/5 rDev +7.9%
Bottle poured into a large snifter. Deep hazy amber brown with about an inch and a half of cream-tan head. Head held well and formed a nice thin layer on top and a hick collar. Phenomenal lacing. Aroma is really toasty/bready, some good sweet caramel, and earthy/woody hop. Taste is somehow inverted from the aroma, British hops, caramel and then the toast at the end; but the aftertaste turns back into the caramel sweetness. Good body: medium to almost full. Medium-low carbonation.
01-14-2014 03:03:19 | More by mverity
4/5 rDev +1.8%
(Served in a teku)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy deep brown body with a thin bubblish light tan meniscus of foam. There is a gentle carbonation that pops to the surface.
S- The woody malt aroma has some white grape skin notes in the finish.
T- The spicy hops blend with a dry woody caramel flavor and a fruity grape note grows and takes on a slight gummi bear quality as it opens. The grape fruity flavor lingers on in the after taste.
M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle alcohol warmth when it opens and a soft fizz prick
O- This is an interesting blend of malt and grapes and it balances both nicely. There is not a rich luscious barleywine flavor but nice flavor.
04-09-2013 15:22:00 | More by rhoadsrage
3.31/5 rDev -15.8%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Pours with a small white head. Deep orange, slight haze. Some surface wisps.
Smell - Musty and a little bit of hops. A bucket of caramel. Slight fruitiness.
Taste - Lots of caramel. It has some hop presence and a little bit of must. A bit of apple-y flavor.
Mouthfeel - Heavy. Medium low carbonation.
Overall - Kinda blah, but decent flavors.
06-04-2013 01:18:46 | More by Alieniloquium
4.08/5 rDev +3.8%
375 ml bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours an orange/brown color with about an inch light tan head that sticks around a little while. There's also a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like caramel malt, brown sugar, candied/dried fruit, and some light citrusy and grassy hops. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like caramel malt, brown sugar, candied fruit, grapes, toffee, and a bit of grassy hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little syrupy with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brew, I liked it. It's pricey at $10.99 a bottle, but still worth a try at that price.
12-23-2013 00:37:22 | More by bluejacket74
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a rich mahogany, with atan 2 finger head. Laces well and overall is an attractive beer.
Aroma is rather sweet, with notes of caramel, toffee, nuts and even tinges of chocolate.
The taste echoes the sweetness, but with a bit of a burn from the alcohol. It's slight, and just enough to let you know it's a big beer. There's a nutty, toffee-like linger.
The body is fairly full bodied, with some creamy slickness too it.
It's a pretty nice barleywine. I'm presuming that this is an English as opposed to an American from the lack of hops.
09-20-2012 23:02:31 | More by EgadBananas
4.01/5 rDev +2%
A: The beer is very hazy caramel in color and has a light amount of carbonation visible from the bubbles rising near the edge of the glass. It poured with a finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts and toffee are preset in the nose—these strengthen to medium intensity as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some additional hints of brown sugar, but only has slight bits of sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible, but there's just enough to mask out just about all of the malty sweetness. Any traces of alcohol are also very well hidden from the taste.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer is deceptively drinkable for 12.5% abv as you don't get any of the alcohol in the taste, but it has enough interesting flavors and warming to be a beer you could sip and savor next to a fire on a cold winter night.
05-08-2014 02:49:11 | More by metter98
3.5/5 rDev -10.9%
A pinkish clouded brew, a non-descriptive colored head with small lacing but good curtains.
Glue, hops and resin.
Tasting sweet sherry, raisins, jelly bean shots.
Little carbonation, sticky with a thick body, not dry.
Soft, slightly boozy, very young. Wait a decade.
09-30-2012 20:20:17 | More by rarbring
3.4/5 rDev -13.5%
Served in a snifter at Beer Market - Vernon Hills.
What better way to follow a beef barleywine than an even beefier barleywine? This stuff pours a hazy amber topped by a half-finger of glowing wan khaki foam. The nose comprises Italian bread, candied orange peel, light mandarin orange, and honey. The taste brings in more of the same, with a light twinge of booze, thick caramel, and a more rye-leaning bread component. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid barleywine, but one that's more cudgel than rapier, unfortunately.
06-04-2013 07:18:42 | More by TMoney2591
Mine Is Bigger Than Yours from To Øl
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