Barley

Bruichladdich

6 Year Old Unpeated Rockside Farm Islay Barley Single Malt Scotch

Much better than the “heavily plated” one which seemed too contrived to me. — 3 months ago

Brian, Ron and 11 others liked this

Juliane Eller

Alsheimer Spätburgunder 2018

Red forest berries and a flit of clove and allspice on the nose. Beautiful transparent red and purple fruit with some savory barley on the palate. Elegant. Minerals and minty bitterness on the finish. Just a bit angular in places now but on night two this is delicious and already much smoother. — 5 months ago

Tom, Ed and 14 others liked this

The Bruery

Black Tuesday Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Dark roasted barley. Bourbon. Toffee. Char. Perfectly balanced beast. Might actually grow real hairs on your chest. My wife smelled it and backed away as if it were smoldering. At 19+ % it only tastes 12% and the bourbon barrel isn’t too much. It’s great stout. Collectible. Fun now, but really needs 5-7yr to calm down. — 7 months ago

David and Mike liked this

Erdinger

Weissbrau Dunkel 2021

GV
9.5

Lovely smooth dark (dunkel) beer from the excellent Erdinger brewery. Mild flavour from dark malted wheat and barley that has subtle chocolate and plum notes with a hint of sweetness with a mild but lingering mouthful. Great on draft, but bottled as was mine was, remains a treat. — 4 months ago

Sharon liked this

Lapis Luna

North Coast Red Wine Blend 2017

Yum!!! Easy drinking. — 5 months ago

Marble Beers

Barley Wine 2018

Very interesting and rich taste. — 7 months ago

Château de Fargues

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2006

Initial aromas of apricot and a petro chemical smell (in a good way) and orange peel. Dubbed somewhat cruelly “Poor mans d’Yquem”. A delicious Sauternes from a producer who does not get a lot of publicity. With time it opened up with a palate of profound intensity showing Apricots, Cumquat jam, burnt toffee, and barley sugar. One of the 1001 wines to drink before you die. — 9 months ago

Peter, Aravind and 32 others liked this

Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Furry nose of black currants, black cherries, dank florals, tobacco. On the palate, black, ultramarine and red fruit, ripe cherries, toasted barley, light cocoa and deep spices. Young and heavy tannins, but with a few hours of air this is very nice- velvety, with flowers, minty herbs and spices. Chewy but lively. Needs 15 more years. Even so, not sure I see it meriting the same high marks as the professional critics gave it. Time will tell, I guess. — 5 months ago

LM, Andrew and 30 others liked this

Wilderness Trail

Bottled In Bond Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Mash Bill is 64% corn 24% wheat, 12% malted barley so has a nice balance of smooth and sweetness. 100 proof. Single barrel, 278 bottles made. — 6 months ago

Mark, Eric and 11 others liked this

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

Solstice d'Hiver Barley Wine

heavy-hitting barleywine! 10.2% alcohol, and you can tell, but not in a hot way - more of a rich, boozy, caramel-y way. this beer is *almost* too much, but for these darkest, longest days of winter - the name translates to “winter solstice” - it’s perfect. drinking it all on its own under a blanket on a cold night is just right. — 9 months ago