shrubber85 (9019) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Bourbon malt and cherry aroma. Cloudy brown color with small head. Sweet toffee malt, bourbon and cherry/berry flavor. Smooth as silk - incredible blending. Canít believe this is 12.5%.
TheEpeeist (3545) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Chestnut brown with beige foam. Nose is apple, bourbon, caramel, plum and oak; a bit musty. Sticky medium to full body with a warming buzz. Taste is bourbon, plum and blackberry turning bitter with pine and juniper. The beautiful fruity sweetness is a bit lost between the bourbon and hops.
Plovmand (6993) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It pours deep amber with a creamy off white head. Lovely malty aroma with oak and vanilla notes. Some ripe berries. Sweets and sugar bread. The flavor has an intense sweet malty and oaky backbone with vanilla and light cocoa notes. A sipper and a nice one indeed.
rosenbergh (8564) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. From saveurbiere.com.
Cloudy mid-brown color with a small light tan head.
Sweet toffee, hops, mild bitterness and mild mint in the aroma.
The flavor is sweetness, sweet malt, fudge, mild hops and some alcohol.
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Umber color with small dense lid of heavy cream colored tiny bubbles. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt, woody bourbon and dark fruit. Fruity sweet start. Alcohol/bourbon rushes in. Not bad, but a bit abrupt and like throwing a shot back after a sip of barleywine. Slightly hot on the tongue, and later in the stomach. Middle has some filberts, and mild brandy notes. Iím catching a old-fashioned flavor with the cherry added. Light spice and alcohol reappearing the finish and linger. I have a feeling this would be really good in 8+ months. Right now, it is a bit too hot and raw. 1/15
hopdog (9843) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Another great label. Poured a cloudy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Wood, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, toffee some dark fruits, and some toastiness. Alcohol content hidden.
mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a dark burgundy with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lush, complex bourbon barrels, a nice nuttiness and toffee. Flavour matches, with loads of complex bourbon, toffee, toasted nuts and bready malt. Wonderfully cohesive and rich. This is everything one could hope for in a bourbon barrel aged barley wine. Excellent.
bubblehouse (780) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this quite a bit. Based on the fact I normally donít like barley wines. Nice bourbon flavor and really really smooth.
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of caramel, toffee, malts, oak, bourbon, hints of vanilla, dark fruits and light bitterness. The taste was similar to the aroma with more of everything. Nice.
emacgee (4377) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
lean copper brown with no head. Nose shows toasted almond, burnt sugar, caramel, raisin/prune, and oxidized malt. Honey also coming through. Full and malt with oxidized malts and a moderate bitterness. Infected for sure. Papery. Medium bodied and warm.
bluejacket74 (1556) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy reddish/brown color with about an inch tan head that stuck around a little while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like dark fruit (cherry, plum), bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, dark bread and a bit of herbalness. The taste is similar to the aroma, the brew tastes like bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruit (cherry, plum, raisins), caramel, earthiness, dark bread, molasses, toffee, and some nuttiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís creamy and coating with moderate carbonaton. I have to say this is a pretty good barleywine, Iíd definitely buy this again the next time I see it. I think I bought this bottle on a prior trip to ATG, but I donít remember for sure.