Dedollewaitor (13010) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ The Lost Tasting Of Abbey Beers, Odense 2013. Thanks to Sean 9689. Pours ruby amber with a small creamy head. Sweet malty nose. A bit of dark dried fruit, massive caramel and a bit of wood. Very vague wood, smoke, mild alcohol and some liquorice. Refined and balanced. Smooth and slick. Great stuff.
Christian (10354) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Lost Tasting Of Abbey Beers, Odense 2013. Hazy copper with a small off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel and brown sugar, with vanilla, coconut and bourbon. Very sweet malty flavour with caramel and dried fruit, and lots of hot alcohol
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of T0rin0 to GT2 and biggirlpanties,graciously shared at their wedding - thank you all! Rich, velvety, complex barleywine with notes of vanilla, brandy, prunes, maple, toast. Delicious.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque mahogany pour with a miniscule white head. Huge bourbon and booze aromas. Nice vanilla, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Some chocolate oxidation notes, oak, caramel, and smoke. The flavor is very sweet and very barrel forward. Tons of bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Maple syrup, brown sugar, and caramel sweetness. Some chocolate, alcohol, and a smoke flavor that becomes more prevalent as the beer warms up.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour, off white head. Aroma is killer with smoke, caramel, bourbon, oak, brown sugar, honey. Flavor is really awesome. I only detected one flaw, its a bit hot...maybe some time? Bourbon, oak, smoke, vanilla, dark agave syrup. Very tasty stuff!
BMan1113VR (7689) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap and Bottle. Pours with a murky bronze hue with an off-white head that fades. Aromas are of maple, nutty, bourbon, molasses, minerals, cola, vanilla and light smoke. Rich barrel. Flavors are a bit thin and a touch musty, alcohol, nutty, cola, medium dry tannins, smokey. Medium carbonation and warming with a nice hit of bourbon barrel on the back end.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL thanks to t0rin0, Womencantsail, and Travlr for my wedding reception! Another big hit. Clear deep amber pour generates quite a yellow head, more dense than expected. Nose is heavy, rich bourbon, buttery barrel, maple syrup, mild seasoned tomato, black pepper, rum soaked sponge cake. Taste is spicy and sharper barrel forward like Goose Island King Henry. Almost identical barrel character to Bourbon County Stout. Mild sweet maple, pecans perhaps, no smokiness really. Still, a boss barleywine that got the thumbs up from my barleywine loving friends. Thank you!
blutt59 (5870) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, thanks to bman111vr, golden orange color with no head, lots of whiskey and caramel on the nose, flavors of whiskey, smoked meat, caramel, bready waffles, nice warming finish
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I preferred the non-barrel incarnation of this one. This one has some added complexity but also added oxidation notes.
badlizard (5519) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Caramel, molasses, chocolate, sweet grain, bourbon, oak, and light smoke aroma and taste. Thick sticky full bodied palate.