HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A big sweet bourbon -bal barley wine with caramel and some slight cherry cordial character. Not easy to drink a lot of but pretty tasty in spurts.
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear brown pour with a fleeting off white head. Sweet caramel aromas. Sweet with loads of caramels, dark fruits, oak, vanilla, and bourbon notes. Really good mouthfeel. Good body.
Vestergaard (911) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Derek! Pours a dark, clear, reddish amber with a tiny, off white head. Aroma has coco nut, bourbon, toasted malts, caramel, figs, dates, prunes, plums, brown sugar, fudge, wallnut, hazelnut and portwine or licor. Taste is really sweet with nice, dry bourbon and some alcohol to balance it out. Very sweet, lots of candy, full body, sticky, low carb.
biggsbowler (539) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Pours brown. Lots of bourbon, malty, sweet, toffee, oak, and caramel in the nose. Taste is sweet, malty, caramel, toffee, oak. This beer is great!!!
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at pre-CBC tasting at Fermentoren. Bronze pour with a tiny head. Nose is sweet, vanilla and some bourbon. Taste is smooth, vanilla fudge, caramel and lots of sweet malt. ABV is very well hidden. Maybe one the best Barley wines I’ve had.
RasmusOtt (1551) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared @ fermentoren. Thanks Mike! Pours hazy deep copper/ruby red with a brown lacing. Aroma of dark sweet fruits, plums, caramel, vanilla, deep port notes, weak coconut, raisin and butterscotch. Taste of vanilla, caramel, figs, chocolate, molasses, caramel, some sweet barrel notes, toffee and weak sweet nuts. So good and well balanced.
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Derek Gallanosa - shared at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours reddish brown with a fizzy offwhite head. Aroma is pretty malty, lots of walnuts, light licorice, dark fruits, dried berries, some chocolate. Taste is dark fruits, vanilla, light licorice, caramel, walnuts, chocolate, light heat, plums, port wine, raisins. Very smooth!
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2013. Pours cloudy reddish amber, slight tan lacing. Aroma is complex plummy toffee and maple with honey, bourbon, grains, slight toastiness. Crazy how much maple. Taste is thick and chewy maple and burnt toffee with undertones of port, sweet cherry, and orange peel. Mild roast. Quite sweet. Booze is impressively well hidden. Great complexity, super impressive.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep brown, no head. Lots of toffee and some dark fruit in the aroma. Really sweet, no carb, super smooth. Really incredible flavor. Carmel, toffee, vanilla.
bytemesis (4599) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to cocoapuph. Pours cloudy chestnut, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, toffee, vanilla, oak, raisin, figs, dates, toasted caramel, coconut. Flavor is fully sweet, rich and decadent, notes of cherry as well. Light bitterness. Full body, creamy mouth. Pretty solid, reminds me of the HOTD from the wood beers.
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle) clear amber/red, wispy tan bubbles. Nose of light pine and citrus, caramel, touch of bourbon, quite hoppy if swirled. Taste of graham cracker, saccharin, cream, caramel, light American hops, quite good. Medium thick body.