kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Umm, wow is this good. Quite possibly the best barleywine Iíve had. Huge sweet molasses taste. Drinks like a fine Cognac. Iíd actually fork over $35 per bottle any day for this. Tons of dark fruit taste. Absolutely no sour notes, which is wonderful. Sometimes you get that from barrels. Iím not really sure what else to say, but WOW!!!
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Amber pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Nice aroma, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, balanced with with cognac. Good flavor, smooth, malty, a little toasty nutty aspect, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, cognac. Tasty.
Bule (1395) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle of Batch 2 Dec 2014 bottling. Pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Full flavor of malt and toffee. Cognac flavor is so easy going and the high ABV is hidden well. Some plum fruitiness and a little pepper.
cernjoh (179) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow ... poured 2014 batch 2 from a bottle into a snifter. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel, raisens, and prunes. Appearance is a hazy golden brown. Reminds me of a cloudy maple syrup. Taste is outstanding. Has just the right sweetness paired with caramel and dark fruits.The palate is creamy and viscous going down very smooth. Excellent mouth feel. The high abv is well hidden in flavor but not in impact. A great beer and wish I had more of this. I highly recommend this English Style Barleywine. Cheers!
jacobrm (39) - - JUL 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow so think. So smooth and sweet.
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markextrae (2490) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared bottle by a friend. Poured an chesnut Brown to dark Amber clear colour with a slight off head. Notes of sweet caramel malts, barley, burned caramel, raisins, oak, figs, slight subtile cognac notes, taste is incredibly thick. Lots of cognac with a bit sticky mouthfeel. Very complex. Incredible. Not dominated by the barrel. Lovely!
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle consumed at my 8th and possibly last US Open/Fatherís Day weekend barleywine tasting. Deep crimson brown with beige froth. Nose is caramel, brandy, raisin and dates. Sticky medium to full body with a buzz. Taste is brandy, caramel, raisin, oak and citrus peel. Simple base brew allows the cognac to shine.
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted malt, dark fruit flavor with a heavy dark bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is standout beer.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a tasting, 5/15/15. Clear copper, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of raisin, toffee, cherries, cognac. The taste is vanilla, toffee, cherries, booze, cognac. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild booze, Very smooth. Nice.
jeremyh70 (925) - Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a syrupy caramel brown color with very little tan head and lacing. Aroma of raisin toast, sort of a rum and caramel sweetness and some light oak and molasses. The big sweetness is the first thing you notice in the sweetness. Brown sugar and molasses. The cognac flavor creeps in but surprisingly not an overwhelming amount of booziness. I get the same raisin toast as in the aroma along with a very nice walnut flavor and some woodiness. Finishes sweet with some booziness. Mouthfeel is chewy with a big full body and low carbonation. Some very nice full and complex flavors but I couldnít get passed the big sweetness. Some age would definitely help this accurate to my palette.