Ungstrup (33771) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a brown head. The flavor is sweet alcoholic, combined with notes of prunes and roasted malt. The flavor is dry malty with notes of fruit, chocolate, and coffee, leading to a dry chocolate end. Reminds me more of a stout than a Barley Wine.
argo0 (12921) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz handbottle, thanks Dickinson beer) Tan head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, wood, some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/plum, caramel, light chocolate. Light alcohol burn. Medium body, alcohol well contained.
jcwattsrugger (12010) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Barleywine Oak Aged–on tap-pours a rich light brown head and black color. Aroma is sweet dark malt-licorice/nutty with some sharpness, dry. Taste is woody, dry, sweet dark malt-licorice/nutty with some sharpness-English hops. Occasional. Sipping.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Broad Street Barley Wine Oak Aged
Date: July 15, 2006
Source: Tasting, RBSG, 2006
Appearance: muddy brown, thin tan head, touch of lace
Aroma: oaky malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lot of oak, touch of roasted, light bitterness, only a touch of the sweet bourbon
Name: Broad Street Barley Wine Oak Aged
Date: July 25, 2007
Score: 3.3 to 3.9
Appearance: black, fine tan head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with a vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and bourbon flavor, nice earth oak bitterness, vanilla sweetness brings out the chocolate and caramel
Overall: a cross between a barleywine and imperial stout
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, drank alongside the regular version during my family trip to Harrisburg/Hershey. Deep brown color, with minimal head, and aroma of figgy fruit, caramel malt, oaky bourbon. The palate was a tad thinner than the regular, with some dark fruit, and oaky spirit flavors. I think the regular was a tad thicker and better balanced, but this one is worth a try if it is available.
3fourths (9014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 Snifter at Appalachian in Harrisburg. Dark garnet brown colored body with a thick, foamy dark tan mocha colored head that sticks to the sides of the glass like glue. Big legs and overall just a really inviting appearance. Big oak-filled nose, sticky plum and caramel and maple and some dry, toasty hay. Really nice. It’s sticky and rich on the tongue, and thankfully the oak isn’t incredibly dry, it has some light char, some nuttiness, some plum/black cherry/date qualities. Very good, not boozy for being close to 13%, just huge and overpowering, going straight to your head. Good stuff.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From growler, RBSG Grand Tasting, July 2006. I have to say this seemed pretty similar to the regular version I tried a few days later. My notes are certainly very similar. Very dark, plummy fruit, prunes, rich malt and an unexpected dash of chocolate. Maybe a touch of vanilla from the barrel but I’m not sure it really adds much. Scores the same as the regular.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 7/15/06 at the RBSG ’06 Grand Tasting out of a growler: Pours a very dark mahogany with a thin wispy tan head. Sweet vanilla caramel butterscotch complex aroma has some alcoholic notes. Body starts lightly toasty and caramely sweet with an oily palate thinning some toward a smooth, oaky and somewhat drier finish with a hint of fruity tartness. Needs a touch more balance, otherwise a decent barleywine.
kramer (5757) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From growler, 2006 RBSG, provided by me, shared at Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown with a reddish tinge. Small beige head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is thick with oak, alcohol, heavy malt, and sherry, with lighter notes of soy, figs, and dates. Flavor is actually pretty weak, quite malty with a good bit of alcohol and raw oak. Alot of soy, sherry, and alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is full, sticky, and cloying with moderate soft carbonation. Overall, the barrel did some good things to this, but still not a big favorite of mine.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ABC fest 06. Pours a deep woody ruby red, moslty clear with a thin off white head. Low carbonation. Aroma is very woody, with some earth, oak, light vanilla, sweet caramel and some fruity esters- but overall dominated by wood. The strong woodiness luckily is backed up by the crapload of sweet sticky malt- more dried fruits, caramle, toffee, and more vanilla. Smooth adn full body with just a bit of tannin induced astringency. This was my favorite of the fest, and I went back for about 4 more samples througout the night.