DocLock (8530) - 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.
Stine (1657) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 oz handbottle. Somewhat transparent dark brown color. Bourbon and oak aroma with suggestions of plum, bonfire smoke, reduced maple syrup. Plenty of firm and rich chocolate presence. Flavor is a massive departure into acrid coffee grounds, bad cocoa, and dirty toffee cake, though retaining a charred oak presence that tempers things slightly. Port-like toward the end, but mainly in sweetness and alcoholic strength; simplistic. Palate is thin whiskey. Uninspiring, but not bad. Thanks, Paul!
jcwattsrugger (11560) - 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.