BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade. Looks like it says 2012 on the bottle, poured 4/1/14. Pours murky brown with a bit of purple and red, and a small creamy yellowish brown head. Smells like vanilla, caramel, marshmallow, toffee, fig, bourbon. Beautiful. Flavor is gifs and bourbon, a blast of vanilla on the finish, slight oxidization but not bad. Mouthfeel starts rich and thick, but with very low carbonation that seems to make this feel a little thin. Some more carb would help the mouthfeel. Very nice beer that I would like to try fresh.
njager246 (604) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fruity and bourbon... really sweet flavor, fruit and caramel....This is very nice!
Ratman197 (11364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wax top bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, alcohol, caramel, toffee, light oak and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, toffee, light caramel and light fruitiness with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
jbuskirk (683) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2014 The Barrel Aged Cereal Killer marks a craft beer milestone for me. In addition to being my first barley wine, it’s the first beer that I’ve had that’s been aged for more than a year. This brew had an aroma of cocoa and bourbon. The flavor was pure awesomeness. Lots of rich chocolate, caramel, and booze. No doubt, the aging contributed to this brew’s smoothness and sublime sweetness. This malty, boozy ale is, well, a killer.
HuskerTan (981) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Thanks Chris "Budznsudz")
A- Bourbon, chocolate, caramel, malty, oakey, sweet.
A- Dark red black color, dark liquid, off white head.
T- Bourbon, chocolate, cherries, red wine, caramel, vanilla.
P- Full body, sharp texture, mild carbonation, smooth finish with a slight bite.
O- My first barely wine. This one had been aged for over a year and a half. I think the aging definitely mellowed this one out. Wow, was this good. Reminded me of sipping on Jim Beam. The flavors blended extremely well and everything about this just screamed drink me.
50belair (2967) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear light brown/amber pour with a fleeting white head. Caramel aromas. Some bitterness, mild booze, and muted caramel notes. Bland and boring with a below average mouthfeel and body.
AndyReynolds (1068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with Chudwick the C.H.U.D. of the New York sewers. Whiskey shakes at the first sniff. I get some vanilla, brown sugar, and bourbon. My poor dog is having pushups done by his ass by a toddler. Remembering a time before children and friends‘ children and this thing called freedom that I never cherished enough, but should have. Do you remember a time? Like a child molester use to sing about.
Chudwick (2478) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
One year old 12oz bottle shared by the motorcycle-loving AndyReynolds - nose is wood, booze and bourbon. Sip adds chocolate (malt) and brown sugar. Sweet. Big body. A sipper.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from. Bottle I picked up in lansing. Pours a ruby amber with a thin tan head. Oak and sweet caramel and malt up front. Alcohol. Slightly tart and very bready. Very malty. Somewhat bitter also. Very nice beer.
DrSilverworm (8687) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Big thanks to Chuckaduck. Some nice, thick wax on this thing. Prioring the cap off was a 2+ minute endeavor. Almost entirely hazy dark brown color. Slightly red. Small ring of somewhat bubbly off-white / khaki head. Awesome, big rich bourbony vanilla nose. Oaky, woody, vanilla and bourbony. Really nice aroma. Some dark fruit, caramel, and bourbon in the flavor. Very good aroma. Few reaches of lace, with sips, pretty good for a 12+% BW, really. Bigger body, but not too sticky. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Lightly drying finish, but still kind of slick in the finish. Good moderate sweet taste, not at all cloying. For 12%, alcohol is well hidden. Some light warmth at the end, but nothing bothersome, works well with the bourbon and barleywine flavors. A lot of good vanilla here, pairs well with the caramel and light dark fruit. Very good stuff BB aged BW.