Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/11/2012. 12 oz. bottle. Poured black with a beige head. Lots of alcohol up front with the roasted malt and dried fruit. Flavors shows the oak and fruit well - and then just the burn at the end.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extreme barleywine. Crazy amount of plum, raisin, licorice, and brown sugar barely disguise the alcohol.
Skykwby (35) - Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first foray into this style of brew. Wow, one of the little "firsts" that I will remember among few things in this wonderful life. Not sure how to rate a beer like this, so forgive this newbie. I will improve. Just try this if you are new to barley wines.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BOSSbrewer (1312) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely wonderful. Lots of caramel and oak. A bit hot with alcohol but lots of rich sweetness and a crisp clean finish. Nice beer.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, red-amber...no head, just a few stray tan wisps.
Smoky, dark fruit, sugary aroma.
Taste is sweet, clingy...sugary vanilla, wood....caramel malt.
Raisins and port wine.
Massive flavours....boozy (of course)..sticky.
Points for audacity.
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
October 26, 2013 - bottle shared by Jaret. Brown pour with some head. Aroma and taste of oak and caramel with an alcohol finish.
DenverLogan (751) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 2005 bottle, but I’ll rate this with respect to more recent, fresher tastings. Poured in a St Bernardus chalice.
Pours a copper brown with minimal head or lace.
Aroma of raisins, brown sugar cooking on a stove.
Minimal carbonation and big mouthfeel.
Flavors of amber malts, powder sugar, caramel, raisins, port. Overall a very tasty beer with a slice of cake.
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 Samael's: Poured at Avery's as a special tapping during GABF 2013.
A very red- amber color, dark cream head. A lot of nucleation. Very sweet flavor, too much oak taste with the age. At 15% alc, it's relatively easy going. Overall a good Port, rich and sweet.
BoostIPA (1100) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pre-dinner boost. Sweet, hot dumpster juice. Hot, hot heat. Full of burn and not good. High boost.
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright semi clear amber pour with small ring of tan head and floating chunkies. Massive caramel and raisin and oak notes. Alcohol is definitely present, but not too hot to be able to drink. Boozy for sure, but very sippable. Extremely sweet and verging on syrupy mouthfeel.