EtTuBrewtus (4) - - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of raisin, rich molasses. Mahogany red appearance. Taste is sweet malty, heavy alcohol character. Exquisitely rich and decadent. Tacky residual on palate. Zero hop character. Overall, a great strong ale vs barley wine. Recommend sharing with friends. Improves and enriches as it warms to room temperature.
RickTStiles (779) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pale red with a thin head. Super sweet aroma. Taste is sticky sweet with notes of cherry and vanilla. Finish is long and boozy. Very unique.
thomas15 (688) - USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is hot resinous hops with peanut brittle. Sweet in flavor with citrus heat syrupy mouthfeel. Amber brown in color with spotty tan lacing.
Bricktop86 (581) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear copper with a white head. Aroma is barley, raisins and alcohol. Taste is way too sweet like someone poured syrup on a bowl of raisin brand
EamonTheGreat (150) - USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured this from a bottle to a snifter. Very sweet malty aroma. The taste is extremely sweet with the oak flavor shining through and hints of vanilla throughout. It's slightly warm on the way down, but the high ABV is masked well. Overall a great Barleywine, very impressive.
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RussianDragon (506) - - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 vintage on tap at Rustico Ballston. Pours a clear dark caramel brown with a rose hue when backlit. Champagne bubble sugary lacing and lasting wispy head. Aroma is sweet and boozy with toffee, malt and the usual oaky vanilla notes. Taste is massive and sweet. Vanilla, char, oak, residual sugar, caramel, booze. Alcohol is not hidden at all. Medicinal, boozy finish.
MadRobin (2031) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The 2014 version on tap at Carpool in Herndon, VA.
Clear, mahogany with a fine khaki head and excellent lacing.
Very malty, but complex, aroma of caramel, raisin, toffee, alcohol, prune , fig, pear, apple, brown bread, brown sugar and oak.
Complex taste of many-layered flavors of raisin, fig, plum, prune, apple, toffee, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, oak, alcohol, yeast and more.
Full body and medium/high carbonation.
Perhaps overly malty, but the layered complexity more than makes up for that.
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nickel (331) - - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong and bitter. Too strong as for me, though i tried it pure, without any food paired. Anyway, beer has it distinctive malty taste and flavor.
ajnepple (2410) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount (batch 10, 14.2%). Amber and clear appearance with a small, fizzy tan head, quickly diminishing. Aroma of caramel, oak, alcohol, toffee, sweet malts, vanilla, toasted grains and light chocolate. Similar flavor, strong, sweet, syrupy, woody and a bit boozy, pretty smooth as it warms up. Full body, with a thick coating feel, minimal carbonation and a sticky, warming finish. Probably better aged a while.
Concealer (827) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear copper red with a thin beige head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, molasses, and booze. Flavor is the same. Full bodied, warm finish with a lingering bourbon.