Beerenberger (1545) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of fruit ( peach), vanilla. Pours a cloudy tea color with a none lasting white head and no lacing. There is lasting white ring. The taste is sweet forward. Fruit, sweet malt, and smooth alcohol. Medium body, creamy texture,and average carbonation. Overall, this is a good slow sipper at the end of the day..
kbudd19 (782) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle vintage 2014. Apperance is light brown with with a solid finger of white head. Aroma is corn syrup, ginger bread, biscuits, ripe fruit, and booze. Taste is light sweetnees, followed by caramel, brown sugar, and some bitter pine. Finshes sweet, with a hint of booze and some light ginger spice, medium bodied, lots of carbonation. As others have noted this is very sweet but it does hide the booze quite well and works well as a slow sipper, I enjoyed this but can see the sweetness being too much for some.
BlindGuardianco (8) - - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
This was very interesting but way too sweet, I was not able to finish despite trying, nice head and color but oh my, probably the sweetest beer I have ever had
chucklemation (628) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a dark ruby with a very thin head. Aroma is oak and lots of caramel. Flavor is same, but very sweet, and with a full, syrupy mouthfeel. Tons of flavor. Incredible.
sinfull (953) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color , thin head. Aroma of caramel malt , oak and spices. Sweet caramel , wood , bourbon and fruits in taste . Some alcohol in finish and aftertaste. Strange feeling of the excess of something. I don't know certainly what bother me. Maybe its sweetness.
solidfunk (4705) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of barrel in this. Maroon pour with decent head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Very syrupy. Lots of caramel malt. Not the kind of barley wine I prefer. Bottle pour at Churchkey event.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap-Thin lt tan dk amber. A-sweet caramel med malt, spice.
T -sweet caramel med malt, spice.
joelfaber (35) - Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle at home. Pours copper with a thin head of tan foam. Aroma is sweet, with apples and dark fruit. Taste is sweet, woody and bourbon. Not as complex as other Avery heavy hitters as there are very liittle hops. Body is full with a creamy texture and soft carbonation; finish is long and sweet.
dfinney23 (1960) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big and sweet and oaky, just as you would expect from a demon. I like many sweet beers but this one’s almost to much even for me.
Theydon_Bois (10587) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Churchill’s, San Marcos, 14/11/14 - listed as 16.9%!
Clear amber to chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is boozey, sweet tunes, dark stoned fruit, bourbon notes, candied fruit peel, perfume.
Taste comprises coconut, very sweet licks, candied fruit peel, bourbon wood notes, toasted brown sugar.
Full body, fine carbonation, sweet close.
Hides the booze well but way to sweet to truly kick back and enjoy this one!
Crichton99 (3) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweetness and alcohol hit the nose. Oak almost bourbon flavor come through. This one is really sweet. Definitely a sipper.