radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks MrChopin! Poured a red/amber color with a off-white, wispy head. Aroma is sweet malts, with penty of bourbon notes, some chocolate notes, and a touch of dried fruits. Alcohol is pretty well masked in this particular one.
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
translucent red-sepia, thin white collar. Cheesy nose is light roast and chocolate, thin and hot with paint thinner, some caramel and molasses adds depth a la JW Lees. Flavor is chocolate and oxidation up front, mid is dead, papery with caramel hints, stinging sugar shoots in and out,
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks MrChopin. Medium beige head atop clear garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, whiskey/Bourbon, some raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, whiskey. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 Shared by MrChopin. Thanks Kevin. The beer is copper hued with a small tan collar. Nice aroma of malt, toffee, brown sugar. Nice flavor as well. Medium bodied with a prominent brown sugar character. Light spice. Sweetness is mild and never cloying. A delightful sipper.
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GT2 (5664) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL black wax from the brewery for $15. Pours a clear deep red. Weaker yellowish foam. Nose is malted milk balls, richer buttery bourbon, no sweet tomato paste, buttery chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, bitter, roasty. Palate is a bit soapy, thinner. Decent, not worth the price tag. Barrel was impressive. Base beer unimpressive.
Tmoney99 (8792) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, toasted malt and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.
DrSilverworm (2733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Mostly clear dark red color, with a brown tint. Minimal bubbly khaki head. Good dots of lace. Nice whiskey woody vanilla nose. Bigger body. Light, creamy carbonation. Sweet taste. Alcohol is noticeable, no bite or burn, but a little harsh in the finish. Some licorice, light chocolate malt, some bitter dark chocolate. Complex, but the bite to flavor ratio is a little harsh for me. Nice long aftertaste with which to enjoy the complexities, though
boFNjackson (3580) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured copperish brown with a khaki head. Nice drinking and smooth for the higher ABV. Vanilla and pastry-like breadiness. Oak and whiskey, good amount of wood flavor with a strong maltiness and sweetness, and even some bitterness. Dark and toasted sugars added a nice complexity.
Martinus (1795) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear reddish brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of molasses, soy sauce, vanilla, bourbon, soaked prunes, caramel and burned sugar. Sweet flavour, light bitterness, vanilla, molasses and dried fruits. Finish molasses, coconut and bourbon.
Very nice brew.
(From 66cL waxed bottle shared by travlr @ DDvdK. Thank you for sharing, Gene!)
Beer2knew (6) - Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my first barley wine. Pours really dark with a thin off white head that lingers. Great lacing all the way down glass. Slight sweetness with hint of oak and whiskey. Over all I would say this is great barley wine just wish I would have bought more than one bottle.
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