JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of fiulijn. Very hazy/cloudy pour on a ruddy amber pour. A thin and fast-fading white head. The nose is very vineous and peppery. Black pepper and some intensely aromatic barrel character. A little bit of barrel character. Vanilla and some spice along with a bright lactic sort of spiciness and a touch of clove. Some soft tartness and a bit of acetic cherry flavour. Soft and fruity with some nice cinnamon and spice. A little bit of light fruit and tartness. Bright and cherryish character with a lingering light funk.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber (not the same as pictured)---> tulip, Pours dark ruby amber with zero head. Aroma is very roasty, boozy, with a hint of red wine. Taste is roasted honey with a tad bit of non-offensive booze. Palate is kind of syrupy with no carbonation. Highly enjoyable beer.
rondphoto (2044) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Sergio’s in Louisville. Medium ruby amber with a light haze; persistent rim head, no lace. Taste truly surprises - startsa robustly with a tart & sour fruit / malt collaboration (no pun) that moves smoothly through the finish. A great sipping beer. Also noted: it may be 10%abv, but none of that shows up in the drink.
BelgianBeerGal (3198) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Big Beers. Wow, this was different. Not what I was expecting when I was told it was a barley wine. Pretty tart sour and brett notes with a hint of the rum booziness in the background. Interesting and worth a try.
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Basically no head. Not much of an aroma except a hint of fruits. Fruity sweet barley wine but not too much. Actually pretty good and a lingering after taste.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Yuck! Had to pour this one out which hurt for the price. Tart aroma with awful vinegar flavor. Very disappointed.
lhharris (25) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with no head. Aroma of cherry, wood, dark fruits. Taste of cherry, the rum barrel comes through pretty well also a nice funkiness. Very low almost no carbonation. Tart and dry with a lingering taste. Over all not too bad was hoping all the flavors would be more noticeable might have to let this warm up even more. For the strength the alcohol is very well hidden.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
anders37 (16765) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty slightly earthy oaky caramel aroma. Fruity malty oaky rum flavor with weak sour lactic hints. Has a fruity malty slightly sour tart oaky caramel finish.
fiulijn (14740) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012-05-02, bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier, brewed in 2011, 7-3-8-4-16=38
Cloudy amber color, with small to no head, pouring viscous. Aroma of malt, vinegar, balsamic vinegar, oak with some vanilla. The body is bold, with full mouthfeel; astringent caramel and malt flavor, with a light interesting vinegar note, some sourness and later light oak vanilla. A complex experiment; may improve with aging.
2011-12-15, bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier, brewed in 2011, 8-4-8-4-18=42
It pours a hazy dark amber color, flat, no carbonation, no head. Intense aroma, with malt, the classic BFM funkyness, wood, light vanilla. Full bodied, although the semi-sweet mouthfeel is cut by a moderate sourness; good malt flavor, strong bitterness, with light astringency and medium funkyness, turning into bitter orange peels; there is a light caramelly note of rum. The alcohol is just perceived. Very good.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
#300! Bottle: Pours a cloudy muddy brown with no head to be seen. Aroma is nice with hints of cherry, dark fruit, caramel, oak, and a mild rum presence. Flavor is sweet with hints of cherry, caramel, wine, and a apple sourness. Has a creamy texture with a mild dryness in the tart finish. A good sipper.