bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this beer just doesnít do it for me. Had it at the brewery a while back. Was never a fan of the old howling bastard so I was hesitent to try this let alone rate. Dark, warm, and a real head shaker....nakes your head shake!
Iíl pass on this, but itís a good barley wine.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Mugís. Other people at the bar were raving about this beer, but I just didnít get it. Maybe itís because I have never liked the OHB any time Iíve tried it.
Hazy amber color with a small beige head. Overly sweet caramel malt aroma and flavor with some dried fruits and lots of alcohol. The cask conditioning did lead to a nice smooth palate.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask: nicely balanced blend of barleywines. Sweet, but not syrupy. Heavily hopped, but well-balanced and very smooth. I like their Old Howling Bastard anyway, but this one has a really nice quality to it - maybe its the earthiness or the extra flavor from the bourbon barrels...Iíd drink this much more frequently if I could.
notalush (5449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Long Island Real Ale Festival - light amber with minimal carbonation (cask, duh) - rich caramel malt aroma, with hints of smokiness and a light alcohol/bourbon character from the barrels - the peat smoked malt from recent vintages really comes through, dispite the blending and barrel aging - very smooth - the bourbon barrels lend a nice, gentle vanilla character to the beer - just a touch of hops way in the back (probably from the more recent vintages) give a slight, herbal spiciness - quite nice.