Narnad (1471) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy smokes is this strong of whiskey! Aroma explodes from the bottle with a very strong whiskey, light vanilla, light wood and light malt nose. Pours a deep red/brown color with a modest creamy, off-white head with great staying power. Flavor tastes like your drinking a glass of whiskey. Strong whiskey flavors overpower the light vanilla, malt, lots of wood and a slight smokey finish. Body is modest with a low fine carbonation and a very strong, hot alcoholic flavor. Overall this beer is too one dimensional. The whiskey flavor overpowers almost an normal barleywine character. This beer would be a great candidate for sharing as I could see this being the perfect sipping beer amongst a large grouping of friends.
conway (1575) - - AUG 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is heavy on the barrel. Taste has huge caramel malt, vanilla and intense heat from the rye. Smooth rich palate. Really intense and awesome.
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bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark amber brown with beige bubbles. Aroma is alcohol. Full bodied. Slightly sticky. Flavor is boozy, rye, oak astringent. Far from dry, but the sweet is not obnoxious. Pretty tasty stuff. Heat is omnipresent, but not bothersome.
marcus (6696) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Colasanti. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and an alcohol aroma. There is a sweet dark malt and whiskey flavor with a more alcoholic finish.
50belair (2456) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Hopscotch. Amber pour with an off white head. Whiskey aromas. Boozy heat and caramel malts. Sweet. Good mouthfeel and body.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Okay… here goes. Dark garnet/ruby in color with an off-white head. The aroma is stiff of alcohol, deep, dark caramel and hops. Lovely. In the mouth, wow. It’s really… wow. Did I say wow? Alcohol ultimately wins over everything else, but the best of the rest follows closely behind. It’s really an incredible beer. It tastes aged. Hops, malts… everything is just so indescribable. The flavor (and especially the finish) really reeks of a whisky barrel. It’s not obnoxious, and perfectly balanced in all respects. I’m in love. Please, can I have this every day of the week? Beyond my expectations.
jtclockwork (8781) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at small gathering at my house. Pours reddish amber with tan head. Nose and taste of oak, rye whiskey, caramel, toffee, dark fruit and honey. Very smooth. Lighter medium body still masks the alcohol well.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of praline, caramel, and glazed figs. Pours clear brown with heavy carbonation. taste is very nice and sweet. Notes of honey, Pecan, and vanilla. Very light mouthfeel. Sweet and delicious.
mnmike (1034) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a snifter. Little head, ruby color. scattered lacing. Strong booze smell and taste.
johnnnniee (2411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade form MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a hazy copper color with a smallish off white head that dissipates almost instantly. The aroma is sweet dark sugary malts with hints of plum and prune. Light vinous grape skin aroma, a touch of alcohol and a nice vanilla and woody touch. The flavor starts off sweet sugary malts but that is whisked away by oak and spirits as well as the fruit from the aroma. Ligth spicy tartness rounds out the flavor nicely. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carboantion and a sweet almost sugary mouthfeel. Nice barrel aged brew that I’d never heard of until the bottle arrived at my doorstep.