GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From draft. Pour dark amber brown with little tan head. Smell tons of Malt and toffee. Dark fruit and caramel taste with lite alcohol burn. I like the fact that this is lighter in the Bourbon barrel taste. A little liter bodied than many other barleywines as well. I have had many better versions of the style but this is still a treat and worked well on this warm summer night as my last beer.
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mfhennig (179) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber. Color is a dark brown, small beige head. Boozy aroma dominates. Flavor is pretty complex, bourbon is very upfront here, dark fruit, molasses. Despite the high ABV, this is pretty smooth.
This is one of the really good ones. Flavor improves as it warms, and as it does, I keep tweaking the numbers higher. This bottle was at least six months old, so it goes onto the search list. Xcellent brew!!!
PartyFowle (733) - - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The girlfriend says "la petite mort" is a French phrase for orgasm. If so: good name for a beer. Bottle into tulip. Muddy clay-red. A thin tan head quickly recedes to a ring. The nose: bourbon, maple, lots of molasses, some dark chocolate and a harsh grainy note followed by sweetness. Vanilla, figs, toffee. Bread pudding. The flavor doesn’t have as much bourbon character as the nose would suggest. Rather, it’s very malt-focused -- toasted wheat, rich toffee, burnt sugar. Very wheatwine-like. Moderate bitterness. Nice and oaky. Medium body, sugary, semi-viscous. Mild co2. Just a little alcohol burn. Tasty beer.
48FanInCali (827) - California, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - very solid malt bomb offering. Black pour with off white head. Nose of malt, barrel, and vanilla. Taste follows the nose with some roast notes. Not sure what time will do to this one. Fresh seems to be working well.
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Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, this thing sucked. It was cloying sweet barleywine esque. Nothing enjoyable at all. Barf.
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-206) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!
Clear red brow beer, creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: boozy, sweet, caramel, lots of vanilla. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, lots of vanilla, caramel, alcohol, bit watery, thin, lots of alcohol. Aftertaste: bit sourish, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, soft bitterness, grassy touch, more alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, little thin in texture.
BrewHaMeister (323) - - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a murky brown with no real head or lacing. Aromas of caramel, leather, oak, bourbon, and vanilla with hints of fruit. Flavor is full bodied with a mild cocoa bitterness, slight oily mouth feel, and alcohol in the finish. Tasty.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, fruit and malt. Taste is bourbon, dark fruit, light carbonation, sweetness. Little boozy. So-so lacing.
JefVerstraete (2298) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBBWG, thanks Benzai! Orange colour, almost no head. Soft carbonation. Sweet malty, notes of bourbon, vanilla and dark sugar. Some fruitiness. Ok but too sweet.
77ships (6136) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Benzai! 655 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Dark brown, little mocha. Nose is sweet bourbon, soy sauce, light booze, touch too much umami for me. Taste is lightly metallic bourbon, herbal, vanilla, oak, lots of bourbon but it feels like the base beer was way too weak / not very interesting. Herbal malt body. Not orgasmic but the bourbon is thick enough for this to be enjoyable.
Benzai (11358) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by me. Superb dark brown to black color, medium sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, awesome awesome shit, no words for this. Fucking incredible. Taste malts, bourbon, roast, bitter. A little more thin texture as to what I had expected, but very very nice.