Advocate_Ames (568) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 1. Pours a murky dark brown with a very fine layer of foam floating on the surface. The aroma is of sweet apple brandy and oak. There is less dominating notes of toffee, fruit, and vanilla too. The flavor is rich and balanced. I could taste buttery toffee, mild tart fruits, soft chocolate, brown sugar, and sweet warming brandy booze. The finish had a pleasant lingering booze, mild bitterness, and a cherry tart fruit taste that blended well together. In the end this was a fine barrel aged barleywine brew.
Nocturne (1677) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Siren Festival of Wood. Dark reddish brown shade. Light tan head fading down. Aroma has a woody, apple, medicinal vibe. Barrel comes through in the taste. Lots of brown sugar. Hints of cola, chocolate and fruit running through. Thick, almost syrupy mouthfeel. Pretty drinkable though. Very nice and unique barley wine, but not quite in the elite tier.
CraftBeerNick (1726) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Siren Birthday, 7th March 15. Pours dark red brown. The aroma and taste is an in your face assault on the senses in a good way. Lots of apple brandy, sweet notes, loads of malt. Really smooth, delicious
mR_fr0g (8079) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Siren 2nd birthday. Thanks to Cris. Aroma is big vanilla, booze, unrefined sugars, raisin, hot alcohol. Flavour is big vanilla booze, sweet and sugary. Unrefined sugars caramel, sticky, dried fruits. Palate is full and sticky with moderate carbonation. Some hot alcohol.
cgarvieuk (20241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the siren event.. Dark malts.. Dark roast... Big chocolate... Dark chocolate heavy meaty malts... Dark malts... Heavy dark malts... Rich intense... Quite umami in linger..
Cybercat (4745) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly opaque brown with light tan head. Roast malt aroma has sweet caramel and earthy notes. Flavor is on the sweet side, caramel and malty and earthy notes. Texture has average viscosity and fizz.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 HMOG. Grant hooking it up. Sweet booze soaked fruits, caramel, deeper complexity, barrel, vanilla, dark aged fruits. Super nice.
GenDV138 (5259) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Brown with beige head. Aromas of brandy, dark fruit, booze, caramel, toffee. Tastes of caramel, toffee, brandy, dark fruit, booze. Medium body with a dry finish.
chinchill (3896) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CCB Leon bottled on Sept 2012. In a large bottle shared in Feb. at the RBWG-2015.
Hazy mahogany body with a good head.
Rich, attractive and complex aroma.
Flavor: Rich, mildly sweet and moderately complex with a hint of sherry.
Travlr (19935) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bus bottle during RBWG 2014 in Tampa. medium amber brown color. Aroma of sweet butterscotch and caramel. Taste is similar.