JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, apple chocolate and booze. Malty and caramelly flavor with boozy finish that carries a slight dryness.
Cybercat (3679) - 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 (1915) - 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 (2458) - 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 (2461) - 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 (14195) - 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.
Homer321 (2369) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on the bus. Batch 1. Nose is dried raison. Toffee. Some sherry. Holy Cowe. A soft malty sweetness with a dried booziness. Some sherry and a late chest warning presence. Pretty damn yum.
swoopjones (6537) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 at Coles Barleywine Contest 2015, Darker cola colored pour, medium/fullerbodied. Soy notes, reminescient of Sam Adams triple bock. Barrel aged, sweet malts, brandy booziness.Decent
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with tan head. Brandy, candied fruit, malty sweet aromas. Flavors are sweet, malty, brandy and liquor tones.
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Tasted on 10/21/12 from a capped 750mL bottle. Pours a very deep, dark brown with an average tan head that slowly recedes to thin, whispy lace. The nose is sweet raisin, caramel, maple, vanilla, date, brown sugar, and some brandy heat. The flavor is all about the sweet dried fruit up front with the vanilla brandy, and moving to just a touch of roast and the lightest bitterness. The body is super full with less than average, but just the right amount of carbonation, and a long brandy heat and woody vanilla finish. This is an excellent barley wine.
theothermatt (257) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from El Catador. Big and rich nose of booze, caramel, raisins, figs and apples. Really rich and sweet. Lots of dark fruits. Very little booziness that I get off the nose. As is warms if gets even a bit sweeter and oak and apple shine though.