jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBWG on the Brewbus. Cheers to whoever shared this! Amber pour with a tight off-white head. Brown sugar and sweet candied red fruits. Pretty jammy. Some grape fruit rollups. Toffee and caramel, glazed donut. A touch of boozy heat. Flavor is hot and sweet. Sugary rich cereal graininess. Toasty. A bit of hot wood. Some dark red fruits dipped in caramel. Thick and flabby, oily. Pretty solid, but a bit hot, muscular.
Theydon_Bois (12680) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 thanks to whomever supplied this juan.
Murky chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is rich malt, dark fruit shreds, booze fumes, barrel notes, spice, dates.
Taste comprises fruit cake, toffee, dates, figgy jam, light spice, toasted brown sugar, hint of oxidisation creeping in.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Decent BA BW but perhaps starting to wain a little now.
Art (2232) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from FBW 2014. Shared at BA tasting. Clear dark Amber pour. No head. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is sweet and boozy. Medium body and light carb.
GenDV138 (3350) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Hazy brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, brandy. Tastes of brandy, oak, caramel, butterscotch, booze. Medium body with a dry finish.
Sledutah (6030) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared on the RBWG brew bus
Cloudy amber with a medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of caramel and woody. Flavors of caramel, woody, vanilla and leather
DrSilverworm (8538) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, tasted during RBWG bus tour. Towards the end of the bottle. Totally hazy red brown color. Thin off-wnite head, leaving decent bits of lace. Bigger body. More full feel. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation, sort of creamy and slick. Moderate sweet taste. Mild oxidization. Light bitter, mild warmth. Caramel, some barrel character, kind of spicy woody touch of apple. An alright barleywine.
Travlr (15851) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle during RBWG 2015 in Tampa. Hazy amber color. Aroma of butterscotch, vanilla. Taste is boozy butterscotch.
Homer321 (2737) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the buse. Nose is candy with some dried fruit. Slightly sweet but still seemingly thin. Weird. Moderate carbonation with some alcohol warming. Nice.
Fritz123 (1303) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep murky brown with no real head. Flight at Aces and Ales in Vegas. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and some booze. Taste was caramel, heavy malts, toffee, vanilla, and finishes boozy. No real brandy barrel present. Muted flavors. Medium to full body.
JK (4955) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating from notes. Brown color. A little oxidation, medium sweet and a hint of hops. I didn’t taste brandy but it is a little hot on the palate.