artmcd8 (1998) - 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 (2580) - 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 (5573) - 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 (7779) - 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 (14398) - 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 (2434) - Rock Ridge, 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 (1227) - 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 (4811) - 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.
djd07 (4899) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with beige head. The aroma is caramel, brown sugar, and oak. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast and caramel, light booze. Good
BVery (7367) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Murky brown amber pour with a small head. Oak, caramel sweetness. Some prune. Smooth palate. Nice!