cpetrone84 (1564) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is hazed dark copper with a lot of tan head and some foamy bubbles on top. Nose has a fair bit of caramel malt, faintly toasted grains, some sticky toffee, and a strong herbal hop presence. Very chewy body, soft palate and almost flat. Flavors are huge malt, chocolate and caramel malts with a touch of toasted grain. Hops are still quite strong, herbal and moderately bitter in the finish. A fair bit acidic and the lack of carb being down the back end.
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle - was hesitant to but due to price and not being all too familiar with brewery. pleasant surprise. plenty going on and on the positive side of things - plumbs? raisins? sure. bitterness? yup.
bonus points for helping me go to sleep early on a flyday night.
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweeet cherries, toffee, and brown sugar notes meet the nose while a light and slightly hazy plum pour sustains a thin white ring and no lacing. The palate is overall sweet, but there is a welcomed bitter finish. Dark sweet cherries, brown sugar, toffee, wood, hints of molasses and bitterness. Light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, while softly sweet this was an enjoyable barley wine.
TXBadger (1622) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice brown color with almost tan head. Dark fruit, whiskey, and sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet. I’m not usually a fan of barleywines, but they did a pretty darn good job with this one.
tdubesq (14) - - MAY 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whiskey aroma thst Pours dark reddish brown. Thin Carmel head. Sweet malt finished with alcohol and oak overtones. Hops are well balanced and you can feel the alcohol on your tongue.
jerseyjohn71 (230) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
complex notes, got to retry , not too bitter, raisin, alcohol, clove, earthy, resin, herbs, roasty, red, sparkling, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Ratman197 (10308) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, caramel, oak, spice and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.
DrSilverworm (7213) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at a bottle share in a hotel room after the most recent Jackie-O’s bottle release. Mostly clear red orange color. Thin off-white head. Couple bits of lace. Lots of caramel, dark fruit in the nose. Bigger body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Tropical fruity hop notes. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of tartness. Light bit of spiciness. Alright barley wine, for me. I don’t care for them being this tropical fruity.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by the Dayton crew at the Jackie-O’s release hotel bottle share. Thanks! Pours a cloudy amber color with a small off white head. Notes of brown sugar, raisins, dates, cake, and toffee. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good beer, but very sweet.
ilovedarkbeer (2363) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a mahogany color with little head. Notes of dark fruits, port reduction, nuts, candi sugar, and citrus hops. Well integrated alcohol.