jjgmd (1980) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber red color with virtually no head. Nose is sweet and fruity and oaky with some tannin notes. Taste is fruity with lighter caramel and sweet toffee with some oak notes. Strong tannins. Finish is dry, moderately sweet and ends on the same tasting notes with a barrel aged ending . quaff score 7 / 10
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a mostly clear light brown color with off-white, darker ivory colored head. Sweetness, caramel, dark fruits, cherry, berry, oak, plenty of barrel character, blends pleasantly, all on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a berry, sherry, candied pecan type of sweetness. Well done, each of the barrels adds something to this beer.
dnstone (2601) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, boozy-malty aroma. Pours amber in color with an off-white head. A nice barleywin, sweet and malty with a cherry character. More complex than my notes give credit for.
Notes: Bottle at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting ’15
BuckeyeBoy (5824) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle so the story goes like this. O an epic collaboration with hotd a new series of cool fun beers. Who would have guessed it was like a year or more behind schedule that’s right thanks hotd for your half of the collaboration to make the beer flat so Deschutes had to do everything they could to make it carb up. We’ll finally the wait was over this is a limited amount o shit I had better buy like a half rack. Nope you can still find it around. Ok ok pours out a muddy amber brown topped with a small head yes some carbonation. Nose is nice big pit fruit rich malts lots of wood tons going on and over time like any hotd beer it has gotten much better. Taste is more of the fruit notes caramel lots of wood.
koleminer20 (2412) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Enjoyed at the 3rd Annual Barleywine Tasting at Travis’s house on February 20. 12oz bottle. The pour on this thing is a darker brown with a nice light brown bit of lace that falls down leaving a couple spots of lace. The aroma is pretty good. There is a big booze right up front. There is definitely influence from multiple booze sources. You can pick up the sweetness of the cognac, the spiciness of the rye, and the traditional bourbon. There is a definite woody portion to this. There is a little tart fruit and a nice caramel and roasted malt. The flavors are pretty good. It’s not as complex as the nose, but it pretty decent. There is the caramel, the dark fruits, and a big booziness. It’s definitely very complex. The mouth feel is thicker and nice, with a sharper carbonation and a lingering sour booziness. It’s one of the more interesting beers I’ve had in quite some time. Most of the beers that are in it are detectable in some aspect. It’s pretty solid. Not too shabby.
DenverLogan (1069) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 oz bottle into a Chouffe tulip glass. Pours brown with head and lace. Aroma of tart and tangy fruit, sour mash, oak. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark tropical fruit juice, oak, bourbon, red wine, bitter herbs, plum juice, Cognac. Overall rich, bold, quite complex...perhaps a bit too complex but certainly interesting.
TimE (4959) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color. Slightly sour nose with caramel, dried fruit, cherries, burnt raisins. Full body, sour, lots of caramel, raisins. Nice sour finish with lots of caramel and burnt raisin finish.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from DalzAle about 4 or 5 years ago, thanks Greg! Shared with illini08. This one has aged nicely. Medium brown pour with a decent, lasting head in spite of little carbonation. Aroma is slightly tart and woody. Flavor has notes of sour cherry/berry, oak, toffee and hints of tobacco and leather. I’ve never had Stoic, but can definitely pick out notes from the other three beers which make up this gem. Beers like this make me glad I’m still a Beer Knurd.
AirForceHops (6079) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz.mbottle shared by Willrunforbeer. Label reads Best After 4/30/2013. Yep we are go with that date!! Hazy caramel color without much head. Aroma is sour oak, vinegar and sour grain.
Flavor has a huge oak profile that has the notes of cognac and rye whiskey the labels speaks about. Base of the beer has strong malt with dark fruits (raisins, dates) with a syrupy texture that becomes dry from the large amount of oak. No sour notes is a huge plus for me. This is pretty nice.
Chalumeaux (1039) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours medium brown amber with little carbonation. Aroma of cherry dark fruit oak and malty bread. Taste is smooth abv is hidden but you can feel the bourbon with a nice slightly sour finish.