jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bomber w/ Simon. Shockingly non-existent nose. Where did it go? Flavor plays between candi sugar, plum, caramel, sweet malts, hops, booze. Not much oak. A bit raw. Not really all that great ... time will help, but it’ll never be worth the price tag. Bummer!
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber into goblet. Nice dark caramel color. The taste on this was subtler than I expected. In some ways it's just a big, well executed barleywine without much to really make it unique. The wine barrels don't really come into play overtly, though they do give it just a little more complexity. I like this, but nothing about it really stands out to me. Well done, though.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from the state store
Pours hazy brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts and bourbon. Taste is woody, vanilla, sweet malts and bourbon
A good Barley Wine. Easy drinking and no hot alcohols.
conway (1634) - - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with a thin off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, caramel and oak. Taste follows and is very sweet with a burnt caramel sort of thing going on. Rich, thick sticky mouthfeel. Nice.
John25 (692) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Room temp. Amber hues with brown. Sweet bakers cookie dough aroma with toffee and some heat. Sweet warm taste and feel. Roasted barley with some booze. Very good.
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DearBeer2013 (79) - - DEC 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Way too sweet for me. Reminds me of an aged Dogfish 120......................................
EtTuCthulhu (1134) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is an opaque reddish brown with a small white head that fades quickly. The aroma blends lots of booze with fig, caramel malts, and hints of oak and earthiness, and the taste is quite boozy, mildly bitter, slightly sour, and slightly sweet. The aftertaste also has lots of booze, but the malty sweetness is more apparent than in the initial flavor. The palate has an oily texture, soft carbonation, and a medium body.
devman171 (1048) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at rustico. Pours murky brown wit low head. Big toffee and light fruity oak. Taste is similar with a dry oak finish, good one
GenDV138 (1829) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Deschutes Launch Party event. Darky ruby brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
demmbonz (590) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bomber to Duvel glasses. Huge long lasting creamy tan head. Aroma of dark fruitiness and a little alcohol. Sticky sweetness that you can’t seem to lick from your gums no matter how hard you try. Velvety smooth. Brown sugar.
jsnicholas (249) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22oz $14) golden brown. Kind of cloudy. Off white head. Somewhat sweet. More wine like than expected. Overall pretty nice.