madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th January 2012
Cloudy dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Smooth and slightly soft palate with mild fine carbonation. Intense malt with a lot of lactose. Bourbon and sweet coconut. Aniseed alcohol. Semi dry finish. Nothing subtle about this big ol’ BA Barleywine. Good though!
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a cloudy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, roasted malt, cherry, char, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel malt, vinous, bread, rum raisins, vanilla, and light char.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black Friday tasting. Quite an interesting brew. All of the normal flavors in a BW you would expect then the mix of the pinot barrels and hops...quite unique and good.
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Murky brown ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. An olfactory delight – caramel, brown sugar, praline, bourbon and oak. Full-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and tender carbonation. The flavor is a terrific balance of caramel, roastiness and tannic bitterness. Finishes bittersweet with a very light acidic twang. World class bottle of beer courtesy of Beerlando!
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Cloudy, dark brown appearance with a small brown head. Super rich caramel, thick dark sugary, woody, toffee, grape, dark fruity aroma. Very thick, sweet, thick caramel malty, sticky, dark fruity, light vanilla, slight woody, toffee, port flavor with a warming, somewhat, white vinous, boozy finish.
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Deep amber color, almost brown with a small sized off white head. Aromas of wood, oak, caramel, and malty. Tastes of wood, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and port.
arminjewell (8674) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of bottle is dark reddish brown with thin to no white head, aroma has notes of port and wine notes, hints of dark fruit, caramel, some slight wine and oak notes as well. Thanks to Aaron for the pour! Taste has notes of wine and port notes, with big sweet cherry and dark fruit notes, hints of vanilla, finish with a hint of booze but not bad. Nice brew!
DocLock (8597) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from CAH. Pours deep brown w 1f ow head. Nose is huge scottish malt, tobacco, raisin, oaky spirits, prune. Tastes very scotch malty, earthy, very oaky and cognacy, with hops, prune, and fine tobaco notes, and a very rich, very complex palate. Oaky and spirity as hell, while maintaining a good balance. This one went great with a maduro Fuente cigar and a hunk of aged cheddar.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barrel aged bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a small off-white head and a hazy brown body. Aroma of honey, oak, dark fruits, maple, light spice and florals, vanilla. Taste is bitter, maple and vanilla. Big, thick and syrupy. Lively-ish bubbles.
Camons (7787) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarons place, Thanks. Pours hazy dark brown, no head. Aroma of malt, dark chocolate, oak, dark fruit, port. Taste is malty, chocolate, caramel, oaky, dark fruits, plums, portlike, very nice and complex. Medioum body, low carbonation, long lasting portlike finish. Very good. 020312