beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, - AUG 20, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a nice dark caramel amber color with a beige head. Aroma is really complex, lots of oak, bourbon, vanilla, almost stout like qualities of roasted malt and chocolate, some sweet and caramel malt, toffee, charred oak, dark fruits, molasses and brown sugar. The flavor follows the nose and is amazing, lots of oak, bourbon and vanilla, with the stouty notes of roasted and toasted malt and chocolate, some sweet and caramel malt, charred oak, dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar and toffee. The body is full with a sticky mouth feel. Overall an amazing Barley Wine, and probably the best I have had!
jkwood04 (3883) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of lots of bourbon and oak and vanilla, toffee and caramel and roasted malts, some alcohol, some hop bitterness. Flavor a great combo of the barrels and oak and vanilla and the barley wine plus light notes of the stout. Thick texture. An amazing beer.
Salmoniform (574) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with brown head. Aroma is bourbon, toffee, vanilla, ethanol, raisins. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and smooth carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice astringent bitterness in the following and an ethanol finish. Overall this was a nice brew.
ericdevin (743) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at de Garde. Pours a translucent deep brown, rich and sweet aroma, lots of oaky and caramel notes. Hot! Body full and very woody, finish sweet, sticky, smoky. Nice but not as good as others have said.
vtafro (3256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour. Dark pour no head. Dark fruit some sweet aromas. Dark malts, spices and some sweetness.
RobertDale (3420) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. Thanks Dustin! Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, fruit, vanilla, and malt. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, malt, caramel, and brown sugar. Very special, perhaps best Barley Wine I have tasted.
tdoyledesign (173) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a bomber at Heidelberg Goose Island Migration Week. Pours a golden brown with no head. Aroma is super subtle and well balanced. Aroma is slight sugar, vanilla and the smoothness of Pappy Van Winkle. Taste is very, very smooth and by far the most well balanced barley wines I’ve ever had. Palate is just so very well balanced that you could take several sips and identify so many different characters.
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home ... Bottled 10/08/11 It pours dark brown with a small tan read... Syrup, bourbon, dark fruits like raisins and plums, some spicy notes, caramel, oak.... very nice ... thx for this gems...
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. 2011 bottle!
APPEARANCE: dark Amber beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: Bourbon, sweet, chocolate, wood.
TASTE: Bourbon, complex but balanced. Very sweet though, alcohol is very clear in the aftertaste. Very nice and chocolate taste.
BuckeyeBoy (2694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle thanks to Chris. Have had this a couple of times. Pours out a muddy brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is great sweetness maple syrup bourbon sweetness barrel and greatness. Taste is as the nose bourbon sweetness barrel maple wow this is still holding on great.
sitzds (291) - - JUN 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle poured into taster glass at Hunahpu’s Day 2014. Brown body that lets no light through. No head or lacing. Dark fruits, bourbon, barrel notes - vanilla, coconut, charred staves, wood - booze, raisins, and brown sugar. Taste is sweet with all the same flavors followed by a touch of woody bitterness, and a blast of alcohol on the throat. Full body, smooth creamy texture, average carbonation, and a long boozy finish.