rondphoto (1947) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Fifty West / Cincinnati OH --- Hazy brown color with a head cover and light splashes of lace. Taste is big caramel malt and toffee and vanilla that builds to a strong alcoholic finish that I think has a little bourbon (or is that licorice?) in it. So big that sipping seems to be the only way, but what a nice brew in hand with the guys on the porch on a rainy night. Really good.
JStax (2974) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Pours a clear amber with a beige head of foam. The aroma is oaky, licorice, leather, some cherry. Very sweet with a bit of fruit. Low carbonation.
Ferris (3909) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler - Oak, brown sugar and caramel. Clearish copper with a think white head. Oak, raisins and mellow dark sugars. Very smooth and rich.
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #40. Growler shared by the brewers at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a thin head. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, raisin, mild whiskey. The taste is oak, alcohol, brown sugar.Medium bodied, pretty hot. 200th barleywine!
jtclockwork (8254) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at Downtown Inn tasting at RBWG. Pours amber brown. Nose and taste of toffee, caramel, bourbon, oak and sticky dark fruits. Full bodied.
deyholla (6613) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler on the RBWG 2014 bus. Pours a near clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet gran, toffee and caramel note with hints of bitterness and bourbon. Flavor is sweeter with caramel, sweet grains and bourbon throughout.
BeerandBlues2 (9599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie and caramel malt, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dates, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
drsordr (1045) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler sample hazy dark copper. Nose bourbon,dank hop,sweet malt. Taste nice balance of bourbon,vanilla,sweet malt,and mild earthy. Some sweet in the finish.
Dogbrick (7998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy brownish-orange color with a thin off-white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and bourbon. Full-bodied and syrupy with a boozy character and flavors of caramel malt, fruit and hops. The finish is sweet with a bourbon and charred malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in a sampler at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma and flavor: vanilla, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, golden raisins, dates, toast, a little oak, and some warming bourbon late. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, malty, coating mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The barrel really complements this beer well. Nice sipper.