BuckeyeBoy (3119) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours out burnt orange not much of a head. Nose is vanilla barrel fruit and a little citrus hop. Taste is fruity some sweet malts vanilla and a nice barrel touch.
Errl (1890) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is golden with a tan head..Nose is coconut, vanilla, oak, spice..Taste is spice, vanilla, oak, sweetness, hop spice, coconut...
Bacterial (1918) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster pour at Sam Fest Barleywine Festival (2015). Citrus hazy orange pour with a citrus nose and taste. Slight rind bitterness, no heat. None of the soapiness that others seem to find from bottle pours.
mikem409 (1765) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Orange color with white head. Soapy hop aroma. Taste follows weird soap taste.
Homer321 (2487) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter. Nose is woody with hints of vanilla. Strong malt sweetness in the nose as well. Pour is a hazy, murky, reddish Orange with a very small white head. Taste is chewy sweet at first, then the alcohol hits and it’s enough to make the hairs on my arm stand straight up. Finished with a grainy, woody, almost drying character. Second sip goes down much smoother now knowing what to expect, but there is just no way to hide that alcohol. The wood adds a nice vanilla smoothness to it, almost cakey character to it. Slightly crusty, in a good way. Overall very good but would like it toned down a tad.
UDBeernut (1978) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden Amber, mostly hazy. White head. Pretty strong oak presence, bourbon is a bit subdued. Slight bitterness. Full body, booze is a bit hot.
dmac (4474) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an ugly orange brown center with light muddy edges and a smaller foamy white head. Aroma is damn solid, woody, light burnt honey, dry fruit, hiney topped bread, molasses, very slight hint of alcohol. Medium body, softer carbonation and some decent heat to slow you down on this big boy. Flavor of caramel and molassess, dry wood, alcohol, honey topped grains, hint of watered down scotch. Put this in the like column.
JohnnyJ (4750) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Slightly murky orange pour, with a thin off white head. Sweet caramel, sugary, fruit, whiskey, citrus, sweet bread, and bitter finish. Too sweet for me, but ok.
Warped_Silver (115) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange yellow and hazy. Aroma is hoppy with booze and straw/hay. Mouthfeel sweet, hoppy, sticky. Med body for barley wine. Very good
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chinchill (2621) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oak aging is obvious in tasting, where it mainly provides woody and rye whisky flavors, but it’s subtle at most in the aroma.
Fruit and booze in the nose.
Nicely complex and soft for style but alcohol should be more hidden .