BrentBlack (10) - Adirondacks, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled on 6/15/12. Another home run from Firestone Walker. Amber in color. Nice notes of toffee, bourbon whiskey oak, and fruit...seems like cherry to me. Warming but in a subtle way. Wish I had another bottle to see how it would taste 6-8 months from now. Everything you would want in a barley wine aged in oak and bourbon barrels.
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Crispy34 (415) - Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle.... Good luck, Sam, and thanks, Dad. Aroma is boozy with some malt. Appearance is a dark bronze with with no head. Taste kinda reminds me if barley wine with more booze. Very well done beer, of course. Palate is ok. Overall, an outstanding beer. Glad i was able to share this with some great peeps.
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Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Brown with beige head. Aroma of wood and malt. Flavour with caramel and some tangy tone
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Really pretty deeb brown red clear pour with a light tan head. Aroma is Sweet malt out the wazoo. Caramel, toff, lots and lots of malt. Flavor is similar. Maybe the barest hint of bitterness, but mosty one glorious malt bomb. The finish is a bit boozy, but that’s ok. Really nice beer. I’d like to get a bottle of this to age.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a mostly clear deep caramel and gold color with a thin layer of beige head. The nose is rich and boozy with smooth oak, bourbon and toffee. The taste starts with layers of toasted malts, caramel, dark fruit and burnt sugar. A light touch of citrus hops come in next and are swept away by sweet vanilla and chewy toffee. Notes of dark raisin lurk underneath, meshing nicely with the oak barrel treatment. Finishes boozy and sticky. Warm and inviting with a kiss of hops. This a phenomenal barley wine and the Beerhive is the only place in the state that managed to get some.
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at CBC 2013. Clear amber - offwhite head. Caramel, sweetness, barley, toastes, wooden, coconut, raisins, nutty, light candy sweetnes,s knækbrød, american oakey vanilla/coconut, warming alcohol. Nice.
Rasmus40 (11728) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 040513
thewolf (11233) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ CBC 2013.
Pours clear chestnut brown with very little head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, toffee, chestnut, hazel, oak and port. Medium carbonation, nice oily and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely balanced but also quite sweet and sticky. Oak, port, light oxidation, vinoius, sugary. Quite warming finish.
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 04.05.2013, 0,65l bottle sampled @ CBC:
Lett fyldig og sødmerik fruktig lukt med preg av malt, tørka frukt, bourbon, vanilje, tre, karamell, gras. Tørr sødmerik smak med preg av malt, sukker, bourbon, tre, vanilje, tørka frukt, karamell, gras, hint av mandelessens. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei nok.
madsberg (10457) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2013: Amber coloured. Unclear. Dnese beige head. Aroma: Caramel, spice, ripe fruits, some sweetness, oak, brown sugar, herbs. Flavour: Ripe fruits, caramel, brown sugar, herbs, oak, bourbon, spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends fruity and woody.