Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dark golden color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of strong residual sugar notes with some maple and vanilla notes. Taste is a heavy mix of strong residual sugar notes with some vanilla, maple and bourbon notes with strong cereal notes. Body is full with good carbonation and light alcohol notes are perceptible. Not bad but sweet as hell which makes it hard to drink in large quantities.
euniceradio (397) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 bomber to tulip. Pours clear copper, frothy white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, candied raisin, butterscotch. Taste of same with vanilla, maple, bourbon, smooth sweet oak. So good!
mabel (8353) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[8060-20160130] 650mL bottle. Sweet toasted caramel and light maple hints in the aroma. Clear, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet oaked grainy maple syrup and boozy sweet pine nuts flavour. Medium body is sweet and smoothly boozy. Lovely and smooth. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8+
(c/o Radek Kliber)
Overheard: "Real women don’t drink barley wine." -- Trying to get a rise out of me? Skip.
Travlr (20303) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at City Tap House. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma of boozy burnt caramel. Taste is hot hot hot and boozy.
keepersj12 (3051) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of a strange brew that grew on me. The aroma had a lot of the barrel. The flavor had a bit of butterscotch. Burn hits the throat mid swallow.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Benzai (12596) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle [from trade with iggywh] @ home. Clear orange color, average to medium sized fizzy white to off-white head that completely disappears very quickly. Aroma is malts, bourbon, vanilla. Taste malts, bourbon, vanilla, booze, caramelised sugar and honey. Mostly dominant is the boozy honey-sweetish vanilla. Unfortunately that’s not exactly what I like, guess I should have read the commercial deScription a bit better. Happy to have tried it though. Average to decent body, slight oily yet sort of thin texture, a bit fizzy carbonation.
Art (2999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden yellow pour. Aromas of caramel and candied orange. Some booze. Sweet taste. Very well done.
palner (21) - - MAY 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2015 vintage. Hazy golden color with a light head. Quite boosy when cold, but strong Honey and oak notes. When it warm up the boosy dissapear, and the honey warm sweetness appear.
DuffMan (9022) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Grippitis, Parksy, Faysal, Mike G, and PQ. Clear medium golden, average white head. Aroma has notes of vanilla and honey and sherry, with hot alcohol fumes. Very sweet, with loads of buttery oak, vanilla, honey, cooked pineapple, very heavy mouthfeel, low bitterness, warming alcohol in the finish. Quite alcoholic, but a nice sipper to be shared.
MarcoDL (3788) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at tasting. Golden color. Great aroma of vanilla, bourbon booze and some caramelised malt. Rich thick taste of lots of bourbon vanilla, cream, ripe fruit, raisin and a long flavorful finish. Fantastic.