AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at DLD. I get Bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, sweet malts, caramel, and some other sweet candy aromas. Nice oak presence, but not over powering. Great beer.
Chudwick (2767) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at DLD - pours deep amber/brown with tan head. Nose is bourbon. Chocolate and vanilla flavors. Woody aftertaste. Dry. Sweet.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep amber with creamy tan head into tulip. Malty, vanilla booziness in the nose. Excellent body with perfect amount of vanilla, bourbon, and malt. Nice lean burn at the end. Excellent Beer.
TheHOFF43 (2032) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a cola colored, could pass for coke. Aroma is awesome. Caramel, malt and hops. Flavor is boozy caramel, oak, toffee and malts. Fuck, this beer is incredible. Not really boozy, but the alcohol is there.
AdamChandler (4470) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, Iím a beer hoarder. I had 2011 and 2012 vintages of this but wanted to do a vertical so I hoarded this instead of drinking it. Finally in 2013, I was able to buy 5 of these so I opened a fresh bottle. Wow. Hereís the review.
A - Deep mahogany leather and amber colors. 1 finger head that fades fast.
S - (Itís allergy season so I am stopped up and can only smell a faint level of caramel/toffee)
T - lovely vanilla and chocolate. very sweet , minimal malt profile for such a large 13% beer. impressive how damn drinkable this thing is!
M - Medium body, minimal carbonation
O - Wow. This is impressive. Itís a shame I canít smell this beer as thatís half the taste but seriously, for a 13% BA Barleywine, even fresh, this is smooth, drinkable, very impressive. World class for sure.
rxeight (2447) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark crimson color. Nose of bourbon and vanilla with sweet hard cand. Perfect blend of bourbon and barley wine. Nice barley wine finish. Pleasantly suprised. This is good stuff.
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ joes. Dark red to copper colour with no real head. Smells barley wine, raisins, caramel, sweet, bourbon, vanilla, oak wood. Tastes sweet, bourbon, oak, wood, raisins, alcohol, vanilla. Itís a lovely beer. Full body, velvetty, soft carbo. Love it.
MadRobin (2768) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 10 oz. pour at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, but extremely dark rust brown with a khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of dark fruit, port wine, brown sugar, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee and caramel.
Taste of bourbon, alcohol, dark fruit, toffee, vanilla, oak, brown sugar and leather.
Full body and medium/low carbonation.
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Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with minimal tan head. Smells oak, cherry. Tastes sweet, rich, creamy, oaky, bourbon, lot of cherry flavor, currants. Very very good. Extremely happy with this beer!
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours like a semi-flat coke; also looks like coke. Big toffee, raisin and woody aroma. Not overly sweet, nor syrupy, nice dry finish. This is a great barley wine.
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