Chipalsa (1306) - Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crrrazy brew thanks to OmegaX. It pours a nice ruby body, and a nice plush off-white head that is very appealing. Aromas of cherries, molasses, cocoa, bourbon and vanilla entice the senses - quite the complex scent. With a mouthful of caramel, chocolate, cherries and brown sugar, this brew is complex and intense as it warms up. Finishes with a hint of wood and bitter/dry hops, the palate is complete on this one. Yay.
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mine says Abacus. It’s older. Very dark mahogany colored pour. Nice, medium-sized, khaki head that fades quickly and leaves just a bit of lacing. Huge peppery, woody aroma. Smells of bourbon, malt, dirt, and wood. Taste is big on pepper, vanilla, bourbon, malt. Smooth, sweet, with a slight alcohol presence on the back. Does not drink like 13%. Better watch out if you have more than a couple on hand. They are that smooth. Excellent beer.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an absolutely exquisite barleywine. It has an understated bourbon and vanilla blend up front. There is a gradual transition into sweet chocolate & caramel malts with dark fruit spices coming out in the finish. The taste is amazingly clean, with no lingering sweetness or booziness; which is surprising because it has an abv of 12.0%
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Aarons place, Thanks. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite ring of foam along the glassides. Aroma is malty, caramel, bourbon, toffee, vanilla, dark fruit. Taste is full and very complax with malts, caramel, toffee, rich bourbon flavors, oak, vanilla, plums and other dark fruit. Full body, low carbonation, rich lasting sweet oaky bourbon finish. Fantastic. 020312
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle. Nice dark pour with a thin head. Smooth delicious flavor. Sweet bitter cherry with some chocholet.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2012 Poured from bottle to a snifter. Medium brown to golden amber in color. Almost no head- some creamy tan bubbles on the side of glass. Nose is lots of vanilla, alcohol with notes of sweet bourbon. Oily mouthfeel and surprisingly thin for my expectations. Initial taste is vanilla, dark toffee with hints of caramel. Again, lots of bourbony sweetness with a good alcohol burn. Long finish. A great and incredibly complex beer!
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon, fruit, molasses. The appearance is a cola brown, slightly translucent, thin light tan head. The flavor is oak, vanilla, chocolate, molasses. The finish is booze warming, sweet bourbon, pine needles. The booze is a little too much on the palate and in the flavor. Maybe a year of aging would really do wonders for this. Medium/thick in body. Beautiful.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing. 2011 vintage. Dark brown color with a thick white head. 6oz snifter. The nose shows roasted nuts, a variety of pit fruit and some spice. Layered and complex palate showing figs, mocha, citrus and berries. Perfect mouthfeel and absolutely no heat on the long finish.
Marheb (1747) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 Assez épeurant, l’alcool est complètement dissimulé derrière son corps caramélisé style bonbon à la tire. Un côté fruité, cerise noire est également présent. Les différents vieillissements en baril accomplissent un travail magistral de liaison entre les saveurs. Chocolat, vanille et café font également parti de la fête. Sans grande surprise, simplement à la hauteur.
maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2012 Pours a ruby red/brown with fine lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, caramel, and bourbon. Flavour reflects this, highlighting the bourbon as the main characteristic.Really sweet to begin with, but very well balanced with a woody after taste. Lovely.