Homer321 (1602) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to webbshoney. Nose of toffee and booze. Taste is lots of sugar and burnt toffee. Minimal head. A little but of boost in this one. God my reviews suck
lefossoyeur (444) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 vintage. Dark brown with reddish hues, small brownish head, fading pretty quickly. Big malty aromas of caramel, tobacco, plums , spice box and dried raisins shining. Medium to full body, alcoholic at first with intense bourbon and liquor on the palate. Long warming and sweet finale with some vanilla and cherry notes. Almost like drinking a fine bourbon. Pretty nice stuff.
beeratarian (86) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Holsteins in vegas. Vanilla, bourbon, butterscotch. Deep reddish orange with minimal head. Smooth bourbon, sweet dried fruit, really drinkable for the %. What an awesome beer. Soo complex. Over the top. Firestone walker is kicking serious butt with the big beers.
Hypo_Luxa (53) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is plums, confectionary sugar, molasses, raisins,
Very light bodied, cinnamon, vanilla, smoke.
Very nice body to sweetness balance. A really nice barley wine!
Salmoniform (459) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from tap to glass. Brown hued with nice white head that dissipated to a thin ring. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, figs, raisins, sugar, biscuit. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium bidy and nice carbonation. Taste is initially sweet with a slightly astringent bitter following and ethanol finish . Overal this is a great Barleywine that runs the border between an Emglish and American.
fitwitchik (242) - USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 bottle poured from a bomber into a Firestone Walker snifter a mahogany brown with a tan head that stayed around a bit longer than other "serious" English barley wines.
Aroma is booze followed by a sweet vanilla molasses.
Flavor is straight up sugar adoration. A blend of coconut, dark fruit, booze, chocolate. WOWza.
The balance of with higher ABV is bull eyes perfect. DAMN!!
Again another top 5 barley wine bucket list. So glad to have this beverage & another 2012 laying down like a good soldier.
cernjoh (98) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one fabulous Barleywine. Drinking a 2012 bottle poured into a Firestone Walker snifter. Aroma is bourbon and vanilla yumminess. Appearance is a semi transparent reddish brown letting just a bit of light pass through it. Head was 1/2 finger and a light tan in color. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, cherries, prunes, and liquorice. Palate is very pleasant with the just right amount of carbonation. Overall a great BW and at the top of my top 5. A sipper for sure. The alcohol will catch up to you over time. Pairs great with peanuts and yes peanut butter. :)
fishonmyplane (407) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
To be honest this beer seems a little redundant, as the concept is similar to their Double DBA. But there are some differences - this one has more molasses. Lots of oak as well. A great oak-aged barleywine that doesn’t really taste like a barleywine (lots of imperial stout character). Very strong & complex.
Leveejr (79) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. Aroma of bourbon soaked raisins. Bourbon, dark fruit, and slight bitterness on taste. Sticky and sweet finish. Damn good
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stoutnick (444) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 2013 release. Bottle from Brewsters bar, LA. Caramel brown appearance; looks like a spirit. Aroma is bourbon and hops. As it warms barrel really takes over in the smell. Taste begins with bitterness then becomes sweet bourbon with a dry finish. Barrel flavour is primary, especially as it gets closer to room temperature. Bit of butterscotch coming out here as well. Don’t think I love this one. Something sickly in the taste - might be the big bourbon sweetness mixed with the bitterness.