stevencon (514) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Nelson longtime want for me. Hazy amber brown with a small amounts of floaters. Bloozey red fruit a bit sweet and some wood character. Wow great warming wood amber barley wine not much hops. Great carbonation for a barrel aged beer.
jsnicholas (411) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (220z $16) : Clear dark brown, little head. Aroma sweet. Taste, carmel, sticky, sweet, slight bitterness. Warming.
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 vintage from a bottle gathering dust in a German outlet... crazy! Pours deep, dark chestnut brown, crystal clear, with a thin head that dissipates quickly to a small ring. Aroma climbs out of the snifter, layers of thick bourbon, oak, vanilla, toasted marshmallows. Low carbonation, just enough to feel it on the tongue. Thick and creamy vanilla, then caramel, oak, bourbon, some heat, then a smooth, slightly woody finish. I could smell it for hours, but find it easy to drink it in minutes.
simont1 (462) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 Very bourbon forward, oak, vanilla, earthy, plum/apricot marmalade, nutty caramel. Taste is extremely balanced and easy going, filled to the brim with bourbon, caramel, and oak.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6820-20140926] 650mL bottle. Wooden fruity plum raisin aroma. Clear, red mahogany body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet grainy malt and fruity plum flavour. Full body. Delicious, not noticeably boozy, and a great example of the style. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
FestDecBeet (412) - - DEC 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: pours a dark red. Very cloudy. Tan head.
Smell: very sweet. Candy.
Taste: very sweet. Candy caramel.
Feel: very thick. Nice dryness.
Overall: great beer. Love it.
First drank: 12/25/14 mom and dads.
weihenweizen (2392) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 2011 brown bomber poured into a snifter. Dark brown with very small off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, medium body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is bourbon, dark fruit (raisins and prunes), vanilla, oak, some coconut, and hints of alcohol. I prefer gibcbw.
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bomber into tulip glass about 8 months after bottling. Moderate fizzy head that quickly dissipates. Somewhat muted, but enticing aroma that doesn't really demonstrate the barrel aging. The flavor, however, is excellent. It tastes like a mature, refined barleywine. The barrel aging doesn't come through at first but that's because it is so well integrated. As you continue drinking and the beers warms, it comes through and reveals itself as a pleasant foundation of the beer. This isn't an aggressive, in your face beer, despite the abv. Rather it's elegant, beautifully simple, and subtle. Typical firestone walker deftness.
snoworsummer (3509) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours a rich, deep brown with a creamy off white head. Smells strongly of fermenting raisins, strong dark fruity booze, slight earth and woodiness, light astringency. Tastes like raisin, prunes, very smooth, mild alcohol, light astringency, light chocolate. Pretty delicious.
Marduk (4224) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle (tasting @VastActive place, thanks). Dark copper color. Tiny to almost no head. Malty, sweet, whisky, woody notes in aroma. Aroma rises eyebrows in a pleasant way. Malty, cocoa, nutty, sweet, coffee in taste. I can sense alcohol, but not quite taste it. Needs some age for sure, but still very drinkable. Nice brew!