saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is red/brown. Aroma and taste are malt, fruits, spices, alcohol, wood, caramel and hops.
cgarvieuk (12239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft deep berry nose ... soft fruits ... juicy fruits ... soft mellow fruits sweet roast nose ... juicy malts ... sweet fruits ... mellow fruity nose ... light oily fruits ... nice
madmitch76 (12182) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
31st August 2012
THE Barleywine tasting. Cheers Bruce! Dark amber brown beer, little tan head.Light palate, a little dry. Mild minerals and aniseed alcohol. Nice toffee with a little malt cream. Bitterish bourbon underneath. Crisp and fairly bitter finish. Nice beer but harsher than I was expecting from the normally super smooth Firestone Walker.
Theis (12142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks to Anders37. Clear red/brown - white head. Borubon, vanilla, wooden, fruity, lots of vanilla, caramel, roasted, barley notes, medium malty, coconut. Smooth and Lovely.
yngwie (11755) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks. A lightly hazy dark brown beer with a dense beige head. The aroma is just beautiful, with dried fruits, mostly raisins and figs, a spiced hint and some alcohol and vanilla. There’s a bit too much alcohol on the palate, it’s very warming, but still wonderful. Full body and pleasant carbonation. Dried dark fruits, some dried apricot and a little bitterness too deal with the sweetness. Plain lovely. 130809
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Draught) Pours a murky dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, toffee, oak, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of vanilla, maple, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and chocolate with some oak in the finish. This is Heavenly!
TBone (11326) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 650ml (vPBF, alc. 12.5%, vintage 2012)
Deep ruby color, small beige head. Strong vanilla aroma with raisiny fruity notes. Full-bodied. Vanilla, alcohol, rye bread, raising. Too much alcohol right now, otherwise quite good.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium beige head, garnet-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some smoke, chocolate, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some wood, vanilla. Sticky medium-full body.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: April 25, 2009
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate and caramel aroma, lots of bourbon and vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of bourbon and vanilla, light balancing oak
Date: September 16, 2011
much more the sweet vanilla and caramel, fruity,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@dmacs-750ml bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours a dissipating tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-anise/licorice, roasty, secondary earthy. Taste is bourbon/wood, dark malt-anise/licorice, roasty, secondary earthy/smoke, dark fruit. 3.8
*110523- 22oz bottle-thanks to hbmason for sharing-pours a retining thin tan head and brown color. Aroma is sweet dark fruit-cherry, dark malt, bourbon. Taste is sweet dark fruit-cherry, dark malt, bourbon. 4.1