GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours amber coffee brown with a quickly dissipating head. Moderate aromas of sweet malt and toffee. Full nectar with good carbonation. I like how this beer has a high complex value while remaining classy. It’s not overdone. Most barleywines of this magnitude are much too sweet and unbalanced. This brew reaches a new pinnacle. This beer has gone where no beer has gone before. Much more English in style exhibiting flavors of toffee, butterscotch, coconut, and a hint of cherry. Big on Bourbon. Love this brew. I feel a TRUMP card comin’ on. Bamn!
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark copper/amber with a small yellow head, some retention/lace. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, coconut, light cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet; bourbon, coconut, vanilla, caramel, light booziness. Palate is lightly sticky, oily, boozy finish. Good.
beerbaaron (1844) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A beautiful deep blood red color with a small soapy beige head. Exquisite aroma. Powerful, full of character and complexity, and so cohesive. Jam, dark fruit, dark brown sugar, dark chocolate, along with super well integrated barrel character. Flavor follows but is not as distinctly. Lighter full body. Warm alcohol.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Churchills. Big off-white foamy head. A little musty oaky aroma. I smell a little bit of yeasty auotlysis. Nice legs on glass. Sweetish. You can tast the alcohol.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at GABF 2009. Pours a dark amber color with off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, ripe dark fruit, light toffee and molasses. Flavor is about the same. Medium body with a pleasing malty and boozy finish.
Abio (1823) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Decent brew from firestone, with a lot of different tastes that gets trough. Some wood, vanilla and chocolate, but also something pleasant that I can’t really name, but seems very familiar. Nice one.
Rustyham (1821) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth, Creamy, vanilla. The palate is very smooth, thick, and very warming, this fills your throat with heat. Color is deep brown, cloudy. Aroma of sweet brown sugar and fruity tropical nectars. Shared at Curtis’s (Nashville’s Sweetwarer Representative) tasting.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Bourbon, toffee, caramel, hops and chocolate.
Appearance: Leather brown with a smallish head.
Flavor: Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, butter scotch. Also some wood and hops tucked inbetween all that sweetness and bourbon.
Palate: Smooth and silky.
Overall: As good as an anniversary offering, if not better.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(on tap @ the brewery)dark brown body with a brown head.aroma and flavor are an awesome blend of oak,bourbon,vanilla,cotton candy,and malts.very smotth for 13%.
cpetrone84 (1797) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark cola brown with a dark tan head. Nose is wood, light bourbon, cooked brown sugar, lightly roasted malt and a touch of ash. Taste is strong barrel and bourbon, chocolate and brown sugar, slightly burnt. A bit of green hops in back. A hint too much sugar. Full bodied, thins in finish, strong carb, a hint slick.