carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft at collins pub for the real strong ale fest. slight cherry note to the barley with a very strong and lasting alcohol aftertaste
Christpuncher (1395) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am at hater of this top rated beer. Way too strong. The bourbon has a huge bite and it almost has no stout flavoring. Pours dark brown in color. Had at bittles and cans
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Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Bottle: Pour is Dark Brown with amber highlights; This off white head retains on the average side, but it does not disappear . I have to say ; I am in love with this beer. Bourbon, Vanilla, booze, cocoa, marshmallows on the nose ; This brew is fantastic on the tongue, however. Why? Because it is incredibly smooth - Coconut, bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, oak on the tongue ; a bit of booziness. Cream from the head, at least initially. Deceptive ABV here - fantastic, sweet sipper here. As I said - I loved it.
mikedR (1346) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice barley wine. Hides the ABV quite well, which is no small feat for 12.5%. A little syrupy mouthfeel, with a bit of bourbon overtones, and some fruit notes. I like it.
Jblauvs (1346) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glowing caramel pour with a slight fizzy head. Aroma is fruity, very boozy, some bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dried fruits abound. Mouth feel is slick, oily. Very hot, but loads of dried fruits and bourbon in the flavor, very refined. Tasty but very boozy, we will see what time does to this guy. Excellent
haukur (1344) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark rusty red. Huge nose of vanilla and tobacco. Very oaky, but sweet and bitter at the same time. awesome
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hard Liver 2010. Crazy dark pour - a bit of red showing through a really deep brown. Small head - really pretty. Nuts and fruits in an explosion of flavor in this one. Deep roasted caramel malts and bourbon/vanilla, with a great hoppy finish - almost too much on the finish - this one ends seriously bitter given how thick it is. Itís a bit hot, but clean. Tasty, for sure.
williamherbert (1328) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Boozy with notes of dates, chocolate dusting, Bourbon & strong coffee. Strong and chock full of alcohol. The stone fruits and chocolate really mesh well. Slick and oily feel.
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at itap. Pour is darker than most barleywines. Itís deep dark brown with a thin ring of tan foam. Aroma is amazing. Loaded with toffee malt, caramel, vanilla, molasses, coconut, faint chocolate, and light spicy notes. Thankfully, the flavor is very true to the aroma with loads of toffee malt, caramel, vanilla, light coconut, faint tobacco, and a light fruitiness. Alcohol is almost non-existent. This is really exceptional. I had to have 2.
RedSox2004 (1326) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hey, someone poured a Knob Creek in my Oaked Arrogant Bastard! Brown with ruby red highlights, small head and sticky oily lace. Bourbon is strong on the nose, accompanied by vanilla, coffee, and hints of chocolate and dark berries. The bourbon is gigantic on the palate, almost overwhelming the caramel malt, chocolate and dark toasted bread. Medium body, minimal carbonation, sticky mouthfeel, hot alcohol and the bourbon lingers smoothly.