vyvvy (4499) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Sarlacc83 for sharing this barleywine - Pours bronze / brown with a small off-white head. The aroma has lots of dark caramel, red fruits, licorice and cherries that are lush, but a bit biting. It has a medium / full rich body with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor begins with alcohol heat, caramel, brown sugar, lots of dark fruits, oak, graininess and rough earthiness. The finish is warm and that works for it. Solid barleywine.
Sarlacc83 (1153) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, batch 2 sent by agold. Thanks! Been a long time want; rating 1000!
A: Cloudy brown color, thin creme colored head. Lacing.
N: Red licorice, cherry, caramel, caraway, bourbon, vanilla, esters, burnt brown sugar, and some rye.
T: Very, very sweet, little to no bitterness. Nearly becomes cloying, but not quite.
M: Sticky, thick body. Alcohol is prevalent, but not overwhelming.
O: An excellent barleywine. Far superior to MoaS, but I did like Termination Dust a mite more. Would love more bottles of this one, though.
neepsntatties (1288) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by "sarlacc83". Thank you Luke! Colour...dark amber brown with a thin head. Nose...loads of dark fruits, sweet spice and Bourbon goodness. Palate...dry, oaky and tannic with massive Bourbon notes and delightfully sweet spicy notes from the rye. This is slightly cloying but the dryness helps balance the sweet. Boiled fruit sweets and fruitcake enter at the back of the palate along with dark amber birch syrup and scottish toffee. The finish is long, boozy and dry.
markextrae (1558) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle in a trade thanks to jeff! shared with a friend. poured a dark murky brown colour with a small off coloured head. aroma starts with sweet caramel, fudge, chocolate, almond, coconut, butterscotsch, sweet complex bourbon, vanilla, oak, some deep dried fruits, plums, rye, bread, sweet malts, realy nice mouthfeel, full bodied, rainsins, nice and full smooth mouthfeel, rye spices, just delicious!! very well hidden alcohol, just one hell of a sipping beer. loved it in every way. compared it to the mother of all storms 2010, since this one has the same age. I like this one a bit less with a 0,1 score. one of the best BA barleywines iíve had. really deserves a way higher rating as where it is now. delicious stuff!!
Dfonorow (1700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy red/brown with a small off-white head. Notes of dark caramel, booze, fudge, vanilla beans, coconut, oak, charred wood, and chocolate. Finish is sweet and boozy.
maneliquor (3379) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle cheers to Rob. Pours a dirty Amber with a dirty beige head. Nose is loaded with rye and sweet vanilla. Comes across very oak driven with loads and loads of dirty earth. Itís different. Not everyone at the table liked it but itís my kind of thing - big and not restrained. The taste is all about the earthiness of the rye with the huge oak this beer shows. Massive vanilla and spice behind it. The palate is really quite creamy and sticky but the bitterness and spice of the rye bring it to a fantastic finish. No sign of the ABV. An absolute top draw BW
charule (1465) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to dfonorow. Poured dark brown with thinning beige head. Aroma of dark fruit boozy bourbon. Light carb med bod. Taste is sweet fruity bourbon.
merc7186 (2408) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Sweet Bread, Raisins
Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Mild Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Sweet Bread, Rye, Mild Bourbon Sweetness
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet
JaBier (5139) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Muckfest V on 7/12/14. Pours clear copper brownish with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, chocolate, booze and candy. Sweet caramel and bourbon flavor with a sweet candy finish.
Marsiblursi (3045) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy deep reddish brown with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds deep tones of creamy caramel, dried prunes, sticky raisins, aggressive oak (vanilla, coconut and wood shop), spicy rye (almost minty bubblegum-ish), bread and hops with a couple of years on the neck (in the bottle). The flavour is medium to heavily sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of dried fruits, fat caramel, bubblegum-ish rye, extreme white American oak, and resinous/earthy hops. The mouthfeel fat, creamy and numbing with a light to medium carbonation. Fat finish. Near full bodied.