CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Purple Wax Dipped 2015 Vintage Bomber. Dark brown pour with a dense layer of tan foam. Sharp notes of bourbon barrel, tobacco, caramel malt and dark fruits with a little vanilla bean and sherry on the side. Flavor is brown sugar, bourbon and vanilla upfront with notes of toffee, black cherry and port wine toward the end. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with soft carbonation and a final dose of dark sugars and toasted oak in the finish. Overall, an incredibly smooth and complex brew worth seeking out.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong bourbon, wood, toffee, vanilla. Medium mouth, very sweet, toffee, vanilla, nice bourbon, really enjoyed this one.
onceblind (6172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep plummy brown with no head. Loads of plum and date and vanilla barrel tones, lots of bourbon, some cherry and a bit of caramalts. Amazing flavor featuring bourbon and fresh vanill and brown sugar, lots of raisin and date and and cherry, a bit sticky and boozy and sweet but amazing to taste. Lots of smooth bourbon and vanilla and stone fruit.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, low dense head, aroma of ripe fruit, candy, chocolate. Flavor is sweet, soy sauce, ripe banana, candy, chocolate, booze. Very complex. Almost too sweet. Alcohol is very well hidden. Finishes with all the flavors lingering. Tastey, and intense.
JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear amber... Nose is thick vanilla caramel with a big toasty maltiness.. tons of wood and bourbon essence melts into a big malty sweetness.. Immediately reminds me of Wooden Hell.. Probably the best Barley Wine Iíve had in a couple years. Huge winner is going on my wants tonight!! Thanks a bunch Deggar!
BuckeyeBoy (4070) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small tan head. Nose is vanilla bourbon barrel lots of sweetness and plenty booze. Taste is more of the sweetness roast caramel toffee marshmallow cream vanilla bourbon barrel. Wow this is great.
Caskalefan (158) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2015 This may be the most astounding barleywine Iíve ever tasted. A plethora of winy, red fruit skins, smooth bourbon, port/sherry, chocolate, prunes, molasses, raisins, vanilla, pecan pralines, tobacco, toasted coconut and old leather. All these esters are rich, deep and very intense, while, simultaneously coating the palate in a gentle and refined way. The finish is nearly infinite, and while this is quite sweet, it never crosses over into the realm of cloying.
Ratman197 (11790) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of bourbon, oak, toffee and light dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee and fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering bourbon finish.
jsnicholas (437) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz $18): Nearly black with tan head. Licorice sweetness with some vanilla. Warm alchohol finish. Sticky. Dark Fruits.
mcberko (10578) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Fremont, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is complex as hell, with loads of bourbon, dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is likewise complex as hell, though super sweet, with loads of bourbon, brown sugar, dark fruits and caramel. Not actually that boozy, but quite syrupy, bourbony and brown sugar. Loads of vanilla character on the finish. A little too sweet but itís excellent in small quantities.