penstemon (103) - - MAR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark brown with small golden beige head. Beautiful. Aroma of cherry cordials, caramelized sugar, wood, raisins and bourbon. Taste is sweet, dried fruits (raisin and plum), wood, toffee/burnt sugar, and bourbon. Noticeable but well balanced alcohol, and just a slight bitterness. Lots of barrel qualities in this. Full and silky smooth palate. This is a special one for sure.
JustDrinkIt (218) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour, almost no head. Aroma of raisin, bourbon, toffee, vanilla.
Flavor is more bourbon, creamy caramel, and alcohol.
ericdevin (572) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Patrick via unknown. Pour a medium darkness, little to no head, aroma caramel, toffee, sweetness. Body full and lively, finish leans heavily on bourbon with a caramel sweetness lingering. Nice but not incredible.
jkwalking05 (3392) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle at the Public House (The Venetian LV). Deep brown in color with an average sized tan head. Aroma is of heavy wood, bourbon, brown sugar, toffee, chocolate. Taste is like sucking on a bourbon barrel stave. Flavors of black pepper, brown sugar, honey, toffee, umami follow with notes of raisin and dates as well.
WillDunn (11) - - MAR 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh on tap and in bottle. I love BCBS so it is no surprise that I love this BCB Barleywine. It's got a lot of the BCBS flavor, some sweetness and less heft than the stout version of the family. Its desirably thinner.
EamonTheGreat (67) - USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured out of a 12oz ottos into a sniffer. This beer is ripe with bourbon countyesque flavor. The bourbon is strong throughout with hints of barley and vanilla. A great smooth taste through and through. A special beer to say the least.
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MotherBrother (642) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 UUHh YIiii...
Pour is murky dark brown, with some fizzy bubbles as head.
The nose on this bad boy is to die for. God damned beautiful!! Plenty of dark fruits, wet wood, bourbon, banana, coco, "wild" strawberries? caramel. Pretty delicious indeed!
The taste is pretty sweet. Just the way I like my BW. (faint roasted bitter notes, but mainly sweet)
Slick and oily mouthfeel, plenty of fizzy carb. compared to an english style BW. Slight heat in the throat... Is it KH’s little brother, or is this the biggest of the two? - Thanks to Mr. Dunt for sending me this.
czar (3677) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours unclear dark brown, red tint, with a small creamy light beige head, some retention and lacing. loads of coconut, strong woodsy notes - some tannins, scotch-like smokiness, milk chocolate, caramelized hazelnuts, cherries, burnt caramel, raisins, booze, chalk, minerals, nail polishy. moderate to low carbonation, full body - oily, sticky, very syrupy, sweet yet bittering grassy-spicy-woodsy finish. way too much barreling molecules here. overwhelming but still a complex and tasty bw..
Jamesthebrit (178) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Roasty sweet on the aroma. Boozy malty.
Pours looking dark amber brown. Like really dark. Almost black. Maybe like a porter color.
Holy shit there is no doubt about the reputation behind his beer. Amazing taste. Roasty. Sweet. Boozy. Malty. Grape. Raisin. Insanely complex yet very smooth. Goes down well.
Super heavy on the palate. Smooth. Boozy but not too bad. A little too sweet.
Why does this have to be owned by ab InBev ??? Insanely complex. Amazing execution. I thought this should be good but this beer is amazing. A must try.
mathieuc (925) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a small offwhite rim that offers some really light lacing. Nose is of raw coconuts, almost like a tanning booth. Some wood and alcohol also. Taste is sweet and provides some really satisfying chocolate-covered caramel flavors. Coconut/bourbon is also in there but in a well-behaved manner. Body is of course full, carbonation moderate. Mouthfeel is thick and alcohol does warm a little but a whole lot less than expected. A really nice dessert!