Tortman18 (170) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a pitch black with a very prominent amber hue. Almost no head, very thin mocha ring. Not much lacing. Nose is incredible. Vanilla, raisin, plum, bourbon, caramel, peach. Very sticky and viscous. The alcohol actually sleeves a slight burn. Mouth makes me cry a little. Almost identical to the nose. A TON of vanilla and bourbon mixed with a lot of dark fruits. Leaves a very sticky, syrupy feel. It’s so awesome. Listening to "Melissa" by The Allman Brothers, paired perfectly while drinking this!
Jamesthebrit (176) - 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 (923) - 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!
Goodgrief (1740) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pinnocchio’s. Much better than BCS. Less bourbony and more balanced. Super sweet but amazingly complex...notes of vanilla, fig and tobacco amid the strong chocolate and fruit flavors. A small glass is enough, but worth a try.
solidfunk (2780) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Certainly the best barley wine I’ve ever had. And just when I was started to be disillusioned with the style. The palate and mix here is sublime. Smokey malt with undercurrents of dark berry and perfectly barreled. Finishes with light sweetness and a hint of smoke. Truly a superior beer, more even than the stout. Tap at Churchkey.
Hoprider (69) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The nose on this mofo is a lot like King Henry if a recall correctly. Such rich dark fruit, oak, licorice, vinous aromas its just insane. The palate is creamy but still kind of fizzy somehow. This could age well I think. Tasting it again now and its just an awsome experience. This beer will make you happier with each sip. Slight oak in the aftertaste. Probably a good thing this comes in smaller bottler. But Dayumn! This be good stuff
QuezXLV (393) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours think and dark maroon color with very thin tan suds. The aroma is incredible - slightly alcoholic but almost like licorice. Very heavy on the palate but not syrupy. Alcohol is fairly well hidden.
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mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
You know how you love your Grandpa and he loves you. It is warm and inviting, sweet, special something you can’t just get anywhere. No dirty butt here! Maybe a little prune though?
hamilton23 (590) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip. Pours dark cola color with thin beige head. Aroma is toffee, vanilla, dried fruits and some rye. Taste follows with some great sweet notes of toffee and dried fruits. Super good.
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a hazy deep brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of sweet deep grains with a good amount of bourbon, vanilla, toffee and caramel. Flavor is very smooth with sweet grains, bourbon and caramel as well as a hint of toffee.
NeuroPliny (90) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a Trappist glass. Colour is black. Generous slowly fading toffee coloured head. Aroma is vanilla, molasses, dark malt, caramel, and light hops. Flavour delivers what the nose promises. Overall sweet with a crisp hoppy finish.