MadIndian (2218) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle gift from SJ Goose Island lunch.
If you don’t like this brew, you don’t like barleywines. This had a great blend of moleasses, brown sugar, honey, caramel malt, wood, earth, vanilla. It was rockin!!!!!
SpongeRuiner (418) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Jeff! This is a very good beer. Extremely smooth. A lot of cherry and caramel present. Very good.
beerbaaron (678) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Haha..oh hell..just ridiculous. Wonderfully complex aroma and flavor profile. Just sitting here smelling this is a treat. Flavor envelops the palate. This beer is an experience. Pretty much perfect. Proper temp, poured into snifter. Pours ruby dark brownish. Small tan head, minimally lasting. Rich dark fruit, caramel, thick clean hops, bourbon, sugar, vanilla, cocoa, coffee, some charred roastiness, and more. All wrapped up in a rich, luscious, creamy, slightly slick full body. Velvety smooth and perfectly balanced with a very pleasant and easy alcohol warmth. I don’t give a damn what anyone else says, this is top notch.
MarinEvelyn (312) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
aroma is very complex and very sweet. Too much to mention but bourbon and dark fruit stick out. Flavor is much the same, brilliantly complex. Smooth, rich. warming alcohol at the end, but just the right amount.
Rrauth (895) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I get a decent amount of anise and bourbon heat. Has a lot going on and is complex. I like it a lot. Sweet and heat. Nice
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suprchunk (1792) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black colored pour. Small amount of brown bubbles when forced. Not much head. No lacing. Vanilla and caramel big in the nose. Taste is a peppery sweet caramel and malt. Vanilla notes. Pretty tasty.
boxofrane (1670) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at rail. Pours deep brown black with no head to speak of. The aroma has a lot of vanilla and attacks the nostrils. The taste has vanilla, caramel, and more sweetness of bourbon. Smooth and delicious. Complex, sure but still simple.
orangesol (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours pitch black with a one finger tall tan head, dissipating down to next to nothing, leaving no lace at all down the glass.
S - Smell of mild bourbon, caramelized brown sugar, vanilla, fresh baked toffee, dark fruits and some mild booziness. Smells great, just gets a little too boozy at the end, some more time should help that out.
T - Starts off with the combo of sweets - Mainly the vanilla, brown sugar and toffee - quickly giving way to a mix of dark fruits, oak and warming bourbon. Finish is still pretty sweet with a smooth hit of warming booze, lingering on the palate long after the finish. The flavors are well integrated and the bourbon isn’t over the top which is nice.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, sweet feel with less alcohol than I was expecting which is always a plus.
O - It is no KH so people can stop with that, it is however a really nice BA barleywine. It has everything I love in a BA Barleywine and it was still fairly easy to finish. I am going to need to get a few bottles of this before its all gone.
baraciisch (1263) - USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is mahogany brown, pours viscous with no head... Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel... Flavor is intensely sweet and caramel up front with prevalent notes of candied fruits, figs, and charcoal, oak, bitter chocolate on the palate... Amazingly good
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darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very very similar to King Henry. This beer pours a murky mahogany with a thin tan head. Nose is huge caramel, hourbon, and dark fruit. Flavor is massive butterscotch and caramel notes, honey, cherry pits, and bourbon. Just a tad to sweet maybe but its a minor quibble. This beer is expertly crafted and just a joy to drink. Fantastic.