cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First time I had this was last Christmas shared with family members, most recently had it again at the local Madison tasting, pours a dark brown with a thin tan head, the aroma is full of bourbon and sweet malt with a touch of maple sugar, the flavor is very bold with a ton of malt and caramel and a smoothness of bourbon in the finish, crazy smooth and drinkable for 11%, awesome beer all the way around.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a brown color with a very small tan head. The aroma has a ton of maple and bourbon in it, with some nice toffee and caramel notes thrown in. Even with all of the alcohol in the aroma, the beer manages to not smell that boozy. The flavor is great as well. I get a ton of molasses, whiskey, caramel and maple, as well as a good amount of oak. All of the notes go very well together making this an outstanding beer. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very happy I got to try this one.
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
what kind of asshole wears metal on his shoes? .. pours a deep molasses plum .. . quite hot, burns the tongue a touch - toffee mostly, burnt toffee and barrel notes .. . to hot to be good, but in a year or two- should be amazing .. . . your basic crib job.
Reynolds314 (3315) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok.. Im not normally a barley wine fan but this beer is amazing. Toffee, vanilla, maple, light toast and medium sweetness with amazing aromas and flavors. One of the best beers ive ever had. Drink it!
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Ok this was ridiculous. This shouldnt be currency, this is an amazing toasted toffee barleywine. Not overly sweet but with amazing flavors.
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Sean T and the Chicago crew for the sample. Wonderful rich sweet aroma. Subtle fruit with notes of candy and maple. Mwonderful sweetness. Loads of vanilla and maple. Sherry like sweetness with loads of caramel and summer fruits. The best beer I have had in quite sometime.
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma- chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor - chocolate and bourbon.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Bottle @ home, courtesy of fortsambo- a very generous, local friend. Thanks for providing this for JetsonFest II. Dark reddish purple appearance with a disappearing, cream colored head. Really, very nice caramel/toffee/whiskey, oaky, sweet caramel, red fruity aroma with no sign of booze. Quite good so far. Thick dark caramel malty, rich chocolate, super smooth whiskey/oaky/vanilla, dark red fruity flavor. Tons of caramel, chocolate, and whiskey and you can definitely see the BCS Rare influence but I think I may prefer FW Abacus and Kuhnhenn BBBW. Really a fine beer- glad this made an appearance at JetsonFest II.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours solid black no head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, liqueur, roasted malts. Flavour as above, dark fruits, lots of vanilla. Full bodied, well balanced, beautiful.
mcberko (14362) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark, dark amber brown with a tiny ring of tan head. Aroma of bourbon barrels, vanilla, sweet sherry-like liqueur, caramel / toffee, and a sort of English malt character. Flavour is incredibly rich and complex - with vanilla, dark fruits, sherry liqueur, caramel and toffee, bourbon barrels, and subtle English malt qualities. Quite complex, though quite cloying in sweetness. Delicious in small quantities. Very good, though too sweet and certainly overrated.