RobertDale (4199) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. Thanks Dustin! Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, fruit, vanilla, and malt. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, malt, caramel, and brown sugar. Very special, perhaps best Barley Wine I have tasted.
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a bomber at Heidelberg Goose Island Migration Week. Pours a golden brown with no head. Aroma is super subtle and well balanced. Aroma is slight sugar, vanilla and the smoothness of Pappy Van Winkle. Taste is very, very smooth and by far the most well balanced barley wines I’ve ever had. Palate is just so very well balanced that you could take several sips and identify so many different characters.
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home ... Bottled 10/08/11 It pours dark brown with a small tan read... Syrup, bourbon, dark fruits like raisins and plums, some spicy notes, caramel, oak.... very nice ... thx for this gems...
PriorL (2653) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. 2011 bottle!
APPEARANCE: dark Amber beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: Bourbon, sweet, chocolate, wood.
TASTE: Bourbon, complex but balanced. Very sweet though, alcohol is very clear in the aftertaste. Very nice and chocolate taste.
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle thanks to Chris. Have had this a couple of times. Pours out a muddy brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is great sweetness maple syrup bourbon sweetness barrel and greatness. Taste is as the nose bourbon sweetness barrel maple wow this is still holding on great.
sitzds (318) - - JUN 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Bottle poured into taster glass at Hunahpu?s Day 2014. Brown body that lets no light through. No head or lacing. Dark fruits, bourbon, barrel notes - vanilla, coconut, charred staves, wood - booze, raisins, and brown sugar. Taste is sweet with all the same flavors followed by a touch of woody bitterness, and a blast of alcohol on the throat. Full body, smooth creamy texture, average carbonation, and a long boozy finish.
OmegaX (1340) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with a good friend. Nose is coconut, chocolate, sweet caramel, bourbon. Thick and chewy palate. Very nice! Flavor is big time barrel quality, a ton of coconut and bourbon. Awesome.
Homer321 (2628) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Interesting nose up front. Kinda, hmmm, weird. Slightly papery. Taste is vanilla and dark fruit. Malt seems a little thin and could be a bit more chewy. Lots of residual sugar. Very nice
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to homer. Smell of dark fruits and sugar. Taste is a little sweet. Sugar, fruit, smooth. Very nice. .
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DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share thanks to Mrs. Homer321. Dark brown, nearly black translucent color, no head. Aroma is sweet, light notes of oak and vanilla, dark fruit, booze, smooth. Flavor is caramely, boozy, rare, sweet, vanilla, dark fruit in the finish. Very tasty boost. I love cats.