deanso (5817) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis @ THT. Big thanks!
No head or carbonation. Clear deep amber pour. Some bourbon and alcohol. Really smooth. very nice
EricTeusink (703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at a Goose Island Southern Migration Event. Fantastic Beer. Pours dark brown with hints of red. Light tan head. Sweet brown sugar and grape front end with a wonderful fizzy hopped finish. Lively with a just past medium body. Hands down best Barleywine I have ever had. Bottle - The Argosy - Atlanta, GA
GothGargoyle (1465) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, brown sugar, raisins. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel , sweet on the palate with a fruity aftertaste. Taste is raisins, brown sugar, dates, honey, bourbon, vanilla, maple. YUM
MrFecesious (1136) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. Thanks GothGargoyle. 2011. Clear, dark brown with red highlights. Aroma of raisin, bourbon, wood, plum, molasses. Taste is sweet!, with a touch of tartness, and bitterness. Sticky. mmmm!
knickskicks (789) - - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red brown. Nose is booze, dark fruits, some chocolate. Taste is smooth bourbon, prunes, some toher dark fruits, chocolate. Smooth sticky medium mouthfeel. Would’ve loved to have tried this fresh but at this point I think BCBS Barleywine is better.
DocLock (8086) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft from TJ’s summer 2013. Poured thick and hazy dark onyx with brown head. Nose was oaky bourbon, cacao,, dark malt, molasses, fine tobacco. Tasted rich, thick, complex, with a roasty dark malt and molasses flavor up front, and cacao, oak, bourbon, and fine tobacco at mid-palate. This one was a delight to quaff.
AirForceHops (3640) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I won a raffle to buy this at Binnys on Black Friday. Bottled 10\08\2011. Did a side by side with the new BC Barley Wine release and to me they are very close in flavor. Carbonation is really low and give it a a flat yet smooth texture. The bourbon is subtle and the barley wine is mostly dark fruits with raisins and toffee. The Pappy barrel makes for a much smoother experience. However, only a real trained palate could really taste the difference after it has sat for sometime. Hints of chocolate and cocoa. Light espresso notes. I could barley tell the difference in flavor from King Henry to the new BCBS Barley Wine release. Overall great but not mind scattering.
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Greg, Caleb and Armin. Pour is a nice light brown. Aroma is a typical BW with dark fruits and some pappy. Really smooth and good
Bacterial (1770) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by Greg, Levi and Caleb @ Armin’s - thanks!! Dark brown pour with no head. Complex nose bourbon and vanilla. A little oxidized and hot, but all the goodness is there. I had this fresh but it was before I was rating beers - I remember it being better, but what the heck do I know?
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep ruby, tan head
Smell deep red fruit, whisky, caramel and toffee
Taste sweet, smooth raisin and caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak in middle, boozy raisin tail
Strong, sweet, smooth, medium body