dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A top notch beer, this looks, smells and tastes mile a rich molasses dominated barley wine. 13.9% is quite a punch. The only real drawback is that I had a bit of heartburn the next day.
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Hi-Time. Aroma was of bourbon and caramel with hints of butterscotch and milk chocolate. Flavor had a perfect balance of bourbon and rich, caramel notes in the barley wine. The hops were nearly unnoticeable, rather balanced the maltiness of this beer admirably. I absolutely love this brew. Amazing beer.
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Capman62 (9) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into Belgian styled glass. Pours a rich caramel color. The nose is sweet, also reminiscent of caramel. Lightly carbonated with a chocolate coffee flavor. This packs a strong punch and is delicious like a top Belgian beer!
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MarinEvelyn (701) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like a wine, kind of like a barley wine. I don’t know what else to say, the deScription is pretty spot on.
slowrunner77 (7441) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"So complex and so delicious, it it is up there with the likes of Abacus and King Henry (though I’ll leave it at #3 in my head til I can have it agian). A beautiful beer, barreled perfectly. So muxh going on, vanilla, oak, bourbon, spice, a touch of bitter in the finish. WOW!"
ChazMania (659) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I bought this for a friend who enjoys whiskey as a birthday gift. This beer is intense! Huge aroma of brown sugar and whiskey. Dark dark opaque pour. Taste is incredible blend of a vanilla, brown sugar, molasses with bitter edges from whiskey aging. Incredibly smooth and full bodied beer, one of the more intense beers I’ve had in a long time.
Getbetter (981) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From a bottle and a cloudy brown in appearence.I really like this Barley Wine and highly recommend this beer....GO FIND IT!
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours deep reddish brown with a creamy fat, nougat-ish head. The aroma holds fat but rounded oak profile of dill, wood and vanilla with malt support of caramel, brown sugar, roasted cookies and dark bread. Se resinous hops and a whisper of warming alcohol. Well balanced nose. The flavour is medium sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with balanced, jet aggressive tones from spicy/woodsy oak, fat malt, numbing alcohol and resinous hops. The mouthfeel is creamy, soft, velvety and numbing with a soft carbonation. Alcohol, more prominent oak and clear hops on the finish. Near full bodied.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drank this on tap @ the Libertine Pub for New years. Rich,complex,and full of oak and bourbon. The alcohol is pretty well hidden and the finish is smooth.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown, light tan head. Loads of vanilla, toffee, broubon, oak, brown sugar, maple syrup, spicy goodness! Flavor is sweet and bold. Big whiskey notes, brown sugar, maple notes, vanilla hits big. Damn good. And will get better with a bit of time.