Theis (13987) - Frederiksberg, - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Sweetness,coconut, american oak, amber malts, coconut candy, boozy, fruity, nutty, cocoa powder, chocolate, light citrus notes. Nice.
kbudd19 (783) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle vintage 2012, sent to me by Tommy, thanks padre! Appearance is cloudy brown, with light white head. Aroma is loaded with vanilla, caramel, raisins, and oak. Taste is caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, followed by a hint of oak, with a smooth finish and a butterscotch like aftertaste. Not as much barrel in the flavour as the aroma had me thinking, but that might just be the age of this bottle. Either way this is a great barely wine, lots of complexity, and very smooth for such a big beer.
sturmthis (703) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample. Dark copper color with off white head. Cherry and bourbon aroma. Strong bourbon taste, but still smooth.
John25 (793) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Huge caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, and toffee. Big, sweet, sticky. The whiskey barrel is very present and awesome.
conway (1783) - - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark clear copper. Tons of caramel, toffee, vanilla and butterscotch. Sweet and delicious.
Pliny_SR (32) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Ale Arsenal. Pours a dark amber to brown in color with virtually no head. Aroma is mostly bourbon and oak with some caramel and dark fruits. Palate of caramel, brown sugar, bourbon and oak with a hint of vanilla and rye. Fairly solid barrel-aged barley wine, although not nearly the best I’ve tasted.
Odeed (1795) - 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.
Zymurgeist2 (1160) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of black currant, alcohol and sweet molasses. Clear copper brown with off white head. Vanilla aroma as it warmed. Deep plum and bourbon. Great residual sweetness.
markextrae (1406) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared 2014 bottle by a friend. poured a murky amber colour with no real head. just a white ring on top. barley, malts, sweet caramel, toffee, rye, vanilla, plums, red fruits, oak, vanilla, the bourbon is a bit hidden. nice thick mouthfeel, but I was expecting just such a complex oak age as the pugachev
GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown with a good off-white head. Aroma is wood, whiskey, honey, caramel, hint of booze. Medium-full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, bittersweet on the palate. Taste is wood, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar.
MrFecesious (1141) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share. Deep amber. Aroma of raisin, burnt caramel, wood, bourbon. Taste is sweet, and quite bitter. Very american barley wine. Dry finish.