maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on 10/11/2010. Slightly hazy deep copper amber body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet vanilla, caramel, light oak and fruit aroma. Sweet caramel flavor, some vanilla, oak and faint fruit with a light hop background. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into my Narke glass...Murky dark brown, lots of amber in the light. The head is light tan, but doesn’t show much of head. There is a thick ring around the rim, ok lacing...The aroma is too light and almost exclusively just shows off the bourbon barrels. Light toffee and vanilla too, can’t tell its a barleywine. Like most in this series, the bw is too light and dominated by the barrel...The taste is all bourbon, light bourbon, at that. A hint of vanilla, tastes good, like a watered down bourbon, no hint of barleywine or beer though...The feel is light on the palate, no burn or aftertaste...Easy to drink.
Another decent bw, but again a Heavy Seas light bw that couldn’t hold up and took on all the character of the barrel. If you like bourbon its worth drinking, otherwise skip it.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
Poured into a tulip. Appearance is a nice mahogany color with a white head and a tad bit of lacing. The nose is straight bourbon. A bit of light caramel and fruit in the background. The booze goes with the bourbon. Taste is predominantly bourbon again, but done quite well. Really nice feel with booze and bourbon plus a slight sweetness underneath. Much better than the original, though not quite as interesting as the cabernet version.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-09-2010
LinusStick (3001) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious barley wine! Much better than the original version. Aroma was perfect. Big and full caramel smell. Just a hint of bourbon but the caramel overpowers everything. Pour was a dark murky brown with a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was a little weaker than the aroma would let on but still very nice. Heavy caramel and vanilla flavors with just a hint of wood and not much bourbon to speak of. Tastes like there was not a single hop addition to this beer as it is very sweet and sticky. Mouth feel was a little thin but it had nice carbonation for a barley wine. Loved this beer!
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours amber with a slight haze and a tiny off-white head. Sweet Bourbon aroma - and burned caramel. Solid body, carbonation is a little low, massive burned caramel, spicy and also massive Bourbon. Warming alcohol finish. 170611
Theis (14464) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - offwhite head. Nutty, chocolate, bourbon, light bitterness, vanilla, red berries, fruity, coconut, light wine notes, sparkling feeling. Nice.
Plovmand (6984) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø. Pours hazy amber with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet bready with notes of caramel, sweet malt and sweet fruit. Some hoppy notes. The flavour is sweet malty, bread, alcohol, chocolate and vanilla. Slightly vinous finish.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep caramel amber with a faint reddish hue, small creamy beige head. Just the right amount of caramel, toffee, vanilla and bourbon in the nose. Fairly heavy on the barrel notes but not overly boozy in any way. Damn tasty.
yespr (35030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is caramelish, light roasted and bourbon. Sweet caramelish, bourbon smooth and light vanilla touch. Ends slight bitter and smooth malty.
Ungstrup (30382) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A dark amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, spices, caramel, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, over ripe fruits, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.