DrSilverworm (8647) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared with brew3crew. 2010 vintage, 5 / 270. Totally hazy hazy dark brown / red color. Chunky particles in the body. Minimal khaki head, dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Very dry texture. Very light carbonation. Light sweet taste. Pretty boozy. Alcohol head in the finish. Light floral aroma, honey. Wheat, caramel malt base. Bourbon barrel influence lends nice wood notes, and vanilla. While cold, it was harsh. But as it warmed and moved, this got way better. Nice.
50belair (2967) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Wonderful caramel and honey aromas. The bourbon is taking over. Undercurrents of smooth caramel malts and honey. Like everything from Jackie-Os, the body is thin and watery.
ryanfolty (2103) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 23, 2013 bottle at skyviews. Muddy brown pour with limited head. Bourbon, wood, honey and caramel in aroma. Taste was consistent with aroma and a dry heat in the finish. 2010 vintage, bottle 194 of 276.
Bacterial (2281) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Bob’s - wow thanks! Caramel sugar bourbon nose. Slightly hazy pour. Honey, bourbon goodness. Very good!
BVery (8049) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle shared by Doug - thanks! Murky deep orange pour with a white head. Big time wood aroma with vanilla and bourbon. Rich and boozy - excellent. Bottle #194 of 276. Rare treat!
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, #74/180, from the 2011 release. pours a hazy copper with hints of garnet around the edges capped by a razor thin, pale beige head that leaves just a trace of lace around the edges. aroma is excellent with heavy notes of caramel sauce, honey, sweet breads, vanilla nougat, and wet wood backed by dark fruits, spices, bourbon, and an interesting note of floral sweetness. flavor is delicious, but surprisingly a bit tart, with heavy dark, vinous notes, black cherries, and fresh figs up front backed by sweet toffee, vanilla, honey, and mellow, woody bourbon. palate is medium bodied, probably lightented a bit by the tart notes, with light carbonation and a lingering finish of dark fruits, caramel, and bourbon. overall, a damn tasty barleywine whether it was supposed to be tart or not.
burg326 (4719) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle shared by a guy at Matt’s tasting in Chicago, poured an cloudy amber color with aromas of malt, tofffee, light caramel, honey, and some vanilla. Flavors are the same, light bourbon in the finish, nice beer overall.
Damico (2948) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear murky brown with a decent amount of sediment and tan head. The aroma brings sweet malty notes with light toffee, strong. The flavor is similar, sweet, light toffee and a decent body, not too thick or syrupy, but the birch comes in pretty potently with light honey notes.
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Puddintane- thanks again, Dave! 2010 release, bottle 200/276. Pours a deep, not quite clear amber-mahogany color with no head. Looks exactly like the Cherry WYH. Aroma of honey, dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, and oak. Flavor of brown sugar, caramel, plum, oak, earth, chocolate, and honey. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, chewy mouthfeel that finishes dry. Nice barley wine; the honey is a very nice touch.
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear medium to dark orange amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, licorice, laberlaver - bourbon. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, caramel, honey sweet, sweet bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.