daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler shared at DL day, forgot who though! Dark brown pour. Tons of bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla and some honey. Flavor is full of bourbon, caramel, oak, and some light bitter notes round this one out very nicely. MMMM good!
UDBeernut (1247) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at chopkofest pours medium gold. Caramel and honey sweetness, slight oak and faint bourbon.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a translucent, garnet amber with some cloudy, beige head. Nose of fresh cut honey comb, booze, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, some hand soap. Flavor is very sweet, butterscotch, bourbon, vanilla, honey comb, a little lemon/lime soda, malt, brown sugar, some heavy brandy. Big, full bodied finish. Still a little hot. Even though this was a bit boozy, I still very much enjoyed this.
mcberko (4805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from St. Fun (thanks Josh), pours a deep dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma of wood, honey, caramel and vanilla - quite strong and boozy. Flavour is very alcoholic and barrel heavy, with notes of wood, bourbon, vanilla, booze and honey. Extremely boozy and heavy. Not very complex and very difficult to drink due to the booziness. Yet another ridiculously over-rated big boozy BA barleywine. Not for me.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 vintage, bottle 194 of 276. Lightly sour aroma. Opaque brown beer, and lightly carbonated, fine for a barleywine. Some bourbon and brown sugar. This beer foes bourbon better than most, which I typically find unpalatable in my beer. Fairly hot palate.
DrSilverworm (3994) - 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 (1718) - 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 (1674) - 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 (834) - 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 Bobís - wow thanks! Caramel sugar bourbon nose. Slightly hazy pour. Honey, bourbon goodness. Very good!
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.