DalzAle (2002) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle. Very dark amber colored pour, no carbonation and an aroma of heavy bourbon/whiskey and rich malts. Flavor started slightly malty, then a little bourbon, slick vanilla and a sweet warming caramel corn aftertaste. Solid, unique and worth searching out. Very glad I got to try it.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] generously shared by Dalzale. Thanks! Pours a clear copper with a scant head. Aroma is cherry, vanilla, coconut, caramel, toffee, and some alcohol. Flavor is very smoky, a bit astringent, quite a bit of alcohol, a touch of popcorn, quite a bit of hop bitterness. This beer is super sharp, bordering on stinging.
smith4498 (3214) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG 2010. Vintage 2009. Pours cloudy light brown color with off white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, caramel and oak. Similar flavors with dough and molasses. Medium body with soft carbonation.
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours dark brown, no head.
Aroma, load of caramel goodness, butterscotch, bready malts and doughy with touch of bourbon.
Flavors, fudge, buttery sweet caramel, medium carbonation, light vanilla note, warming abv, light fizzy mouthfeel, doughy goodness, sweet thick sugary palate warming abv with bourbon being well balanced.
This beer is grandiose. Has all the good characteristics of Kuhnhenn.
bu11zeye (12102) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle, 2009 vintage) Pours a cloud amber-brown body with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma of cherries, bread, toffee, bourbon, and brown sugar. Flavor of caramel malt, bread, cherry, toffee, chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla.
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, vintage 2009, RBWG. Small beige head atop murky dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, some Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, some Bourbon. Smooth medium-full body, low carbonation, wouldn’t guess it had such a high ABV.
MeadMe (1401) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: Pours a dark orangish brown hue with a small head. No retention but it does have some legs.
S: Huge aromas here. Tons of coconut, caramel, brown sugar. The barrel stands out in a big way as well with fresh oak, vanilla, and booze.
T: Crazy good brew. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Coconut macaroons, hints of dark fruit and lots of oak, vanilla, and light booze.
M: Medium in body, perfect carbonation, smooth, with a nice boozy finish.
D: Out of this world.
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a lovely reddish glow, only a small ring is left on top, looks heavy and inviting. Aroma is simply mindblowing, just oh so nutty and toffe loaded with slick lovely creamy sweet buttery vanilla, caramell and cookie dough notes. Some lovely fruity black currants, dark berrys, integrated bourbon and some raisins. Flavor is about the same but with "less" unfortunately, still lovely but with a fairly noticable alcohol presence, especially in the finish which is slightly dry with lingering bourbon notes. Mouthfeel is smooth, quite sticky and fat.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade.Sweet bourbon nose. Poured a ruby red. some sweetnotes but the a bv is well hidden between lots of malt and some big sweet hop notes. Good.
brokensail (12363) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a murky dark amber color with very little in the way of carbonation and little to no head.
S: The nose is very heavy on the bourbon, with plenty of sweet molasses, brown sugar, caramel, with a light touch of chocolate. There is also some noticeable alcohol.
T: Like the nose, the flavor is definitely heavy on the bourbon. There are, however, nice brown sugar, butterscotch, caramel, and chocolate flavors with a hint of alcohol heat.
M: The body is fairly full, and due to the low carbonation, quite smooth and sticky on the tongue.
D: While there is a decent amount of heat to this beer, I still really enjoyed the flavors. I think the vanilla and chocolate oxidation flavors go nicely with the barleywine base. Perhaps it would have been good to let this age for a bit, but it’s still enjoyable fresh.