ClubGonzo (5358) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap sample at CBC 2014. Deep cognac-hued mahogany brown body, small off-white head. Nose is peanuts, wood, caramel, bourbon, brown sugar and hints of toffee, cream and booze. Taste is deep caramel, creamy toffee tones, wood, peanuts, bourbon, alcohol, hints of brown sugar and grains. Full, smooth body, medium to soft carbonation. Lovely bourbonized barley wine from the so-often-splendid Kuhnhenn.
hackobock (3286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ CBC, Pours clear dark red with an off-white head. Very nice aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, oak, dried fruit, earth. Taste is sweet dried fruit, vanilla, bourbon and light bitter, some dry woody notes. Mediumd/full smooth oily body with soft carbonation.
jookos (5220) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC14-red. Dark mahogany. Very bourbony vanilla, rich plummy malty nose. Full body. Soft, with raisins, caramel sweetness. Bourbony oaky vanilla. Bit too much though.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 ounce draft pour (2013) into a snifter at ChurchKey during the Kuhnhenn SAVOR event. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of bourbon, caramel, dark fruit, toffee. Tasting notes of bourbon, caramel, dark fruit, booze. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Syrupy mouthfeel. Very nice!
solidfunk (7222) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smokey, bourbony, awesome. Pours light black with good head and lacing. Some booze. Finishes a little sweet with some bourbon. Comes together very well - great barley wine. Tap takeover at Churchkey.
StoutHead (942) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CBC 2014. Pours a dark red color with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet, malty and fruity. The taste is of malt, dark sugary fruits, vanilla and bourbon. Aftertaste is very very fruity with a great deal of alcohol in it. Full body and high carbonation - feels very fizzy and bubbly on the tongue. Good intense Barley Wine,
Rune (10927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster, on tap, 2013 version, 16 % abv, at the third session, Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Rosewood coloured body. Film-type layer at the surface. Vapour of bourbon joined by bread-like malts and vanilla oak. Flavours of bread, prunes, caramel, and integrated alcohol. Sweet malty ending. Very smooth vinous impression. Great sipper qualities (03.05.2014).
BRW (2026) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At CBC. Dark copper colour with off-white head. Bourbon, wood and vanilla aroma. Caramel, vanilla, sweet taste, creamy. Medium to full body.
Iphonephan (5968) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head Aroma of bourbon. Flavors of oak, vanilla, dark cherries and of course bourbon. Smooth viscous mouthfeel Lingering booze finish.
RussianDragon (574) - - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Church Key. Pours a hazy dark brown, no light passes. Lacing and sugary bubbles cling to the glass, no head. Aroma is rich and sweet: malts, toffee, oak & vanilla, dark sugar, caramel, with notes of chocolate. Flavor is classic English barley wine with boozy bourbon out front. Sweet roasty toffee finish.