48FanInCali (815) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 and 2011 vintage. Murky reddish brown pour with no head. Nose of sweet malt and booze. Taste is sweet with tons of caramel, toffee, vanilla, wood, and booze. Thick mouthfeel that coats the palate. One of favorites in one of my favorite styles.
whale_hunter (10) - - JUN 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from Kuhnhenn. Pours amber. No head. Aroma is very pleasant caramel corn, brown sugar, molasses and alcohol. Flavor is hot, metallic, caramel and bitter with a very thin body. Bourbon barrel is imperceptible, except in the hot, biting alcohol. It should be noted that this is a 2014 and drinking very young. Overall, hoping this beer improves with age. Will re-rate. Did not finish the bottle between a tasting group of five. BB4D blows this beer out of the water.
Cuso (5968) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, kindly donated by my Secret Santa, many thanks Clownoisseur. Shared with my daughter. Amber brown color with minimal white head. Honey, sweet malt, bourbon, nuts, wood.Taste, sweet malt, honey, bourbon, raisins, walnuts, coconut, sherry, dates, wood. Strong alcoholic finish. Tasty.
Clownoisseur (362) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 vintage. Pours a deep mahogany. Copper hues. A small tan head that fades to a ring. A bit of leg creeps up the glass. Aromas of roasted malt, wet oak, whiskey and dark fruit. Hot! Taste follows the nose with the barrel character being very prominent. Rich roasted barley, dark fruits and some earthiness carry the body, but ultimately, it is the wet oak bourbon that leaves the final impression. Good stuff, but a bit too barrel-forward at this time.
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy amber. Aroma is mega butterscotch, bourbon, sweet orange, honey. Taste is butterscotch, bitter orange, fruity coffee, mild roast, cherry, honey. Prickly carbonation. Very sweet.
swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle at Coles Barleywine Contest. Must have been a bad bottle. BAD, undrinkable. will rerate
tectactoe (3116) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Have had on tap many times, but the bottles always taste better to me. This is a 2010 vintage, labeled at 15.1% ABV & around 3 years old. Solid, slightly red-tinted color with pretty nice clarity. Barely any head, just a small beige collar that outlines the edges. Aroma fills the room as the cap is popped. Sticky caramel & toffee factory laced with undertones of prunes, dates, raisins, maple syrup, mild oak, vanilla, warming bourbon, & a rich brown sugar aspect. So strong, robust, sweet, decadent. Huge body; viscous, chewy, sticky. You could cut this with a knife. Incredible toffee & caramel backdrop; sticky sweet & rich. The bourbon is more forward than the barrel, but plenty of woody vanillin & lightly toasted oak is still present. Dark fruits, dates, prunes, mild anise, maple, there is just so much to enjoy here. Incredible. Amazing. One of my personal favorite barley wines.
VsXsV (2817) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear ruby liquid with a medium off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, raw sugar, toffee and caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of bourbon and wood. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Really good stuff.
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a clear copper with no head. The aroma is strong booze, wood, roast. Thin mouthfeel with raisin, booze, candy sugar, sweet finish. Good.
slowrunner77 (7077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"vanilla, bourbon, oak, sweet light and dark fruit...superb aroma and incredibly smooth for a beer of this strength. my first kuhnhen beer is a doozie!!"
mR_fr0g (5348) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, red session. 03/05/2014. Red/ amber coloured oour with a halo of cream head. Aroma is bourbon vanilla, oak. Flavour is Full bodied, unrefined sugars, brown sugar, hot alcohol. Some dired fruits. Palare is full bodied with fine carbonation.