Rasmus40 (17431) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Camons tasting, courtesy of adnielsen. Hazy orangey brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. Really nice. 120712
Koelschtrinker (16811) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 12, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2009. Schwerer, deutlich alkoholischer Antrunk mit eher wenig Aromen. Etwas brennend, wenig getreidig, wenig würzig malzig. Zum Ende schokoladig, brennend alkoholisch. 7/11/10/11/9/9
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper-brown color, small beige head. Strong aroma of toffee and vanilla. Full-bodied. Lots of bourbon and vanilla. Alcohol, warming. Strong and a bit sticky. Quite sweet but nice dessert beer when you have it in small quantities.
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, 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.
Dedollewaitor (15488) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Early Winter Tasting, Odense, 2011. Pours clear dark amber with bubbles on top. Oak, vanilla, dark fruit. Slick and vinous.Caramel and vanilla flavor. Heavy dominated by bourbon. Slick, oily and warming. A nice sipper!
chrisv10 (15189) - DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of adnielsen. Dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, toffee, rip fruits, little vanilla with notes of alcohol. Flavour is malt, dried fruits, sweet, toffee, hops, little bitter, plume, raisins vanilla with notes of alcohol.
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clead deep dark red/brown - white edges. Bourbon, vanilla, red berries, nutty, wooden, sharpness, alcoholic, coconut, dried fruits, light licorice, medium malty, ok sweetness, caramel, not too boozy..... nice.
jtclockwork (14729) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Bottle thanks to Jason! Pours dark brown. Small off white lacing. Nose/taste of almonds, toffee, plum, dark fruits, oak and figs. Moderate barrel presence. Sticky and sweet with some moderate well balanced warming alcohol in finish. Medium body.
mcberko (14077) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 2011 vintage. 12 oz. bottle, sent from northernbrews (thanks a lot, Jeff!), pours a deep dark mahogany with almost no head, just a small beige ring. Aroma brings out some deep, lush bourbon barrels, some alcohol liqueur notes, and toffee and brown sugar further back. Flavour brings out the bourbon barrels big time, but never in a distasteful way, full of brown sugar, some kind of sweet boozy liqueur, loads of caramel and toffee, and alcohol. This is big n bold, alright, and executed with supreme skill. So much depth, with a luxurious mouthfeel. Though it is sweet, it doesn’t suffer from cloying sweetness like so many Kuhnhenn beers do. One of my all-time favourite barley wines.
bhensonb (13995) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to jrallen34 for this great 2010 bottle. Pours dark brown with a little head. Aroma is dark caramel, tobacco, vanilla and raisin. Full bodied. Lots of vanilla flavor. Smooth dark caramel. Raisin. Mild heat. Mouth smacking.