argo0 (11181) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
’08 vintage-12oz bottle-@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-still-copper. A-bourbon, caramel-med malt. T-bourbon, caramel-med malt, spice hops. Alcohol bite/hot still.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: BA Barleywine
Date: February 10, 2007
Appearance: muddy brown
Aroma: sweet brown sugar aroma
Body: big body
Flavor: lots of sugary sweetness in addition to the bourbon sweetness, a touch of alcohol warmth, light bittering tries to balance the sweetness but comes up short, still quite drinkable, would age nicely
Name: BA Barleywine
Date: March 12, 2007
Score: 3.7 to 3.9
big sweet dark caramel sweetness with bourbon soaked dark fruits, alcohol is present but not over powering, big sweet sticky candied dark caramel character, vanilla brings out even more sweetness, sweetness is a bit more likeable this time around
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle. Red copper with a small off-white head. Big aroma of malt, caramel, dried fruit, vineous alcohol and vanilla. Sweet malty flavour, notable (but integrated) bourbon, some caramel and fruit, warming alcohol, almost a bit too boozy.
Pinball (10605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
#37 at papsoe’s blind tasting
clear amber, almost no head
aroma is dusty, oxidized, barley winish
flavor is stale hops, malty, boozy.
bhensonb (10340) - 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.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
kuh bo ba bar....de botella. 2010 version. Deep amber colour. Sweet malty dark fruity woody alco bourbon aroma. Good thick sticky mouthfeel. Sweet dark malty, caramel and dark fruity vanilla flavour, bit nutty, some alcohol. Goes great with vanilla ice cream, thanks Plovmand.
Tmoney99 (10068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, toasted malt, bourbon alcohol and vanilla wood aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit bourbon vanilla sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.
Koelschtrinker (9994) - 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
brokensail (9918) - 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.