jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared w/ J, K, and Simon at the 6/27 Del Mar Doom. Thanks Derek! F me...this is unreal. Silly, stupid, ridiculous. You know those beers you crack, sniff, and laugh? What you’d expect in the nose - but to perfection. Oak, bourbon, sweet malt/toffee, mellowed and powerful. Flavor boasts PLUM, sweet (a good sweet), oak, bourbon, raisin, toffee, candy apple, caramel, slight roast in the finish ... a really pleasant heat. Palate is aged to perfection and soft... beginning to push the limits of a "beer". This was a ’wow’ type beer in every way. You guys should probably make this again.
flatmatt (1395) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from the brewery, dated 2015. Pours a deep red brown with a yellowish off-white head. Strong bourbon and raisin fig aroma, molasses. Flavor has raisin dark fruit, molasses, and bourbon oak with a bit of oxidation. Really very good.
MetalNHopHead (1202) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 15, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Even by the strong standards of the Barleywine, Kuhnhenn’s barrel-aged ale is some unholy beast. At 15% it’s dangerously potent, but it doesn’t drink like a huge beer. Dark brown pour. Butterscotch, toasted malt, molasses, and vanilla aromas. Taste profile consists of dark fruit, caramel, coconut, and malt sugar. Alcohol heat is tucked away under the full-bodied malts. This is one hell of a way to be introduced to Kuhnhenn. This’ll put you right on your ass.
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Thanks, Cory! "BlowOffTube")
A- Coconut, vanilla, cherry, oak, booze.
A- Mahogany color, clear liquid, beige head.
T- Cherry, oak, boozy, coconut, butterscotch.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish.
O- A little hot and boozy but overall a hell of a lot smoother than one could expect going in. Well balanced and complex. A bit of time on this and it’s be swell and mellow.
JBPortland (1446) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12os bottle 2014 vintage pours clear ruby dark red with half finger fizzy head. Nose and taste have lots of big gooey caramel and sweet raisin, plum, fig and various dark fruit, touches of light vanilla spice, bread, cherry and big malty sweetness. Very good but not quite as good as BB4D.
ColovianTrader (464) - - FEB 14, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Massive amounts of caramel, sweet and lightly roasted malts. Sweet vanilla cream and oak blend nicely. Moderate heat front the alcohol but really walk balanced.
philus (44) - Bazel, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
F*cking epic barley wine! Has some stout and chocolate notes. Incredibly complex beer. I wanna try this back again :o
rxeight (2348) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, 2015 edition. intense caramel and hard candy. Oak vanilla toffee. Lots of spirit but not boozy. Some heavy and flavorful stuff, tastes every bit of the advertised 15%. Thick stuff for a barleywine.
chucklemation (1200) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma is dark fruits, oak, caramel, toffee, butter, and vanilla. Flavor is very similar, with the oak less pronounced, replaced with a boozy heat. Sweet and thick-bodied. This is terrific.
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière.
Couleur : brune ambrée.
Apparence : claire.
Caramel toffee, sucre brun, fruité (léger prunes, raisins) notes d’alcool, fût de chêne liquoreux, notes rôties
Entrée de bouche : fruité (raisins, dates figues), boisé (fût de chêne)
Dominance de caramel toffee léger rôti, alcool réchauffant, notes de sirop d’érable, notes terreuses et de chocolat
En bouche :
Corps : Rond.
Effervescence : moyenne-basse.
Texture : sirupeux et liquoreux.
Finale : longue, légèrement amère d’alcool et de rôti, fruitée
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel and dark fruits and molasses and bourbon and vanilla and this is basically exactly the English BABW you’d dream of.