jredmond (5667) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Torst with Andrew and Andy. Pours a deep brown mahogany body with no head. Aroma is prune, putrid fruits, caramel and a strange buttery character. Mouthfeel is medium with notes vanilla, caramel, prune, apples, bourbon and oak. The aroma seemed really off.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of sweet caramel and bourbon. Sugar, whisky char, dark fruit, caramel apple
b3shine (5850) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to sniffer (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good for the style; a semi-transparent amberish brown with thin light beige lacing and soft carbonation. Smells buttery and cheesy with a touch of wine. Tastes like it smells, only better, with notes of caramel and a sweet malt backbone. Solid but not spectacular.
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. 2010 vintage, labeled 15.5%. Dark brown / red color, mostly clear. Minimal head. Some dark fruit, light cardboard in the nose. Bigger body. Very light carbonation. Dark fruit in the flavor, light caramel malt. Some spice. Tastes a bit oxidized. Moderate sweet taste. Only a hint of warmth in the finish. Best thing about this beer is how well it hides the alcohol, pretty impressive. Flavor isn’t very inspiring right now, though.
ICEatALAMO (999) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
'10 draft. The pour is a dark amber with little head. The aroma is sweet plum with some booze. The taste is bitter and a little metallic. The sweetness does come through.
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Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2010 vintage poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber head. Aromas of plums, dates, carmel, toffee and light tobacco. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, plum and raisin with a crisp warming lingering fruity finish.
Keir (172) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ brewery. Clear, dark amber with little head. Nose of alcohol with a slight fruitiness. Tastes fruity, a bit sour, a peppery bite, and alcohol burn. Creamy feel. 04/22/10
PhillyCraft (3447) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle, my bottle said 15.5% alcohol. Shared with a bunch of friends at Bill/Franks "end of the world" tasting. One of the top big beers of the night next to the ’05 Darklord and ’05 Gratitude. Red-brown pour, slightly clearish accompanied by very thin head. Aroma and taste of dark cherry, caramel malt, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee. I thought it was boozey but others said it was tamed for the amount. Guess I am not used to drinking stuff this heavy on a regular basis. Really nice barleywine though.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 15.5 ABV pours clear mahogany with no head aromas are of bourbon and dark fruits,taste are of bourbon dark fruits vanilla and oak overalls not a bad barleywine have had better even from Kuhnhenn but I don’t understand the low score by style any Kuhnhenn barleywine is better than the best by other brewer’s, I’m lost for words shame on you
Steve_0 (2881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home shared with friends courtesy of Armin. Thanks Man!! Poured a light brown with an amber tint and little-to-no head. Smell is big raisin, bourbon, prune, vanilla, wood, and grass. Taste is very alcoholic, prunes, raisins, vanilla, oak, bourbon, and whiskey. Mouthfeel is very thin with almost no carbonation. Almost like an aged glass of whiskey and somewhat difficult to take down. Not bad, but you definitely need to share this one.