DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, 2009 vintage. Totally hazy amber reddish color. Good thin khaki head. Little lace. Oaky, somewhat belgian nose. Medium to bigger body. Light, smooth carbonation. Vinous and wood notes. Light bit of fermented apple. Light spice. Kind of a sweeter taste. Decent bit of alcohol warmth, nothing bothersome, works with the subtle brandy oak notes. Enjoyable barleywine, but the texture feels more watery and flat than smooth. THere’s also a light sweet spicy bite, from maybe the Belgian Candi sugar. The influence from the brandy cask portion is pretty cool, though. This was enjoyable and interesting.
nimbleprop (4813) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Black Squirrel’s Michigan beer event during DC Beer Week 2014. Clear orange with lacinh white head. Nose has heavy malt, heavy sugar, honey comb, some orange peel, mild soap. Flavor is sticky sweet, honey, malt, vanilla, caramel, hints of booze, marshmellow. Full, sticky, boozy finish.
stevoj (2090) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barrel aging smoothes out his beer, enhancing its drinkability, taste and aroma. Excellent all around, high ABV lurks around in the background without forcing itself upon you.
fletchfighters (1063) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange amber color. Bottle had a lot of sediment. Half finger of off white head that fell to a collar. Carbonation has held up quite well.
Nose is soft oak, brown sugar and dark fruits. Good nose for the age.
Taste is a bit thin. Some oak, brown sugar, caramel and fruit. Carbonation is perky for the age but it has thinned out a lot. For a 7 year old 9% beer it was quite tasty though
libertine (203) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
;pours amber, almost no head. aroma is oak, caramel resin and malt. flavor not as oaky as I thought it might be. resinous up front, with toffee and cherry. medium body with a bitter finish. okay but not overly impressive.
Ferris (3896) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Orange and oak with a caramel base. Clear copper with a thin white head. Orange, apricot, woody oak with light hoppy bitterness. Pretty decent, but a bit of bitterness in the finish.
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange, some decent head, and a medium to thick body. Alcohol is hidden by the vanilla and dirt notes of the oak, some musty citrus and dark fruit.
Crispy34 (374) - Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Aroma is the sweet, malty barley wine smell. Some almost cherry as well. Appearance is a deep bronze with little to no head. Taste starts barley wine with a dry oak note. The aftertaste is very cherry. Overall, a very interesting beer. Would like to age one more, or see them do this beer in the oak barrels with actual cherry purée.
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mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden dark amber with thin head. Aroma pulls in hot alcohol . Taste is caramel and toffee and alcohol
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at a friends house. From notes. Loads of caramel, toffee, oak and citrus.
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate fruit, lighter smoke, caramel, brown sugar, and light oak. It pours a mostly transparent fiery amber with a decent amount of suspended sediment. It has a one finger khaki head that quickly fades to a soapy film. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with starts with moderate caramel, brown sugar, and fruit. The finish has light-moderate smoke, grapefruit/citrus hops, and light oak. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it’s not bad in a small dose, but a full bomber quickly wore on me. Calling it a smoked Barley Wine would probably be more appropriate.