Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, - FEB 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 (Bottle) Pours dark brown (almost black) with a creamy, nougat coloured head. The aroma holds wood/bourbon up front with notes of warming alcohol, toffee, vanilla, melted butter, some coconut and hints of dill. Deep malty undertones of roasted dark bread, cookies, caramel, soft cocoa and milk chocolate. Some brown sugar notes. Just a whisper of leafy hops and prune-ish dark fruits. Round, fancy and mega yummy nose. The flavour is medium sweet and near medium bitter with a touch of acidic notes from roast and hops. Balanced (but aggressive) oak, deep malt, balanced hops. Complex, yet dangerously easy to drink. The mouthfeel is round and velvety alongside a light stickiness. Soft carbonation. Malt and bourbon balance is perfect on the finish. Near full bodied.
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
111.2 oz. bottle from the Party Source. Pours a murky dark caramel brown color with a small beige head that disappeared quickly. The aroma is all malt and bourbon, caramel, toffee, vanilla. The flavor has big, sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, some vinous character, alcohol peaks in, but is mostly warming, this one is a treat, late, as it warmed, I got some anise and more wood, but I could have been happy with half the bottle.
allmyvinyl (6343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle thanks to Stuu666. Pours opaque brown with a thin ring of beige head. Aromas of light smoke, strong vanilla and coconut bourbon notes, dark candi sugar, boozy. Taste is light sweet, smoky, bourbon. Boozy finish.
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at james’s. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, light smoke, berry, oak, boozy, taste is similar, sweet, rich, toffee.
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely malty aroma with lots of bourbon, vineous notes, vanilla, very complex. Very deep dark brown color, opaque, minimal tan colored head. Raisin, prune, deep maltiness, vanilla, slightly oaky in the finish, just a touch hot, walnut, hints of chocolate. Full body, milky texture, creamy. Really, really good.
drfabulous (4809) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours with a head that quickly vanishes. Sweet and sticky. Some booze notes and caramel, some plumb. Bit of sherry.
BrunoSanchez (185) - Fermo, ITALY - JUL 12, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Molto buona! Barley wine norvegese scura con scarsa schiuma. Al naso note di liquorose e di frutta candita. In bocca molto corposa e complessa. Tendenzialmente dolce dove il tenore alcolico di fa sentire con carattere. Il sapore ricorda dolci al liquore di cioccolato e frutta secca tipo prugna ed uvetta. Una impressionante birra da fine pasto o divano. Consigliata! Bevuta alla spina in Barcellona nel BierCab.
Habanero (3274) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours clear, deep brow with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruit, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with some alcohol. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Barley. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
BRW (1445) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Dark brown colour with off white head. Bourbon, wood aroma. Sweet, bourbon, wood, vanilla, caramel and malt taste. Medium to full body.
Lukaduke (2689) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep mahogany umber color with some of that dull Ive been in a barrel chillin haze on the edges and a finger of khaki foam. The nose is complex with sweet undertones but so much nuanced complexity that I can just blurt out things like fonzies’ leather jacket, worn dusty parquet squares from the Boston Garden thats been aging in Johnny Most’s basement and were stained with Makers Mark bourbon that Tommy Heinsohn spilled during pregame commentary....but I digress. This beer is legit. On the sip Im taken to another level of beer that usually requires some gentle fondling and a trip to the confessional for going to devilish lengths in order to achieve beer geek status and sip, but really this bottle was just sitting on a shelf and Im gonna go back tomorrow and buy some more. Fucking liquid velvet, creamy, masculine, old man pipe smoke, grandmas butterscotch candies, serious brew.
IPAgutten79 (770) - Skui, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mørk, nesten svart. Null skum. Aromaen er vanilje, fiken(?), karamell/toffee og malt. Smaken er søt, med deilig vanilje, mørk tørket frukt, bourbon og toffee. Søt, med antydninger til surhet i ettersmaken. Tykk og klissete konsistens.