brystmar (1075) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007, thanks Bill / Mora2000! Ugly murky brown color leaves soapy tan suds on my glass.
Smells of aged booze, liquified raisins, creamy caramel, and more. Taste improves on the above, adding boozy complexity, dark fruits, chocolate notes, butterscotch, damn tasty. This has aged like a champ; way better than fresh. Big fan.
cstuartj (908) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, pours imperal stout black color, no head. nice sweet overripe dark fruit nose, and alcohol. sweet, sugars, alcohol, warming, dark. yummy!
kraddel (2341) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thnx to smurf2055
Pours black , grey fast fading grey foam
Smell is bourbon and oaky , very sweet typical bw
Taste is thick , buttery , sweet , some sugar . Very nice ! Thnx man !
johnnnniee (1955) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review from notes 2007 Bottle Shared by MrBarleywine.
Pours a deep copper color with a decent sized off white head that shows moderate retention. Aromas of dark caramelized sugar, dark pitted fruits, bits of wood, hints of rum and bourbon, light alcohol, no hop aromas. The flavor is sweet with dark sugars, light oak, light fruits, a solid hit of warming alcohol and a touch of earth. Medium to thick body with a moderate to light level of carbonation and a sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. One of my favorite barley wines, I only wish it were a little easier to obtain.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Bourbon, Maple Syrup
T: Maple, Bourbon
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Sweet, Boozy
Overall, a decent barrel aged barley wine with some sweet, boozy finish.
Dodgrblu (550) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, aroma is whiskey and caramel, flavor is similar, boozy mouthfeel.
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Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was big strong whiskey, chocolate, dark fruits, and toast. Flavor was whiskey soaked chocolate, sweeter dark fruits and a lightly choppy finish. Pretty great stuff.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Steve’s house. 2011 vintage. Pours a fairly clear, red orange appearance with a thin off white head. Quite spicy, very woody, raisin, toffee, dark fruity aroma. Big caramel, rich toffee, dark fruity, light chocolate, somewhat boozy, a bit oxidized flavor that actually a little bitterness on the finish. Easy to stick for the abv but not an elite barleywine in my opinion.
arminjewell (5588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, 2011 vintage thanks to Aaron! Dark reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of big dark fruit, dark toffee, molasses, hints of caramel, nice figs, raisins, dark cherry, nice. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, figs, hints of fruit, lots of toffee, molasses, caramel, fig, dark cherry, finishing fairly sweet, nice bourbon and oak notes but the age has done pretty well on this.
Steasy66 (783) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
07, 10, 11, 13. 13 is the darkest by far. 13 sweet toffee strong bourbon. None of these are blowing me away