Beardaxe (293) - - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into scotch glass. Thin lingering head. Mouthfeel not as oily as others have described. Lively carb. Flavor is prototypical barley wine with intense butterscotch flavor that shapes the whole thing. bourbon barrel is smoothly integrated. Very smooth for the ABV. Well done
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with the epic. Aroma of toffee, bourbon, malt, and caramel. Pours barleywine orange/brown and clear with nice carbonation and a small foamy head. Taste follows suit with vanilla, caramel, toffee, sweet chocolate, oak and bourbon. Mouthfeel is sweet without being too sticky intense. Just flawlessly executed. Immediately procured two more bottles.
slowrunner77 (7105) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"2010 bourbon barrel aged...boozy and complex. loads of vanilla from the barrels, dark malts, and bourbon in the aroma and flavor. slight hop presence barely noticed. delicious brew, if a bit overpriced at 17.99."
Dr_Fellini (830) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a medium to deep brown color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is malty, boozy, vanilla, molasses. Flavor is bourbon, malt, booze, molasses. Medium body, thick oily mouthfeel. Phenomenal barleywine. Love the bourbon character.
jtclockwork (10894) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Goulet’s. Pours orange brown off white head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chewy malt, toffee. Full Bodied.
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Eddan.
Hazy brownish/orange with a medium head. Sweet with caramel, some warming alcohol, port wine and malt. A nice one to sip.
SirLimpsalot (2668) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Basunen: ganska trevlig söt doft vs fat. Smak är mycket trevlig med söta och heta toner. Ganska gott.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
---- Soberness not garanteed!
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours a cloudy brown color with a smallish off white head on there. Nose has a lot of caramel and seems moderately boozy. Taste is a little sweet and the caramel is definitely there, as is some booze. Nice and smooth, though.
daleharshman (976) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bomber shared by my buddy Shem from his recently acquired stash of excellent aged beers. Pours a lovely garnet hue with only a thin layer of tan foam. Lovely AROMA of significant whiskey (rich not boozy), brown sugar, port wine, and candied cherry. The excellent FLAVOR has big caramel/toffee, vanilla, pipe tobacco, dark honey, port, molasses, and some candied dark fruit. Mildly sweet but far from cloying. Actually finishes quite smooth for being 13.4%. Delicious and supremely executed. (478, 875)
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle. Dark copper pour with a tan head. Aroma is of oak, raisins, dates, brown sugar, and bourbon. Flavor is big sweet candied dark fruits, oak, and molasses. Slightly warming finish from the abv but not overpowering. Tasty.