Lothore (550) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Pours a muddy dark brown hue with little to no head.
S- Hints of fig, plum, raisin, brown sugar, and light hints of alcohol.
T- Light citrus notes (orange and tangerine), pine, deep fig and brown sugar notes that have a sharp start, full middle and very dry finish.
M- Thick with medium carbonation.
D- This is a great barleywine to sip on on a cold day.
Dr_Fellini (413) - 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 (8426) - , 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 (4634) - 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 (2135) - 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 (3665) - Everett, 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 (909) - 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 (992) - 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.
ericdevin (769) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Bier Stein, Eugene. Pours a medium brown, decent amount of tan head. Aroma Bourbon with a slightly nutty character, some sweetness, caramel. Body rich, full, boozy, finish way too much. Yikes! Maybe hotter than anything else I’ve had. Should’ve sat on this longer, brewery.
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Boozy alcohol in the nose. Pours an oily liquid amber with small head. Goes down with warm alcohol and brandy
jandd1983 (2566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured an almost black color with a small tan head. The aroma was of malt, caramel, vanilla, fruit and bourbon. The taste was of roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, vanilla and bourbon.