phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via STL trade. Pours a hazed amber color with a small off-white head. Notes of toffee, brown sugar, caramel, leaves, cookies, apples, vanilla, and toast. Some bourbon warmth, but very, very subtle. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Really big brown sugar and toffee character. The barley wine works very well here and benefits from the subtle barrel aging.
deyholla (5841) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Bob for this bottle! Pours a hazy amber brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of sweet grains and red wine with a bit of caramel underlying. Flavor has a interesting combination of dry red wine, sweet grains and toffee that seem a touch muddled.
EtTuCthulhu (843) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 Bottle #493. The appearance fuses a chestnutty orange color with a minimal off-white head. The aroma is a nice mixture of booze, raisins, caramel malts, and cherries, and the flavor is just as indulgent due to the heavy sweetness, touch of sourness, and mild level of umami. Furthermore, the palate is extremely complementary to the taste as a result of the oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and sweet yet boozy finish.
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brown with thin tan head. Nose is cream, brown sugary, plum and dates, faint smoky oaky finish. Flavor very sweet. Would be cloying but strong alcohol and slight oak astringency cut the sugar. Rounded, slighlty oily mouthfeel. Short finish. Good.
strattonspeaks (112) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, nearly auburn pour. Thin off white head. Incredible nose. Rich molasses, cask, fruit, caramel and a dash of alcohol heat. Really delicious barley wine. Nice sherry notes up front, brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, booze, light oak and buried fruit. Medium to full bodied. Slick. In my opinion, the most sophisticated of the Motherís brews. Terrific.
RobertDale (2829) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber at a bottle sharing. Pours reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma of sherry, fruit, spice, and vanilla. Taste is sherry, red fruit, vanilla, brown sugar, spice, and some alcohol. Very nice.
jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky brown and hints of red with an off white head. Aroma is sweet with pineapple and vanilla. Taste is cherry, sherry, red fruit, and some booze. This was very good.
thegreenrooster (3052) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a clear brown with a small white head. Aroma on this thing is amazing. Lots of the barrel show up. Nice vanilla with some brown sugar and an overall char oak. Flavor is more of a brown sugar with a nuttyness. Finish has some thick caramel. Kinda loses the barrel in the flavor but there is enough things to look for. This was super tasty.
jkbachman (179) - - JAN 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The only noticeable difference between the regular Foggy notion and the single barrel version is how much more pronounced the sherry flavor is in the single barrel. A very delicious interpretation of a barleywine ale.
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jandd1983 (2039) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured a dark copper color with a small white head. The aroma was of toffee, plum, some spice, earthy notes and berries. The taste was of toffee, anise, sherry, vanilla, brown sugar and a hint of a peppery note. Full bodied. Another great beer from a growing brewery.