TheEpeeist (3131) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. The last in the line-up (actually finished with a 09 Dark Lord) for my 5th consecutive Father’s Day/US Open barleywine tasting with my friend Dan, joined for the first time by my two daughters and the boyfriend. Cloudy brown with beige bubbles. Nose is caramel, vanilla and whiskey. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is candi and whiskey. Finishes with slightly burnt sugar and grass. Pretty simple for a barrel aged brew.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Farewell to ibrew2or3… Pours clear and dark amber with a small, off-white head. The bouquet delivers raw oak, caramel, toffee and a nuance of fuzzy fruit. Medium to full-bodied with a sticky, fatty mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is thin, but well-bittered and certainly high octane with lots of whiskey flavor. Boozy, watery finish. Bottle courtesy of markwise!
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to boamr for this one in trade. Sampled at IBrew2or3’s going away party. Pours a caramel/ amber color with a white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, whiskey, vanilla, cherries, wood, brown sugar, and nice aromatic sweetness. Flavor is sweetness with bits of oak, caramel and toffee, vanilla, cherry, cherry pits, and a lovely balance. Medium-bodied and very enjoyable.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
transparent red-nut brown, large cream bubbles. Bubblegum, ethanol, caramel malt, lots of heat in the finish. Yuck.
HonusWagner (1115) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pushes a little too hard on the whiskey pedal. Really, really sweet and tough to drink in any quantity, has some decent flavor but lackluster in comparison to some of the other beers sampled yesterday.
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks again Markwise. I don’t think the whiskey did this one justice, that being said, still well worth putting in my mouth.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear deep amber with a reddish hue, small off white head left some decent lacing. Nose held faint herbal hops, caramel malts, some dry barrel character. Light wood tannins on the palate, pretty tasty and not overly heavy.
Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a light copper color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention and limited lacing. Aroma of clear whiskey notes with light warming alcohol and sweet malt notes. Taste is a bit too sweet for my taste with some warming alcohol notes and rounded edge from the barrel-aging. Body is about average with OK carbonation and light alcohol notes. Limited complexity with too much sweetness and good barrel–aging notes.
GT2 (7693) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL. First Nebraska rate! The pour is a clear, deep amber with loads and loads of particulate. Small, tan lace. Aroma is buttery bourbon, vanilla, rich toffee and caramel. Taste is sweet, dark cherry, spicy alcohol/boozy, nice bourbon/coconut, gets a little sickly sweet. Palate is thinner, watery. Reminds me of bourbon on the rocks.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Massively barrel heavy nose with lots of sugar. The taste is very sweet, heavy barrel, boozy. Too sweet and fat too much barrel.