LagunaBeerMan (10) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not your typical beer. First off I just wanna say this is such an awesome beer just because of how different it is. Itís put in scotch wood barrels and it really tastes like your sipping a nice scotch Iím surprised by the reviews I read that nobody has mentioned that yet.
I poured a 2012 unaged 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Itís very dark amber, small head. Complex and strong. Tastes of raisin, plums, toast, wood and alcohol. Made for aging, can only imagine how it would taste after a few years. Great beer.
Englishatheart (10) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 bottle. recommended by clerk. A little pricey. chilled lightly and wow ! so full of flavour. worth the price. alcohol is well hidden. lots of dried fruit. my first barley wine. will keep a few in cellar to age. North Coast rocks !
baumanj (9) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012. So so so sweet. Dessert beer. Amazingly sweet. Stilton or some smelly strong cheese - appetizer beer. Strong alcoholic sweetness with a complex barleywine aroma - light raisin and some caramel.
dsagoas (9) - , Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
07 bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish orange. No head. Aroma and flavor both show ripe fruit, hazelnut and vanilla. Also a generous alcohol warmth. The bitterness cuts through the sweetness so its not overly sweet on the palate, The alcohol lingers through the swallow. Complex and strong. In general, not my type of beer, but impressive how they maintain the sweetness but not allowing it to be cloying.
lanceballance (7) - USA - MAR 26, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent Aroma. Smells like dough and caramel. Slight hint of alcohol on the finish. Very warming.
Tpalm (7) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious taste considering alcohol content. Minimal head. Carmel raisin taste.
mhachar (7) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a nice reddish color, with a tan head. The aroma is great. I can't pinpoint what it is, but if it was food I would definately eat it. Flavor is strong and unique. It has a bit of a sweet aftertaste.
alumbis (7) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2008 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma and dark brown to amber color. Drinks smooth with a little sweetness and a fruity flavor. Not easy to tell this is an 11.6% ABV.
OwenBytheway (6) - Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2008 bottle. Very rich caramel. amd who could believe thay could brew this sweet a caramel and get away with it
Nice aroma, thick rich head dark tan head which dissapates quickly, and a very sweet hit ... which stays on the palate.
This stuff is strong, but it sure doesn’t taste that way. Just try to write a review of a single bottle ten minutes later.
This brew would bring peace at the United Nations.
Perfect for a person who says they can’t stand the taste of "beer". And iIt is that good to hard hopheads and maltoholics.
My brother got it from the brewery, and now he won’t trade back three Rasputins for one more Old Stock.
On a special day when you only want to drink one bottle, this is your date.
BeerTyrant (6) - USA - APR 1, 2008 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
07 bottle. My first barley beer, so I donít have anything to compare to. Pretty tasty, poured ruby brown with a reddish-tan head. Tasty, I can tell the complexity, but not sure what to look for.
Pretty nice though.