deyholla (9256) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my secret Santa. Pours a near clear deep amber with an orange hue and a light brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains and caramel with a bit of apple and a decent amount of bourbon. Flavor starts with some earthy grain and bread with growing sweet grains, caramel and some vanilla/bourbon that adds a bit of heat in the finish.
arminjewell (9142) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with thin slightly off white head, aroma brings notes of dark fruit, toffee, some caramel, slight smoke, roast, some vanilla and bourbon notes, hints of roast and dry oaky notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of oak and sweet bourbon, some vanilla, dark fruit, some slight caramel and bitter earth notes, the oak really dries it out well at the end. Dig this stuff!
slowrunner77 (8345) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby caramel pour. Speaking of caramel, it dominates, along with a very pleasing fruitiness, and vanilla and oak from the obvious but not too much barreling. This is a heavy, thick beer, but is very smooth at 10% and well received all around. Definitely enough to want to try more from Eugene!"
marcus (8276) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botttle from John’s Grocery, Portland. Pours dark brown with no head and a cat piss and treacle aroma. There is a plum and vanilla flavor with a bourbon finish. Leaves bitterness on the palate. Complex and tasty.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed brown body and a small, off-white head. Aromas are very peppery and spicy (oak and alcohol), rye, bourbon, peanut shells. Plenty of alcohol and a light caramelized maltiness. Heavy on the barrel. Flavors are spicy oak, boozy. Quite dry, light caramel and dark fruits. Not very bitter but incredibly spicy and a bit tannic. Medium bubbles and very warming.
Ibrew2or3 (7760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy muddy copper – brown with thin white head. The aroma has wood like notes, booze, spicy wood, maybe some spicy rye too and a nice sweet earthy fig like sensation. The taste is yummy with a big load of blunted pine hops followed by a bit of citrus and then molasses, wood and some vanilla. It comes across boozy too but right to style. Yummy and it comes together very well.
Plovmand (7286) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is fruity and malty with notes of fruity hops, oak and biscuits. The flavour is bourbon, oak, malt, caramel and some booze. Quite boozy finish. The bourbon is mostly in front in the flavour.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared by ygtbsm94: Pours a clear dark copper bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet dark caramel and bourbon vanilla oak nose with a touch of light fruity esters. Starts with pretty good fullness and dark caramel sweetness with a smooth vanilla oak and bourbon character before a slightly warming, drier finish. Pretty well-balanced and complex.
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at FoBAB 2010 (Chicago, IL). Pours a murky dark amber hue, some fire behind it. Frothy tan head, sticks around small layer. Aromas are rich bourbon, wet sticky toffee, vanilla, dried fruit, nuts. Initial rich toffee, nice bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, light oxidation, mellow biscuits, dried raisins, orangle marmalade. Finish is mellow sweet, rich fruits and nuts, wet sweet toffee, finish is mellow sweet. A sweeter Barleywine overall, lighter and spirit and more invested in caramel, toffee, dried fruit, and touches of marmalade. Could it use more barrel time? Maybe.. Nice beer
nimbleprop (6648) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy, caramel brown with one ring of white head. Nose is nice, oxidized, leather, orange, caramel, a little vanilla, vodka, honey, malt. Flavor is sweet, leathery, mint, orange, raisin, caramel, some apple sauce, brown sugar, cardboard. Full bodied, sticky finish.