ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bourbon and toffee nose, lots of dark fruit, some booze. Taste is extremely sweet, moderately bitter, lots of toffee, slightly astringent, light coffee, lots of raisins, plenty of bourbon, lots of raw sugar.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Small beige head atop clear garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, whiskey, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, some whiskey, light alcohol burn. Sticky medium-full body, minimal carbonation.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark, clear brown. Aroma of Jack Daniels, cocoa, dilute Starbucks. Taste is alcohol-soaked malted milk balls. Finally, an interesting barleywine!
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate, toffee, toasted, nutty, dark fruit), average hops (floral, spicy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of figs, alcohol, raisin, prune, dates, and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toffee, toasted, nutty, dark fruit), light hops (floral, spicy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of oak, alcohol, raisin, prune, dates, brown sugar, vanilla, and figs. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation and creaminess with a medium-sweet finish.