Sikash (208) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dec 2012 bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a foamy white head that doesnít leave great lacing. Aroma is very bourbon oak forward with a sweet toffee notes as well. Flavor is very delicious bourbon but you are still able to pick out the sweet caramel, dark fruits, and malt notes. The end is very astringent with bourbon notes almost as if this is more than 13%. Mouthfeel is sweet full and carbonation is average. Overall this is an absolutely delicious beer that I would buy any time.
SpringsLicker (2938) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBWG.
Clear dark amber, thin tan head.
The aroma is boozy, brown sugar and roast malt.
The flavor is sweet, smooth, alcohol.
This would age nicely I think,
Tortman18 (151) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at gammon coach house labled as Straight Jacket. Drank from a snifter. Pours a dark ruby with a half finger of head and nice lacing. Aroma is very boozy and winey. Absolutely amazing. It smells as if Iím drinking a glass of merlot. Taste is delicious. Red wine, plum and YEAST. Very sweet. The best barley wine Iíve had to date.
tricyclist (470) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample pour at Hunahpuís. Pours a deep caramel with little to no head. Nose is sweet booze, caramel and molasses/toffee. Flavor is plenty of molasses and booze, bourbon and sweet malts. Not bad, but a little sweet at 6:30 in the morning.
SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
drank in the wyndham lobby in jacksonville,fl .. look at those beautiful black brides! .. . lots of molasses, booze, and bitter jam .. . full and hot, this baby needs time to calm down .. . still a fun one though .. . . oh, yeah, oh yeah, i sleuthed my ass off on this one.
DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at a bottleshare, bottle labeled "Straight Jacket". Vanilla nose, very nice. Wood, bourbon-barrel evident. Clear light brown color. Big body. Light smooth, creamy carbonation. Dry finish. Taste is bitter sweet. A light but very welcome boozy warmth. Good earthy hop, some light fermented fruit. Awesome barleywine. Nice amount of warmth to it.
Sledutah (3631) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013
Appearance: Clear dark amber with a small beige head
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee and brown sugar
Taste: Brown sugar, spices and some hot alcohols
TURDFERGUSON (3753) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in wyndham lobby. Shared by Chris I assume. Nose is sweet and lightly cloying. Flavor shows lots of brown sugar, a bit of dark fruits, heavy booze. Okay, but too much sweetness for me.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vanilla and brown sugar. This is a very sweet beer. Very balanced barrel aging goes well with the rest.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG in the lobby. Pours clear amber with a fine, creamy cap. Huge sweetness, toffee, ripe fruits, bread. Full bodies with fine carbonation. Hot finish, rich toffee, bitter leaves, sugary bread. Heavy duty.