madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma: Vanilla, wood, bourbon, ripe fruits, sweetness, some caramel. Flavour: ripe fruits, caramel, wood, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, liqouice. Medium to full bodied. Ends full of bourbon notes and fruits with a tad of liqourice.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a hazy deep amber with an off-white head. Very sweet and oaky Bourbon aroma. Rich body, thick burned caramel, slightly woody with a massive booziness. A very typical US-style Barleywine. Nice alright but perhaps a little rough and unrefined. 250213
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and light yeasty. Toffee malty and light phenolic. Bourbon smooth and alcohol warmth. Bitter and dry finish.
Beaver (1311) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
22 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a small creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet sugary fruity candy, peppery alcohol, flowers and a little oakey bourbon.
The flavor is extremely sweet sugary candy and cola with some slightly tart fruits and some bitter alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some prickly carbonation.
Overall, it’s a bit of a mess - way too sweet and sugary.
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish color. Souring mouthfeel. Notes of coconut, sunscreen, dill, and citrus. Weird.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with Danielle Morris via chat.
Pours a deep amber with a nose of oaky resin and bourbon chocolate. Flavor is oaky bourbon and young fruit with a finish of delicate chocolate. Average mouthfeel. Not bad, just a beer I’ve had before.
Brouwerij (930) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque orange-brown with minimal head and no lacing. Aroma is bourbon, alcohol, oak. Flavor is fruity up front fading quickly into bourbon, oak, and alcohol tones. Hints of vanilla oakiness. Bourbon is undoubtedly the dominant character of this beer. Reminds me of bourbon barrel Olde Skiddy. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. A very boozy bourbon barrel aged barleywine. Exactly what I was hoping for.
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber from Jubilation on a recent trip to Albuquerque. Gold wax cap, no year otherwise indicated. Pours a deep, opaque brown with a small head that rapidly dissipates. Aroma is sweeter than the Chicken Killer (if that is possible), with lots of whiskey and vanilla. Taste is a bit sour and more complex than the Chicken Killer and has plenty of oak notes, bourbon, dark fruits, and caramel. This is a pretty good variation.
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kevinator (977) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good bourbon aroma with mild hoppiness. First BBA Barley Wine for me and it works but not as well as a stout or quad. Cool dark tea color that gave the impression a lot was floating around in there. Not big pieces, mind you, just cloudy. The palate was full but oily. The taste had a sour tone that may have been intended or not. Nonetheless it appeared to age well. This new batch appears to have produced a lower ABV at 10%, which was still noticeable. Good and unique but not perfect.
eddy5335 (45) - Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle. Dark ruby red, good fluffy off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, sweet carmel, vanilla, oak, sweet fruits. Taste is sweet right up front, malty, carmel, good hop bitterness, bourbon notes are light, but they are there mostly in the back end. Not too boozy at all. Overall pretty tasty, and a somewhat good deal for a bourbon barrel aged barley wine.