OldGrowth (3264) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, from Jubilation Wine and Spirits. sweet. get vanilla and caramel, bourbon, tad oxidized. orangy brown color, small head that faded quickly to a ring, no lace. Sweet flavor. thicker body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. interesting. very smooth for 12%. but doesn’t make me want more. aroma not particularly appealing, not offensice, just dull, flavor moderately better, but nothing special.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at dak’s 1/2/11.
hazy. maple-y honey color with no real lasting head.
it smells like coppertone!... lots of green spicy wood, bourbon, umami, cumin, brown sugar, green peppers and vanilla-y coco-nuttiness.
the flavor is quite savory and picks up some white chocolate business along with all the stuff from the aroma. there is a mald bitterness on the finish which helps clean up after the medium body. nice. 8.5/3/8/4/17
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 22 oz, courtesy of Pinball, thanx. Beautiful reddish amber colored, small beige head. Woody nose, bourbon, vanilla, sweet toasted malts. Full body, lots of alcohol, thick sugary texture, malty, oaky tannins in the finnish. Not exactly well balanced.
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from bottle at DLD in April. Lightish brown color, but that color is solid. A thin layer of foam. Smell is a little sweet, not far off from a Bigfoot. Oh, my! A lot of stuff going on in the tongue, Makes for an excellent barleywine. Just a little bit of hop layer at the start. Then pretty sweet malts,but with plenty of malt character. Noticeably alcoholic. But with a light soda texture. A little oak in the finish.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-brown, beige cover. Aroma is fusel, alcohol, caramel, light fruit. Taste is fruity, caramel, vanilla, oak, whisky. Nice enough but a little harsh.
dfinney23 (2934) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a thin tan head. Caramel malt, vanilla and bourbon -- what’s not to like?
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy red amber with a small white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is vinous, oxidized, caramel, vanilla, oak. Taste is medium+ sweet and light bitter. Full body, oily/sticky texture, soft+ carbonation. Soft vinous finish with a little alcohol burn. Nice.
Brandman (2848) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dirty brown to amber body, offwhite head. Aroma has sour caramel, some resiny hops, cookies, chocolate, sorbus, bourbon, vainilla. Very round palate, balanced. Smooth and oily. Huge beer with huge sourness. Cookie dough and alcohol. Just great.
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, 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.
TAR (2685) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Obscured brick-orange. Creamy ring of eggshell bubbles. Clunky nose of raw sugary oak, sour rhubarb, sulfur, vanilla, pineapple upside-down cake, and coconut. Fuzzy carbonation. Flaccid body. Overripe fruit and medicine-soaked pineapple assault the palate and add to the brutish monstrosity of flavors exacerbated by the ensuing sour rhubarb and unrefined oak sugars. No malt is able to permeate the oppressive barrier of sugars and Red Delicious apple peel dullness. Finishes limp with incessant medicine-soaked sugars. A haphazard kitchen-sink-style creation that is unclean and sugary to the point of inducing nausea. That’s too bad, because I found Chicken Killer to be an enjoyable and nicely balanced barleywine, and a beer which I feel would have lent itself to blending with a portion of barrel-aged beer. But this is just so one-dimensionally bourbony, the base beer is unrecognizable. Drain pour.