Ibrew2or3 (6226) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big BIG thanks to Doodler for reading my mind and send me this NM barleywine. I owe you man! The gold waxed 22oz bomber pours opaque copper with gold hues and supporting a short lived tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a tart sort of red wine note and then it starts to get into some oak, vanilla and bourbon. The taste is similar where I’m getting bourbon sliding into a barrel tartness and a bit of red wine. Wow, there is no beer left here but just vanilla, bourbon and a slight infection. Sure glad I didn’t try and age this one.
nbutler11 (1262) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Live Rate! Bootle shared at Dakine’s house -- thanks! Pours a hazy amber color with a ring of beige foam. Smells predominantly of red apples and bourbon. Thin in consistency. Tastes of further apples, caramel, and brown sugar. Not bad.
BigHoss (151) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It has nice brown amber color and a very small light brown head. I smell wood, vanilla, bourbon and sweet malt. I taste all of the same too, I can taste the alcohol in it. It is a barley wine so don’t trip. I love the bourbon taste:)!
Ratman197 (8532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Waxed bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, carmel, oak and fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, oak and fruittiness with a smooth lingering lightly tart fruity finish.
jkwalking05 (3076) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with an average beige head. Aroma is of melting plastic, wood, and spicy hops. Taste is slightly tart, bourbon, wood, spicy hops...different.
Taosmax (25) - - JUL 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly cloudy with a nice, creamy head. Strong, smoky flavor, reminiscent of whiskey. Alcohol warmth. Malty sweetness with a hint of hops. Full bodied with almost a nitrogenated mouthfeel. Thick covering of the palate. High oak presence. nuts, roasty, alcohol.
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.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lätt grumlig orange i färgen, litet offwhite skum. Sötare doft av nypon, karamell, fatkaraktär, vanilj, kola. Smakar alkohol med nypon, fat, kola, karamell, lång alkoholig avslutning.
crossovert (5713) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitley notes of infection which is a shame because other than the tart fruit notes it is a good beer with lots of vanilla and caramel.
kbutler1 (1335) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured into a duck rabbit snifter glass a slightly cloudy reddish mahagony color with a slight tan head that collars arund the glass. The bourbon notes about burn your nostril hairs off when you take a big whiff of it. I can’t really get anything out of the nose other than the bourbon. Medium mouthfeel. Again, the bourbon dominates the flavor profile with little else making itself known. Really trying, notes of caramel and vanilla can be tasted along with some spice. Alcohol warms as it makes itself down your throat. Getting kicked in the mouth by a chicken is not all that pleasant. The bourbon is way overdone and kills this beer in my opinion. As it warms it gets a little better and drinkable but still not outstanding.