swanmann (628) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottle, label says 10.2%: Pours copper color with slight red tone, small amount of tan, quickly disappearing soapy bubbles, no lacing. It smells of toffee, chocolate, bourbon. After warming a bit, delicious flavor of lightly roasted barely, vanilla cookie dough, whiskey. Itís just a touch syrupy. It finishes sweet, with caramel, a touch of roasty bitterness, a hint of orange, with gentle carbonation.Itís a very fine barley wine.
gene2002 (2) - Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
smells just like a fresh mash, yet has a gentle sweetness that manages to be very balanced with the carbonated bitterness that rolls along your tongue. Excellent beverage.!
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber. Has a toffee and caramel aroma. Taste is sweet malts, some oak, and hard dark alcohol. Creamy and full beer.
buckaroobanzai (6) - - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Have been following this beer for a few years now. Have cellared SIX 2008 vintage, 3 í09, 3 10 and so on comparing and contrasting. Have to say at 6 years, the 08 is SMOOTH as SILK and utterly DELICIOUS! Notes of caramel and toffee wafting from the snifter as I imbibed on New Years day. Compared to a 2010 and AMAZINGLY, with the SAME formula, the NOTES were DRASTICALLY different....almost TROPICAL!! Coconut, Papaya and Mango very forward, but STILL with the smoothness consistancy that Iíve come to EXPECT from Schlafly. Canít wait till my B.D. in September to compare/contrast again!!! (drink these bad boys only on THOSE 2 days!!! That, my friends IS RESTAINT!)
Beardaxe (263) - - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the schlafly tap room. Poured into a tulip glass. Beautiful color. It's a hop forward BW, but not to degree of a hog heaven or flying mufflan. It's well integrated into the beer, along with some nice toffee and caramel chewiness and some lingering oak. The beer is a bit sweet as it warms and could be smoother. Still worthy of a glass.
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jefcon (1419) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich orange amber int he glass with a fine, honeyed aroma. Tasting reveals pine and toffee, roasted peach, nectarine, and alcohol. Very drinkable, very lovable.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with a light creamy head. Sweet up front, nice sticky caramel flavors, some brown sugar and honey. There are enough hops present to keep this from getting overly sweet and cloying
lefossoyeur (468) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at BiŤres & Saveurs. Copper amber with a small whitish head. Caramel, candy, barley sugar aromas. Very classic barley wine aromas. Thick, full body, sweet with a good backbone of bitterness, very smooth. Very nice classy BW.
punkska101 (964) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle A: butterscotch, caramel. App: clear dark brown beige head. T/p: full body with long sweet finish. Licorous. Itís sticky. O: nice like the mouthfeel and overall balance of the beer.
BOSSbrewer (1970) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Along with their imperial stout this is one of my favorite beers. Nice malty flavor with lots of toffee and caramel. Not roasty at all. Just a fantastic beer.