tmoreau (3413) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, ambered brown color, with a presentable layer of off white/light tan head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The aroma introduced typical BW scent, with ripe/dried fruit, caramel sweetness, toffee, lurking alcohol, and barrel induced hints of vanilla & subtle coconut. Full flavored and warming, hop influence was still a strong factor, even after the barrel hiatus.
Bacterial (2674) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber pour from a bomber. Nice off white head. Nose is strongly hop forwards its just a hint of bourbon. The taste was hoppy fading to a hint of malt with a massive bitter finish when cold. As the beer warmed up it became much more interesting with toffee and vanilla coming out. Numbers are based on the room temperature tasting!
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark rich brown. It has vanilla aromas and a mediums head which lasts for time. It has a malty flavor with is highlighted by vanilla notes. Starts slightly sweet but wait there is a powerful kick on the backend which makes this a big hearty drinking barleywine with great flavor. Very very well done. Oh BTW I'm part Sasquatch and we much prefer that terminology. Bigfoot is a somewhat racist term.
rondphoto (3552) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy amber brown color, beige head, streaks of lace. Taste is caramel malt that moves toward toffee on the swallow, followed by just enough bittering to keep things in balance. Slight alcohol warms the throat deep in the finish. I don’t detect any bourbon or oak, but no matter - it’s an exceptional brew.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear ruby. Aroma is vanilla, and sweet caramel. Bigger barrel notes come out as the beer warms. Some toasty malt notes, raisin, and dark sugars. Very tasty.
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conway (2210) - - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark ruby/copper with little head. Aroma is dark fruit and vanilla. Taste follows and adds some toffee and hop bitterness. Rich sticky mouthfeel. Excellent.
egajdzis (5860) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky red brown color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, citrus, vanilla, dark fruit, bourbon alcohol. Taste of vanilla, caramel, day fruits, grass, tobacco, bourbony alcohol in the finish.
seehaferb23 (156) - - MAR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The most expensive beer of beer night but well worth it. I love the non barrel aged one but this is excellent.
keanex (1695) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Glass: Tired Hands wine glass.
Appearance: Lightly hazy rosey garnet body with a dense light tan head.
Aroma: The aroma is mild with grapefruit, spicy hops, hints of bourbon and oak are present. Complex and unexpected.
Taste: Oak heavy and boozy with bitter grapefruit and spicy hops, lingering dry oak. Very bitter and boozy wow, harsh.
Palate: Full-bodied moderately carbed.
Overall: Boozy hot mess.
JBPortland (1437) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours hazy dark brown red with a finger of head. Nose is bourbon soaked oak, vanilla, marshmallow, mild sweet dark fruit, maple, bread, plum, hint of heat. Taste holds all the components of the nose with balanced bourbon that is well integrated into the flavor profile and nice vanilla oaky layers to compliment the dark fruits and bread. Finishes semi sweet vanilla, dark fruity plum and earthy bread with layered whiskey and wood. Tasty stuff!