sherm1016 (1034) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from West Lakeview Liquors, split with Dwm1034. Pours a clear, dark copper color with an off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is whiskey, caramel, dark fruit, raisin. Medium on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, nutty, boozy, whiskey, a little vanilla, a little oak, molasses, with a sharp, whiskey finish. Very nice.
dwm1034 (579) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber with Sherm1016....thanks.
Huge nose; definite nose and taste from the barrel aging....definitely a tasty sipper.
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mcberko (5197) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out loads of vanilla, along with caramel, whiskey and wood. Flavour brings out a lot of heat, but is very complex, bringing out loads of whiskey, booze, vanilla, some caramelized sugar, and caramel. Extremely hot / very boozy - this would do well with some years on it. But even as it is now, it’s quite complex and even drinkable for the ABV and heat. Good, but I much prefer the regular Bigfoot.
Ataraxia (283) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish-amber, thin off-white lacing. Old school barleywine aroma: toffee, caramel malts, dried figs and dates, tree sap, hints of vanilla, and whiskey soaked wood. Dry bitterness, a bit of spice, quite malty, and full bodied. Too much carbonation for me. Alcohol is present and lingers in the finish.
DocJitsu (695) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange-amber color. Aromas of light bourbon and heavy toffee. Mouthfeel is sticky, hot, and heavy. Bourbon vanilla and caramel flavors. A little too much hop presence for the style.
JHunter (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark black with a brown colour head. aroma of whiskey and licorice. strong oak and whiskey in the flavour and sweetness.
firkinChad (49) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Drinking 2011 bottle. Holy dark fruit richness.. An intense malt, alcohol heat and beautiful bite. Head is white and holds well with nice lacing. I have 2 6pks aging in dark cool place and has been worth the wait. There is this sharp dryness at the end that really plays well with the rich malt and alcohol.
Trev (1819) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whiskey, licorice toffee aroma.
Medicinal whiskey, oak, floral hop. Licorice and toffee flavor.
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5000 (5981) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, reddish, thin to moderate tannish head, frothy, little lacing.   Strong alcohol, bourbon, caramel, and graham cracker on the nose.   Seems still a little young, 5 months after I bought it.
Lots of bourbon and caramel on the tongue, sweet maltiness.   Big graham cracker and vanilla.   This one is big, and still rather youthful.   Has a bit of an alcohol bite to it.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.
Loads of alcohol dance from start to finish.   Sweet maltiness, caramel, bourbon, and graham cracker make up the background.   Finishes a little rough, yet big and sweet.   This one would be a great one to age for a few
years as it still seems a little green and hot right now.   I wished I saved more, but I got an idea of how it would be down the road, less bitter, less alcohol, with more malt/caramel sweetness (just my style).   As is, real
enjoyable even if a little hot/green.   Dang, now I really wished I saved more for aging.   This is one that will absolutely flourish over other similar style Barleywines with a year or two in the bottle.   Only thing I will
say is it could stand to actually be a bit heavier/maltier.   Would certainly make it last longer than a year or two.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Oaky, malty, red wine and hops. Clear amber, rich but thin white head. If only it tasted half as good as it smelled. Alcohol, plum and some mild earthy hop characteristics. The finish is alcohol and no nice fruit or hops.