Huhzubendah (3341) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rusty orange body with a bubbly off-white head. Aromas of wood, booze, caramel malt, sweet fruity esters. Super woody. Rain water and wood. Earthy and boozy. Pretty sweet and finishing dry. Pretty good, though not my thing. If you’re a fan of sweet, malty barleywines, you’d likely enjoy this.
Lowe1983 (1475) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, some floral hops, and bourbon. Flavor it’s similar with a lasting aftertaste.
wrlangin (109) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours deep brown with tan head. Mild whiskey aroma. Well balanced between ale and barrel aging.
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furthur (761) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, dark, slightly cloudy amber, nice creM colored head, some lace. Aroma raisin and dried plums, malt, something spicy, vanilla. Taste is malt, whiskey, oak, vanilla, dried cherries, hint of anise, with a sprucy hops finish. Palate is rich and smooth, carbonation moderate. This is last years, so almost a year in the cellar, and it’s still pretty hoppy. Not very sweet, which is a nice suprise.
Sunni05 (33) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy dark amber almost like it's unfiltered. Hints of banana on the nose. Full bodied flavor with the woody-ness of the oak barrels. Only downside is the aftertaste that is the same as all Sierra Nevada brews...grapefruit. Still...loved it.
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Muggus69 (1926) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 vintage. 750mL corked & caged bottle from Beer Cartel
Deep copper body, holds a dense beige head throughout. 4
Nose is intense - toasty, charred, coconuty oak notes, rich treacle, biscuity malts, rum, resiny cedary/pine, cooked citrusy hops. 8
Full body, not as rich as expected, long on the palate, low carbonation. 4
Intensity ramps up on the palate - very woody; charred oak, dark rum, dank piney American hops, treacle, vanilla, toasted coconut, dried fruits. Stacked with bitterness, plenty of length, warming without being spirity. 8
Big brash Barley Wine - very American, very good. 16 4.0
daleharshman (1026) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Catching up on older ratings from notes. 750 ml bottle shared on May 5, 2015 by my buddy Shem. Pours a lovely garnet-brown color with a thin layer of tan foam. AROMA of thick toffee and caramel, light bourbon notes, coconut, and vanilla. FLAVOR has significant bourbon notes (vanilla, coconut), brown sugar, sticky dried dates, and still a little bit of hop twang actually. Somewhat sweet but still not quite cloying. Surprisingly smooth finish. (384, 999)
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at the WWWW beer tasting at iphonephan’s. Medium brown with lite tan head. Brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, oak, hint of booze. Good.
WhiskyBraj (12) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My god, bigfoot is good, but the barrel aged is next level. The oak influence brings down some of the cloying sweetness. Gentle roastiness and toffee balance this beast out. Great.
pineypower (2980) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a decent darker amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of burnt sugar, caramel, oak, mild dried fruit, some vanilla, light alcohol. Taste is solid, oak, burnt sugary caramel, light earthy wood, a mild punch of bitterness. Alcohol is there but not over the top