Leighton (8791) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - thanks to Ken. Pours clear amber with a frothy, tan head. The nose has leaves, dry caramel, dry bread, some wood. Medium sweet flavor with boozy punchy, leaves and earth, dry wood, dry caramel, bitter toasted grass. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, lots of earthy bitterness, dry caramel, dry wood, some leathery berries. Not bad.
jmagnus87 (2052) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Super boozy with vanilla and caramel and a decent bit of dark fermented fruits. Good, but could probably lay down for a while.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle $15. I was excited to get a bottle because I heard only 20 cases came to CO. I also remember liking this when I had a taste at GABF five or six years ago. Unfortunately this one was a real disappointment for me. Appearance was about identical to regular Bigfoot, ruby red but less head than the regular. The aroma was quite nice, good whiskey and barrel coming out of the bottle and my glass. The flavor was just a mess for me. Huge bitter hops conflicted with whiskey flavors and then heavy brown sugar, just messy. I think my real problem was that the beer just had too much bitterness that in my opinion does not work well with the whiskey barrels. I would not purchase this again but if barrel aged Narwhal comes out, whew!
Serving type: bottle
matt7215 (2082) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared by jprime. deep orange with an off white head. super sweet, huge barrel. i had a tough time getting through my part of the bottle and we split it 5 ways. not bad but too sweet to be drinkable.
Steve_0 (1940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Armin’s with friends, courtesy of Armin. Thanks man. Pour is murky amber brown with little to no head. Big caramelly, toffee, raisins, figgy, prunes, grapey, cola, woody, and bourbon aroma. Taste is caramel, bourbon, slightly oxidized, figs, prunes, raisins, and malty aroma. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty tasty BA Barleywine.
Experiment_Ale (380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 at Armin's. pours maple bronze. Aroma is oak, fig, light rye. Taste is sweet malt, sticky figs, thick malty rye.
arminjewell (5233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out 750 mL bottle, dark reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of caramelized sugar, dark fruits, nice earth, lots of oak, bourbon, hints of earth and spice. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, oak, nice vanilla, whiskey, finishing fairly bitter, nice and sweet.
boisebeerguy (12) - boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has this side by side with regular. Completely different beer. Definitely smell and taste the barrel and some vanilla. Very smooth on the tongue, but still very boozy.
rocbyter (1832) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark malt and old wood aroma. Cloudy brown color with a medium tan head. Moderately sharp beginning with a creamy light alcoholic finish
sherm1016 (1001) - 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.