thouse (50) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow! 14.1%. Rumor is a limited edition bottling is on the way. Pretty self explanatory. The Lakewood, New York based brewery took their barley wine and aged in bourbon.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oak aged backburner. Citrus hops and slight caramel nose. Dark amber colori. Good lacing. Vanilla and coconut. Hops and malt finish. Oak aftertaste. A journey of flavors.
rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cole’s. Orange/copper colored liquor with a malt-vanilla aroma. The small white head was surprisingly persistent. The mouth feel was full and warming, the 14% ABV well-disguised in the bourbon/vanilla/dried fruit flavor, sweet attack and complex finish. This is an absolutely wonderful Barleywine that I hope makes it into bottles.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark rust with a frothy white head. The nose is tobacco, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and sweet syrup. The taste is syrupy sweet goodness with bourbon, oak, vanilla, and the perfect dose of hops. There is a mild alcohol burn but the 14.1% is hidden remarkably well. Kudos to Southern Tier on this one.
pghbeerlover (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Beermuda. Wonderful aroma vanilla, oak, and bourbon. Dark brown with a thick creamy head. Smooth taste of vanilla and bourbon with a bit of oak. Definately a warming effect from the alcohol. Overall a great barleywine.
adrian910ss (2419) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at capones. Pours a deep coppery color with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of sweet warm bourbon vanilla and caramel toffee. Taste is much the same.
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capones, pours a cloudy light brown with small head, very good lacing. Aromas and taste of sweet vanilla cream, butter, bannana, cloves, candy sugar, caramel toffee, spice, nuts, dark cherry. Nice body, very warming. Excellent barley.
JPDurden24 (1650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At FWIBF, Brown pour with an off white head, Nice toffee aroma with some boozy notes, sweet and full flavor of vanilla and oak. Nice flavor, nice beer.
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown pour with a light brown head. Big bold bourbon on the nose, oak, vanilla and some prunes/raisins. Flavor is sweet and loaded with bourbon and oaky goodness. Really liked this.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of vanilla, oak and sweet mince meat. Pours red brown with a small filmy head. Taste is amazing and sweet. Many bourbon notes, especially the oak. Quite tasty.