jstraw (1919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Bottle. Clear, apple cider color with scant, frothy, off-white head, wet lacing / Rich nose of caramel & orchard fruit / Medium to full body, chewy, sweet but with good hop balance, bitterness lurking underneath / Flavors of fresh caramel, apple, oak, coffee, chocolate / Not up there with the best, but solid.
Chudwick (2144) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in a tulip glass - sweet and oak. Smooth and dry are an odd mix. Berry intrusion. A fine beer. Balanced all around and not at all overpowering.
AndyReynolds (886) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oak and brown sugar (how come you look so good?) some vanilla, some other stuff that one would find in craft beer...drink it and find out for yourself. It is delicious.
Beerathon (1159) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sweetness from the malt bill. Hops are a bit subdued. Oakiness with whiskey/bourbon characteristics are evident.
Kita (1071) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, 0.65l, courtesy of CanCrusher. Pours hazy dark brown with thin creamy light brown head and nice lacing. Aroma of dried fruits, caramelized malt,cask wood and some alcohol notes. Taste starts with smooth and rich maltiness, following is sweet and fruity with warming mouthfeel and moderate bitter finish. Full body, creamy texture and average carnonation in palate. Superbly bold brew for cold winter days...
CanCrusher (642) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 28, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
0,65L. Sharing this one with Kita. Hazy amber red colour with creamy light brown head., that goes down fast and leave nice circle. Strong aroma of dried fruits, roasted malts, honey, cask wood and a bit of alcohol. Bittersweet taste with long lasting aftertaste. Smooth in mouths, full bodied, oily with soft carbonation. Excellent beer!
danielyabu (1174) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
large offwhite frothy gead. flat thick dark amber body. good lacing. mostly diminishing. aroma: moderate malty, mate tea, moderate hoppy, caramel. if: moderate bitter light sweet salty. ff: moderate bitter sweet, salty; long duration. palate: medium full body, metallic heavy alcoholic finish, lively carbonation, oily texture. the odd experimental bitterness has nothing to do with the style, spoiling it big time. 80s 60r
EamonTheGreat (143) - USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Yogi's in Bloomington. Pours amber with a decent head and some lacing. Nice bourbon aroma that's not too strong when you drink it. A quality barley wine.
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thornecb (4394) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Oak and vanilla aromas. Sweet caramel and toffee upfront turning to oak in the lasting resin finish.
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz for 9 bucks. DOB was 2/14/12. I hope that doesn’t affect the taste. Pours a rusty/caramel type of color with a small off-white head. Aroma is heavily malty, with some whiffs of alcohol, piney hops and fruit coming through. Taste is malty up front with the fruity flavor really coming through too. There is a bit of alcohol and oak flavoring in the finish. Body is medium with a slick texture. This is a quite nice barleywine ale. I approve.