S_Side_Smitty (572) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours amber-brown - surprisingly clear - with a thin light tan head. Aroma is roasted grains and oak. Combined with the alcohol, the aroma is reminiscent of whiskey. Taste is nice. Molasses & grains up front with a brief, but noticeable flash of alcohol in the mid palate, then smoothing out to a nice oak infused heavy malt finish. The oak really refines this barley wine. Really nice.
cards04 (2156) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my new favourites. Pours a dark toffee colour with creamy off white head. Heady aromas of bubblegum, caramel, and vanilla. Sweet caramel flavours. Tonnes of vanilla and oak. Just enough bitterness on end to keep it from being cloying. Holy cow this is good. Much better than the original in my opinion.
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5th January 2013
Almost clear amber - brown beer. Tidy cream coloured head. Palate is semi soft with fine carbonation. Creamy malt with a little oaky vanilla but nowhere near as much as other Oak Aged Southern Tier beers. Some alcohol aniseed but no heat. Nice mellow hops - orange with a touch of mint. Finishes semi dry with jammy fruits coming to the fore. Hangs together very well. Very drinkable.
argo0 (11962) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some grapefruit/pine, wood, toast, light vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, toast, grapefruit, some wood. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
UDBeernut (2052) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from the local grocer. grocer shelf whalez bro! pours light mahogany amber with a tan head. nose has toast, oak, and booze. taste is same with a bold body. booze burn on the finish. yay!
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, caramel, oak and some citrus hops. Flavor is caramel malt, dry oak, bitter hops and some mild alcohol. Medium body with a soft mouth feel. Great barley wine, the oak goes great with the base beer.
BrewBoxer (2400) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at shortys . Deep brown color. Taste is sweet of toffee and smokey taste. Little boozy with a nice aftertaste.
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DenverLogan (857) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 22 oz bottle...probably a few months old.
Poured in a medium Duvel glass.
Dark amber with small head & lace.
Light malt aroma.
Significant carbonation and big mouthfeel.
Flavors of dark roasted malts, caramel, oak barrel, sweet malts, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, powder sugar, molasses. Big and bold, strong, rich, robust with a prominent malt body, and for me, balanced and very tasty.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle courtesy of Jesterdeal. Thanks. Pours a roan brown color with a small beige head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The nose is somewhat pungent with classic barleywine aromas of toffee, roasted grains, sherry, vanilla and some oak. The taste features toffee, caramel, earthy hops and a touch of sherry. The mouthfeel was uneven starting thin but building to a pasty conclusion, and the carbonation was soft. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: A decent BW that should age well.
MacBoost (1468) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a translucent brown with minimal head. Aromas of sugar plum fairies, spices and christmas trees. Tastes sweet with little appreciable hop bite. Molasses, brown sugar. Sticky. Dessert in a glass. Not a fan.