dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ tht. Aroma is huge roast, liquorice, chocolate, marsepin and vanilla. Flavour is quite bitter roasty burned liquorice
Benzai (14262) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled from bottle @ THT November. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized creamy dark brown head. Aroma is malts, lightly roasted malts, lots of bourbon, some coffee. Taste malts, roasted malts, lots of bourbon, bitter. Oh my fucking god this is awesome!
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at THT Movember
No head. Clear black pour. Very nice brew. Good barley wine
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma of sweet berries, caramel malt, quite meaty. Full body, flavour as the aroma, chocolate and fudge.
thomashall (707) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours dark brown almost black. Smell of smokey woodfire and bourbon. Taste the same with slight alcohol finish. Great beer.
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of grainy malt, chocolate, caramel and bourbon. Chocolate flavor with some booze and a bitter dark chocolate finish.
djd07 (10483) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong rye, oak, and wood. Slick mouthfeel with strong dark fruit, rye, wood, and light boozy finish. Very good.
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
phenomenal beer. the last of the steel toe beers that I haven’t had. Reminiscent of bourbon county stout, but with it’s own identity. A little more hops, and stronger bourbon. great aftertaste
mag_burk90 (14) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. A - strong bourbon dominates, delicious. Appearance - thick black, dark foam. T - bourbon sweetness, slight roast and hop notes. Mouthfeel - velvet, thick, hides most of the alcohol burn. Really excellent offering from STB - balances flavors of black IPA and barleywine with added complexity of bourbon.
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crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 Before the Dawn, we’re prepared for the fall
So many lives with no future at all
Before the Dawn, now they chime in the end
Death and destruction will come from their hands,
or I sacrifice you bastard child
The time has come to take your life
Born of evil in the name of Christ
YOU SHALL DIE!!!
Re-rate, really like this stuff a good ba barleywine.