Homer321 (2744) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of rare barrel. Taste is muddy and boozy. Kinda flat otherwise with lots of boost.
beechner224 (922) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours cloudy orange amber, no head. Aroma of boost, sugar, malt. Taste is sugary, bubbly, lips are moving from the sugar, very sweet. It’s burns going down, chest hurts a bit.
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slumber, aliased. Bottle share thanks to Homer321. poured into crystal glass, murky, brownish red color, minimal head. Boozy, oaky, vanilla, malty caramel malt. Mildly sweet. Big boozy character, slight burn going down, caramel malt, oaky barrel tannins.
PotjeBier (1999) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml corked bottle, from a trade with richiesd, big thanks! Dark red color, clear. Light beige head. Aroma’s: sweet, dried fruit, toffee, hints of vanilla. Retronasal it’s sweet, toffee, vanilla, subtle notes of bourbon, fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate bitter, hints of wood. Medium to full bodied. Long finish, moderate bitter with notes of wood. I wouldn’t mind a bit more bourbon character, but nice anyway.
TheHOFF43 (1779) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with creamy head. Bourbon, malts, caramel and dark fruits on the nose. Taste is similar, sweet and boozy.
Bacterial (2194) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Levi’s LOL tasting. Amber pour with a slight tan head. Malty nose , lots of bourbon, malt and bitterness. Good.
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky amber pour. Bourbon and wood. Smooth easy drinking palate. Solid.
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown with a cream head. Vanilla, wood sticky, sweet caramel, and toffee. Great palate, heavy wood, caramel, alcohol, toffee, sticky finish
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2010 vintage) @ a recent bottle share... Poured mildly hazy amberish with a thin head. Nice bourbon note in both the aroma and taste. Dried stone fruit with toasted toffee and caramel and a charred grain and wood flavor.
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours murky amber brown with moderate brief tan head. Typical sweet barleywine malty aroma with hops, then trace of oak and bourbon. Taste sweet malts with moderate hop bitterness, finish moderate hop and oak bitterness. Thick palate. Nothing special.