Ughsmash (7173) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Poured clear medium garnet with a smoked beige head. The aroma picked up aged caramel, molasses, and vanilla, with tart bourbon and spicy rye cutting through.. lots of lovely barrel on the back of the nose. The flavor opened with tangy bourbon and oak, with warm, creamy vanilla and caramel following.. spicy rye and sweet bourbon enveloped the decadent middle.. long, memorable finish.. loved it! Syrupy and thick on the palate with low-ish carbonation.. coating.. this was some excellent stuff!
Ibrew2or3 (7046) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber courtesy of Homer321, thanks Sean. It pours up with a murky amber body that has thin copper edges and supports a thin light tan head. The aroma offers up a nice mix of sweet prunes and figs to go along with a smooth sweet modest bourbon note and a sliver of vanilla. The taste begins smooth and it quickly gets into sweet prunes, figs, raisins and molasses. It then picks up a modest smooth sweet bourbon note that adds just enough to the experience. Great barrel contact time here. It gets a bit earthy at times into the finish. Nice sipper.
BVery (6828) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Rust brown pour with minimal head. Nice nose of wood and sweet. Smooth full palate. Sweet caramel, low bitter, very nice.
DrSilverworm (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, shared by DanielCoor. Hazy red orange amber color. Thin ring of off-white head. No lace really sticks, just a couple dots. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Dark fruit notes. Lightly spicy. Some woody tannins, light vanilla whimsey. Not much to it overall, though. Some light notes of oxidization. Tastes sort of "old", but not terribly "old". Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Alcohol is well-hidden, not a factor at all, really. OK barley wine, but it hasn’t really aged well. Not atrocious, but not amazing. Dan was pretty disappointed by it (he didn’t want to finish it).
drowland (6124) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle awhile back... not sure why I never rated. Rich brown pour with a decent khaki head. Slight BA aroma with earthiness and mustiness. Laid back malty flavor with a touch of BA and earthiness. Underwhelmed.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Pretty nice biscuit malt forward barleywine. The 1/3 bourbon barreled blend leaves me wanting a little more barrel presence, though it comes out nicely as it warms. Depending on the bourbon, 50 50 is about perfect. Little hop presence, though there is some back-end bitterness. Overall, pretty nice, though not a standout."
Braudog (5873) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The strong alcohol-laden aroma wafted to my olfactory glands the instant I cracked this top. Poured deep, furniture-stain-brown, the head but a quick fizzle. Despite the fear of something akin to varnish, this drinks with quite a sweet, whiskey essence, a burnt sugar burn underneath. (#4875, 12/29/2012)
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank at thirdeye11’s birthday party.
The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and caramel malt, with some nice brown sugar qualities. The flavor is a bit different. I get some nice oak notes, as well as some toffee and rye. There is also a bit of dark cherry in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5618) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) clear ruby, ring of for tan bubbles. Nose of honey, cream, caramel, cinnamon. Taste of cinnamon, light amercan hops, great Linger. Rich finish.
TheBeerGod (5315) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 2011 Barley Ryne. Copper pour with a short, bubbly tan head. Aroma is strong oak notes, soft vanilla, dark fruit, dark bread, caramel, and hints of brown sugar. Taste is big oak, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit notes, dark bread, toasted malt, soft booze, light toasted coconut and toffee notes. Body is medium-full and the carbonation is light leading to a pleasant slickness and mild alcoholic warmth. Ends with more caramel, toffee notes, dark bread, dark fruit notes, oak, vanilla, and brown sugar notes. Damn tasty!