KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home from trade.. Thanks go out to Daniel L…. :) it pours dark brown with a medium bobbling tan head… coffee beans, toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, fruity, espresso, nuts, bourbon, oak, warming alcohol ….. very nice!
Jesterdeal (1659) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another winner from the Bruery. Aroma is oddly bitter with coffee, dirty grass, and malty chocolate. Pours muddy brown with ugly wisps of blonde. Taste is super sweet with cappuccino, brown sugar, oak, and white chocolate. Just tasty and sweeter as it finishes. The coffee is all there but it doesn’t feel dark or heavy. Nice.
beernbourbon (1265) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and light espresso notes. A hint of bitter chocolate and herbs as well. Flavor is caramel malt, herbal coffee notes, and light bitter coffee. Very green and vegetal. Hides alcohol well. Strange flavor.
HonusWagner (1233) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was impressed by this. It really needs time to open up but the coffee in the nose works really well and it’s not as sweet or thick and fatty as I expect from a Bruery Barley Wine. Good stuff.
tectactoe (1190) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Mike! Murky mahogany & dingy brown pour with a beige head that transforms to a thin ring in just moments. Aroma is mostly made of roasted, slightly astringent coffee beans, somewhat acrid in nature. Light oak & booze underneath, with even lighter notes of caramel & buttery toffee. But the cold diner-esque coffee vibe is the dominant aroma. Taste is the same way, overrun by coffee, lightly sweet & backed with a bit of caramel & toffee that peaks through from the base barleywine. I get some notes of anise, cocoa, & oak occasionally, but again, it seems the coffee addition has obliterated the base beer. Lightly astringent & sharp in the finish. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t my jam, either. Expected greatness, turns out it was merely decent.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from RS. Aroma and flavor of sweet bourbon, medium and bright roast, and caramel. This ain't Rare, but it held a finger to it. Really liked this beer. Very good beer.
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wchesser (1013) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly cloudy deep toffee brown. Nose is terrific light roast coffee. Taste is green and light roast coffee, brown sugar, some general bourbon moodiness. Perception of sweetness, but nice interplay with cold press like coffee bitterness. Well done. Like Dayman, but it BB barley wine form. Good with both steak and gorgonzola quesadillas and chocolate cake on first snow day of the year.
Homer321 (1012) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bootle. Nose full of chocolate and light coffee. Deep brown to black color. Minimal white head. Decent lacing. Taste is deep chocolate, not quite bitter with some light coffee. Really fantabulous. Pretty well balanced. Slight booze as it warms but overall a treat.
jbeatty (950) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 09/11/2013. Pours deep mahogany, light off-white head fades to the surface, soapy ring of lacing. Aroma is thick coffee, hazelnut cream vanilla and golden caramel, chicory, spicy bourbon. Taste is sweet creamy caramel toffee, vanilla coffee, mild underlying roast, lingering sweet bourbon. Thick body, yet a bit watery for this style and compared to Mash. The nose is really nice, but taste and body can’t keep up- but, all in all decent.
olr1984 (921) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
sampled at the young guns dinner at the kitchen in denver. pours a light brown with a tan head. coffee aroma and taste