hman43 (736) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a brown with ruby hues and an off white head. The head is fairly pronounced and leaves a fair amount of lacing. It is fairly clear as it warms. It has an aroma that is highly malted and sweet with caramel, bread, and dark fruits. There are hints of citrus as well. It has flavors of citrus, molasses, caramel, bread, and a pronounced hop bitterness. There is a fair amount of alcohol warming that borders on hot.
MarcoDL (3199) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Bruery. Aroma of boozy raisin, vanilla and ripe fruit. Taste has boozy vanilla raisin, caramelised malt, subtle cocos and a long finish. Good stuff.
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from John’s Market. Pours a bright red mahogany color with a medium to small beige head. Huge sweet boozy malty nose. Heavy beer, dry at times and yeasty but overall very sweet, caramel, toffee, berries, boozy bourbon. Candied bourbon is just about right for this. Quite good though. Perfect for about 4 ounces. 750 ml will be a lot.
zizzybalubba (1691) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh (2015 Edition). Muddy brownish-orange pour with a frothy khaki head. Boozy aroma of vanilla, tangerine, bourbon, oak, coconut, and toffee. Incredible flavor of vanilla, apple, orange peel, figs, coconut, oak, and whiskey. Noticeable alcohol warming. An outstanding barley wine.
JaBier (5877) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy and chunky brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel and some roast. Malty and caramelly flavor with a big bourbon finish.
arnold931 (1004) - Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours copper with tan head. Nose is toffee, oakey, vanilla. Taste is sweet vanilla and some alcohol in the finish. Very good.
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber white head. Nose/taste of bourbon, caramel, oak, toffee and sticky fruit - medium body.
neepsntatties (1506) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by "hannont". Colour...golden hued with a thin ecru head. Nose...eminently boozy and loaded with dried dates and golden figs. Palate...like so many Bruery beers, this is a diabetic coma in a glass! That said, this barleywine brims with dark, dried fruits, singed coconut, toasted oak, vanilla and Christmas cake. The finish is very long, boozy and filled with caramel and horehound drops.
JorisPPattyn (8794) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small head, cream coloured, over reddish brown beer. Wood, vanilla, chocolate mole, coloured malts, red fruit, lactic. Dry faint bitterish, chocolated, leafy, vanilla, sweet-alcoholic, red fruit. Alcoholheat, burning MF. Hot...
kathouse (1368) - Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with some sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of toasted nuts, figs, raisins, and brown sugar. Alcohol makes itself known from the beginning. Good caramel flavors, more brown sugar, an some fruit in the finish.