kathouse (1257) - 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.
Drake (10513) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting, 5/15/15. Hazy orange, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of booze, toffee, bourbon, The taste is toffee, vanilla, bourbon, raisin, booze. Medium bodied, low carbonation, boozy.
BucannonXC5 (1082) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Type: 750ml bottle (25.4 oz.)
Glass: 26th anniversary Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Beer Advocate’s heresy22
Purchased: N/A; Received Nov. 22, 2014
Consumed: May 30, 2015
Misc.: Born on June 20, 2014 at 3 p.m. PT
Poured a caramel, auburn, murky color with two fingers of khaki, rocky head. Occasional bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing on the sides. Average retention. (Sight - 3.88)
Smelled boozy toffee, caramel, plum, figs, dark cherry, bourbon and light unknown hops. (Smell - 4.38)
First thought on the taste was Oh. My. God. Toffee, caramel, plum, sweet bourbon, candied sugar and faint butterscotch. (Taste - 4.63)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish, nowhere near 12.4 percent. Just perfect. (Feel - 5.00)
This was just awesome. Would love to try it again. Wow. (Overall - 4.63)
4.58 100 A+
ebone1988 (369) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, 2013 vintage. Aroma is fruity, dark fruits, malt, booze. Appearance is garnett red, light beige head. Taste is very fruity, sugar candy, with a hint of dark cherries. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, good carbonation. Overall, I expected better but it’s not horrible.
GothGargoyle (1690) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown with a small beige head. Aroma is raisins, honey, Sherry, bourbon, dates, hints of cherry and plum. Medium-full bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet and slightly grainy on the palate. Taste is raisins, bourbon, Sherry, dates, caramel.
SmoketreeBrewr (15) - Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of carmel and coconut, carmel continues into the flavor with notes of coconut sweet malt and oak. Over an very tasty brew.
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml. A pretty solid UK style aroma, flavors too. Tastes kind of sugar amped up;. Lots of deep fruity tones. Solid offering.
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong vanilla, coconut, spice, dark fruit. Medium mouth, sweet roast, brown sugar malt, coconut, hides alcohol well, really enjoyed this.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the source. Pours a light Amber. Aroma is huge malt lots of toffee and caramel and sweet brown sugar. Really nice beer.
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maxifunk777 (27) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on tab from the bruery but that day it left less of impression compared to the Bruery’s top tier offings I sampled that day. Fast forward to last night after drinking FW 805 during the fight I opened a bottle of mash chilled to perfection and it was excellent look, smell, body , and taste all rate a low to mid A IMHO. If you can find it try it you’ll not be disappointed if you like Barley Wine beers.