brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with a small khaki head. Aroma is rich caramel, maple syrup, butterscotch, and vanilla. Some bourbon, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Nice sweetness to the flavor of caramel, maple, and brown sugar. Sweet potato, marshmallow, dark fruits, and fig. Light alcohol, vanilla and some bourbon.
ARH (1045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle poured into a goblet. The aroma is a strong raisin, dates, and figs aroma with pear, burnt caramel and wood notes. There’s an undertone of bourbon and a hint of peanut butter. The aroma is a murky copper with an off white soap head that has mild retention and a filmy surface and leaves a light, web lace. The texture is thick and chewy with a mild, fizzy carbonation and a full body. The taste is highly bittersweet, with perhaps slightly more bitterness (notably as it warms). The flavor profile is rich, burnt bourbon caramel and dark fruits and pears up front with some ash to the mouthfeel. A burnt nut character finishes the drink with a wood resin and dry bourbon warmth and floral grassy cleanliness. Dry bourbon caramel lingers in the aftertaste with some peanut butter, a hint of toasted bread and biscuit. some floral, and a bit of raisin that cleans quickly with hints of caramel and pecan lingering.
weihenweizen (2626) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown 2015 bottle poured into a snifter. Clear Amber with white head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt.
bhensonb (13206) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours copper with a foamy/fizzy beige head. Mixed aromas of bourbon and brown sugar with some seeded fruits. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is brown sugar, bourbon, raisin/fig, seeded fruit. It’s pretty far from dry, and not very bitter. The heat is detectable. Overall this is a great drink for the evening. Quite delicious.
ajnepple (4370) - Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Bruery. Amber and clear in appearance with an off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel malt, toasted oak, vanilla, bread, toffee, burnt sugar, fruity esters and light coconut. Pretty full body, the alcohol is hidden well considering the ABV. Rich, balanced and complex overall.
mnoud (306) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
206.01.21-The Bruery Mash-750ml in pint glass.
Short review. One taste tells me all I need to know. And that is "this is a good beer." Complex tastes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mstrcrwly (823) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 bottle poured into a snifter..copper pour with an aroma of toffee,booze,
caramel..tastes of bourbon,toffee,vanilla,caramel..big and boozy..pretty good.
superspak (3960) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 8/7/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red/brownish color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge caramel, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, plum, apple, fig, date, vanilla, toasted oak, brown bread, coconut, bourbon, and oak/toasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, plum, apple, fig, date, vanilla, toasted oak, brown bread, coconut, bourbon, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, plum, apple, fig, date, vanilla, toasted oak, brown bread, coconut, bourbon, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and slightly slick/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish; with zero booziness. Overall this is an absolutely insane English barelywine syle. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. An insanely delicious offering.
floydslip (291) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark caramel colored beer with a thick creamy light beige head. Incredible nose of bourbon, vanilla, lemon curd, oak, and dried fruit. Flavor is just as rich with layers of maple syrup, caramel, honey, oak, and some smoke followed by a lingering candied orange sweetness. This is something special.
AirForceHops (5229) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2014 purchased from the RS. We enjoyed at cellar temperature. Slightly hazy orange in color. Aroma of dried fruits, raisins, plums, hint of alcohol, stale wheat and a nice mellow bourbon.
It has mellowed sweetness and cooled off the alcohol very nicely. The flavor is a great melding of raisins, caramel, molasses with toffee and the bourbon lingers slightly after the sip. Lower carbonation with a sweet, syrupy mouthfeel that is not a negative. Sweetness is cut through by the bourbon. Overall thoughts: This is without question a great brew. Extremely easy to drink without any notable alcohol flavor or burn after the sip. And coming in at over 12 % I would expect a little alcohol. I really enjoyed this.
markwise (5010) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Carrolwood. Pours an amber red with an off-white head. Nose is big caramel, toffee, oak, sweet raisin, vanilla, light dates/ figs, and some coconut. Flavor explodes with caramel and raisins some figs and big vanilla and oak with coconut and a light bitterness on the back end amongst the lingering vanilla and oak. Very delightful barleywine overall.