high_on_hops (620) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of bourbon, dark fruit, and some nuttiness. The flavor is dark, rich malt up front with a strong bourbon backbone and sweet, earthy finish over a heavy body.
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crossovert (7387) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Weird combination of flavors, another Bruery beer that I don’t understand.
djd07 (3553) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark amber woth medium frothy white head. The aroma is candy sugar, rich malt, and oak. Medium mouthfeel with nice candy sugar, vanilla, roast, and nice sweet finish. Very good.
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a deep brown color with an averaged sized of white head. Woody (more in the aromas), bourbon (more in the tastes), vanilla, caramel, and some fruitiness. The alcohol will creep up on you (and it did on me the next morning when I woke up with a headache!).
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11 apr 2014, tap at the Bruery. Brown and a bit murky. Nose is fruitcake with lots of walnuts. Med body, syrupy, mildly fizzy. Figs/prunes, big alcohol that lasts all the way through and into the finish, lots if walnuts, it's a bit harsh, either from alcohol or the nutty taste. It's a shame because there is a great beer in here it just gets overshadowed.
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brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit lighter than a typical old ale. Retains a swirl of manila head.
Smells like melted caramely heaven. Caramely and a touch astringency with a pinch of spice on the palate. Not as bad as expected.
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an excellent ale, but needs some time in the cellar. Chocolate on the nose, strong alcohol presence, and a caramel kick in the pants. The flavor goes on for quite some time, dry, cocoa, and malty sweet. Just a tad too much alcohol right now.
ryanfolty (1842) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 22, 2014 - on tap at Bruery tasting room. Dark orange pour with limited head. Tropical fruit, malt, caramel and alcohol in aroma. Taste was consistent with aroma, very sweet and fruity. Finish was a bit dry with some alcohol.
48FanInCali (724) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Brownish pour with decent off white head. Nose is a lot closer to the Anni beers than the saison. Malty with lots of toffee, vanilla and marshmallow. Tastes follows but with a slight funky bite. I have a real hard time calling this a BW (as the Bruery does) since it is just a blend of two non barleywines. Still a great beer although it is a fairly one dimensional "blend".
RedSox2004 (1252) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy medium brown color with red highlights and a one-finger tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lace. Big oak aroma up front, accompanied by vanilla, caramel, brett, and brown sugar. Caramel sweetness and alcohol are most prominent in the flavor profile, which includes hints of oak, Belgian yeast, clove and pepper. Medimu to full body, light carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a lingering sweetness.