thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle dated 8/6/14) clear gold pour, fine white bubble. Nose of butterscotch, white chocolate, touch of gold raisins, sweet and delicious. Taste of butterscotch, white chocolate, well hidden alcohol, apricot, medium body and neat white chocolate finish.
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank PeteinSD Amber/burnt orange pour with a white disappearing head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. These aromas invite you to take that first sip. Taste is light chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, a dry finish with chocolate notes. The beer gets sweeter as you drink it. I am glad I shared this.
superspak (4566) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into snifter, 2012 vintage bottling. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/amber color with a small foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin ring fairly quickly. Slight spotty lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, golden raisin, pear, apple, toffee, bourbon, coconut, oak, honey, light caramel, light pepper, and bourbon/oak earthiness. Damn nice complexity and balance of pale malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa nib notes; with good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, golden raisin, pear, apple, toffee, bourbon, coconut, oak, honey, light caramel, light pepper, and bourbon/oak earthiness. Slight amount of oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, coconut, oak, honey, light caramel, and bourbon/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of pale malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa nib flavors; with an awesome malt/barrel balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged wheatwine style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of pale malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa nib flavors; and smooth to sip on slowly for the huge ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
wedgie9 (2612) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 8/31/13 from waxed and capped 750mL bottle. Pours clear light orange with an average white head that quickly recedes to a thin collar. The nose is white chocolate with a malty graham cracker note, maple, light caramel, a bit hot. The flavor is very unctuous and quite sweet with the same white chocolate and graham cracker from the nose, and even more caramel and toffee bourbon. The body is full with lively carbonation that makes it seem a bit lighter, along with a long sweet bourbon and white chocolate finish.
BiiruBierBeer (932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell is light sourness with a bit of white chocolate. Taste is light white chocolate with a bit of mineral and malt flavor.
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Didn't realize it was a Barleywine until it was poured. So malty and white chocolatey. Unbelievable. Insane flavors. Love The Bruery and their amazing ales.
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demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 750ml to snifters. Aroma of sweet chocolate and hot booze. Golden yellow with a thin ring. Flavor is appropriate for the name.
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy gold with a white head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and some wheat and malt. The flavor is rich malt and bourbon up front with a sweet vanilla and chocolate finish over a heavy body.
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AmEricanbrew (6722) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy ambercolor with ivory foam. Big vanilla bean, white chocolate, pitfruit, spicy caramel aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Spicy pit fruit, vanilla, toasted caramel flavors with a warming spicy bitter finish---- boozy sweet___not bad.
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours light amber-brown with thin white head. Sweet aroma of chocolate and caramel. Taste matches, quite sweet and malty. Finish sweet chocolate caramel with bourbon. Thick palate.