fitwitchik (20) - - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
booziness aroma with vanilla caramel. HUGE head of tan foam over the amber beverage. Bourbon definitely dominates the flavor but not in a bad way. Didnít find the coconut as the others who were drinking this bomber with me. Overall this brew is a sleeper of great flavor. Itís above average and happy to have 2 more bottles laying down in the cellar.
dmac (3176) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle from Crossroads. Poured a hazy light nectar orange body with an average sized foamy white head that settles to a 1/4 inch and lasts the entire beer. Aroma is weird, fruity overall with some light bourbon notes and lots of Mischief notes coming out, honey topped toast along with Belgian yeast, tropical fruits, barrel, some white wine, candy, woody. The aroma has a lot going on but not loving it. Fuller syrupy body with average carbonation and a lingering coating syrupy feel. Flavor is abit better than the aroma, notes of light bourbon, tropical fruits, Belgian yeast, toast, wood, old hard vanilla candy, mango, sawdust. Interesting but wish they mixed this with something other then Mischief.
skoisirius (1202) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Chucks Hop Shop, Seattle. Wow. Could I have another, puh-lease?! Beautiful straw hazed golden pour. Light white head. Effervesant aroma of vanillaíd straw and sweet tender boozy malts. Flavor is sharp, but neat about it...a cutting woody oak sense mixed with a fruity barleywine blended with a load of vanilla funk tannins towards the finish. Brilliant libation right here!
Bov (8204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of Thomas Schneider - cloudy orange beer with a little foam left; a fair woody aroma with notes of oranges, coriander and honey; huge malt backbone and fairly sweet; a late solid tart bitterness; quite a lot of residual sugars and solid astringent woody notes, lingering hints of oranges - too sweet to be great
Bacterial (423) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden pour. Bright malty nose. Big bourbon, caramel and vanilla notes on this, really nice! A touch on the sweet side, but this helps balance the boozieness.
mcmd (262) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours golden orange/yellow. Aroma is Belgian yeast, oak, caramel, fruit. Taste is mostly Belgian strong ale, wish there was more bourbon, hint of vanilla, booze hidden well. Was hoping would be more bourbon wheatwine and less Belgian ale.
emacgee (3445) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one obviously doesnít suffer from The Brueryís infamous lack of carbonation. Clean sharp golden pour with two fingers of crackling eggshell white head. Very buttery/oaky nose, sharp tannic American oak shows with some spicy and peppery notes, kind of boozy. Raw bread dough shows a little bit. Spicy/peppery flavor. Combination of oak and alcohol here. Probably the Golden Ale as well. Medium full bodied with a spicy/boozy finish.
ericdevin (241) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Sixteen Tons Taphouse, part of WBBF. Pours a slightly cloudy. Aroma is slight woodiness, sweetness, pear and a bit of funk. Body is fairly lively, finish a surprisingly mix of bitter woodiness and warming, finishing sweet and tart, with the yeast making a bit of a return. Lovely but not overwhelming.
Doofgoblin (131) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really digging this somewhat different barley wine. Pours a golden yellow. Aroma is powerful fruit notes, raisins, bourbon, boozy, with a faint vanilla. Taste is strong bourbon flavor, fruity wheat note, vanilla, faint nutty/coconut, and raisins. Thick, chewy mouth feel with a slight bourbon burn. Itís also surprisingly creamy. I really like this barley wine--itís different.
TimsRatings (83) - - MAY 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a cloudy gold with ample head. Thick feel, especially for a non-stout/porter. Fruity aroma and taste (I could not notice coconut).
Not a favorite.
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