DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a perfect pint. Big thanks to bigsippin for helping this get to me.
3.5 A: Deeply hazed light orange brown color. Three fingers of frothy/pillowy white head. Retention is about average for the ABV and a moderate amount of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Itís pretty easy to pick up which aromas come from Mischief and which are from the wheatwine. Thereís a ton of vanilla in this, which is surprising since only 50% of this rested in barrels. Iíll also agree with the label and say that there is a bunch of coconut as well. As for the caramel, I dunno, not so much. Big fruitiness featuring peach, apple, and lots of white grape. Perhaps a touch of citrus underneath. The Mischief components include a spicy yeastiness that centers around pepper. Not sweet, but leaning toward sweet. Iím sure the Mischief really dried out the wheatwine here. Bourbon is very subtle to the point that I might not have noticed it if it wasnít on the label. Slight earthiness from this to go along with the vanilla and oak.
3.5 T: The bourbon comes out more in the taste. Itís still complementary, but itís a been upgraded from single A to triple AAA. Big wheat notes with the fruits mentioned in the nose. More coconut in the nose than the taste. Vanilla is big in this too and oak isnít too far behind. The spicy yeastiness from Mischief stands out well in the taste, maybe even moreso than it does in Mischief itself. Earthiness and a touch of leather from the bourbon. Somewhat floral with a heavier citrus note than in the smell.
4.5 M: The best part about this brew. Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a nice spritziness to it. Super creamy and quite smooth. Booze is very well hidden.
4.0 D: I am a bit surprised how much I like this considering I think Mischief sucks balls. Still, I canít help but think the wheatwine itself is probably a hell of a lot better. (I guess I can find out somewhat when I get my White Chocolates). In any case, not bad and worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-03-2012 02:37:28
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sproutís: Appeared as a glowing yellow hue full of haze and sediment while developing a thick fluffy head. My nose is overwhelmed with an olfaction stimulation with a dominate aroma of sweet and sour scents stemming from a rich base of barley malts plus earthy hops while a touch of wood comes through as well. My first sip was shocking and I probably looked like a child eating a lemon for the first time because of how sour and tart the flavor was. The flavors are extremely fruity with an undeniable taste of wood while a taste of fake cherry 7-up lingered in the finish. Interesting twist considering this is labeled a barleywine on rate beer. I only say this since it taste as though Belgian yeast was used on this but that funky taste must be a result of those oak bourbon barrels that morphed this into some bionic barley wine recipe.
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy golden-orange color with good sized white head. Aroma is clearly vanilla and oak, somewhat boozy. Taste is similar, but the bourbon comes out. Also, there is a citrus taste and coconut. The aftertaste burns because of the alcohol. i don't like the mixture of these aspects: citrus, vanilla caramel, coconut, bourbon...it doesn't mix well. I wouldn't buy again.
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marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours clear golden with a huge white head and a fruity aroma. There is a very oaky fruity malt flavor with a hot alcohol finish. Strange, but reasonably tasty.
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Marcus. Has a clean golden color with and off white head. Aroma is booze and oak. Taste is crisp with some oak and a heat after taste.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a darker orange with a huge fluffy white head that goes away fairly fast. Smells and tastes of spice banana booze malt bread dry thin not much in bourbon maybe a bit as it got warmer. Has like a little lemon taste and smell. Itís a weird beer to say the least. Not what I expected. More belgin flavors. Ok not worth the price to bit of a let down. Not to say its bad but could get similar beer for half the price. Hennepin from ommegang comes to mind.
beertimenow (22) - - SEP 16, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Lots of carbonation upon opening. Cloudy straw color when poured with a fizzy white head. Aroma is wheat, yeast, sour, funky, sweet, vanilla, slight bourbon. Taste is slightly vanilla, a little bourbon. Not as much barrel and bourbon as I was expecting. Actually a little disappointing and I usually love anything The Bruery puts out. Slightly boozy, but only because its lacking everything else I was expecting.
bs476 (80) - - SEP 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, bread, nuts, roasty. amber, clear, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish. OAK reminds me of a big chard. Really enjoying the oaks from Bruery. earthy.
AdamJackson (2870) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Eric for the bottle. Enjoyed in a Goose Island wine-glass at fridge temp.
A - Poured a dark hazy orange with hints plum. 2 finger very effervescent head that fades to a thin line pretty fast. Excellent lacing.
S - A little boozy and full of nice floral characters. Some vanilla as well...maybe caramel.
T - Very interesting taste. very sweet, lots of wheat, caramel and sugar. Very boozy in the middle and at the end lots of alcohol notes like rye whisky. Finish is bready and some spicy cloves.
M - 75% carbonation. Medium body.
O - This is an enjoyable beer. Itís solid and very drinkable. Itís a shame itís 12% cause Iíd like to drink the entire bottle.
bluejacket74 (1381) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a couple inch off-white head. The head stayed around a while, and thereís a good amount of lacing. It smells like oak, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, bready malt, and a bit of peppery spice and banana. Taste is similar to the aroma, the brew tastes like caramel, oak, vanilla, bourbon, citrus peel, peppery spice, and a bit of pear. The bourbon is more noticeable as the beer warms up more. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit sticky and coating, and is well carbonated. For an 11.5% ABV beer, I thought the alcohol was well hidden. I like this brew a lot, Iíd buy it again. $17.99 a bottle.