fishonmyplane (438) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium oak flavor. Fairly sweet but straightforward and not a ton of complexity. Pretty good for a barleywine but not really my style.
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (03.08.13): About one year into the label’s stated cellar ‘grace’ period, been sitting in my basement since last May. Golden pour, very bold with great clarity, and a little white head. Smells sweet and lighty vinous at first, before opening up a bit with some sweeter notes of vanilla and caramel. Seemingly peanut butter. The first sip yields a high octane result. Instant warmth with a medium-weight oily feel. More caramel and vanilla with a lighter oak presence, but there is a grainy bit to it as well. Highly carbonated and the ABV is certainly noticeable. As it warms the bourbon influence becomes more and more noticeable, along with a light apple cider vibe. Intense. 750ml format is way too much to enjoy solo, probably best split by 4-5.
Gerardgathier (274) - - MAY 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer
MarcoDL (2180) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another beautiful beer from the Bruery. Malty, wheaty and with some nice fruits and spices. Great.
Clownoisseur (212) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Bruery. 2013 vintage. This was a really nice treat among the beers I had this day. Very nicely balanced with notes of oak, vanilla, cereal sweetness and slight bourbon. A nice medium body and mouthfeel let the flavors of carmel, vanilla and oak mingle with a very light bourbon lingering close behind. FInishes with a surprisingly lively carbonation pushing more sweet roasted oak down my throat. Very nice.
ljthiessen (388) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled. Rating this one from memory. Vanilla, fruit and oak notes. Very interesting flavour, definitely a unique offering.
hopwine (318) - Bend, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden pour, bountiful white head. Nose is honey, muscat, vanilla and light faint citrus. Flavor is strong oak, honey drenched citrus, floral nectar, pear, spice, light bourbon/boozy character. Soft wheat character to the big sticky body. Damn this is unbelievably good and so unique. One of the best I’ve had in forever.
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
at my place with Matt and Jacob. Pours cloudy neon orange with thin layer of white head. Aroma is soft Belgium fruity yeast, hay, grass. Taste is sweet cardboard, some belgium oaky notes, slight wheat notes.
Beerathon (1161) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love it! Finishes dry like a wine with a bit of funky tartness from it too. Coconut and vanilla are definitely along for the ride. Boozy, wheaty, yeasty, yummy.
conway (1429) - - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark clear gold with a thick white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is a mixed bag. Apple and pear baby food up front with a lovely oak, butter and vanilla finish. Taste is apple, oak and vanilla with a nice alcohol punch on the finish. Rich buttery mouthfeel. Very nice.