puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at DLD. This was little different than the regular bourbon aged Behemoth. Cherry notes were minimal, I guess with a 12.5% highly hopped barleywine it is tough to impart subtelty. Minor fruit notes are found here but this is mostly the same ol’ alcohol and super-caramel and bourbon notes of any BA barleywine. I’ve had better.
alexanderj (3202) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
NOTB; another beer that I liked the original better, although the aging wasn’t overdone and did add some new elements to the beer. Enjoyed the palate on this one. The cherry and wood/whiskey/bourbon aspects were just flavor accents. As mentioned, enjoyed the original better, but still thought this was one of the better beers of the night.
sunevdj (2919) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mikkeller and Friends’ opening day. Pours a clear brown with a tiny off-white head. Smells of nuts and alcohol. Sweet and oaky with lots of sugars. Also aromas of almonds and brown sugar. Medium to full bodied.
HonkeyBra (2879) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was so excited to see this at the 3F brewpub that i ordered it alongside my first beer just to insure it wouldn’t run out. Yeah, i might have looked strange, but who cares. Dark, reddish amber with an offwhite head. Aroma of bourbon, thick sweet malt, hops, and tart cherries. Flavor is mix of that sticky bitter malt sweetness of behemoth, nice flavorful bourbon, and tart cherries. really stunning, amazing beer, actually. If they could bottle this, they’d probably have one of the highest rated barley wines on RB.
DrnkMcDermott (2718) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FoBAB 2007, Chicago. Then again, my sloppy, slightly drunk note-taking could skew a beer’s rating down! An awesome consideration. Let me unscramble what I had here: Cloudy brown, with no real head. Cherry sweet, a bit like a brandied cherry dessert. Big blend of malts and, um, cherries. Above are the numbers I wrote down at the time I tasted it. Just coincidentally, they’re close to the score.
Brigadier (2625) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle
I did not expect to see this so when the bottle was opened I jumped on the chance to try a great beer. Kudos to the person who shared it. I may have to try to get another sample at the Great Taste of the Midwest in August.
Aroma / Appearance - This pours deep and murky with long spindly legs. The dense heavy presence sucks the light out of the room. Cherries, malt, and a boozy feel bring to mind the usual characteristics of Behemoth. The bourbon has added a vanilla edge though the particular evidence of Woodford is obviously hard to detect.
Flavor / Palate - Cherries, malt, and excited hops flood the mouth with richness almost immediately upon taking the first sip. The angel’s share seeps into the corners of the palate. Over time the malt profile builds. A fruity cherry finish accents the expectations of a normal bottle of Behemoth. This is truly a world class beer even at the going price.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at DLD.
The beer appears reddish brown and fairly hazy. The head is rather small, but sticks around for a few minutes before fading away.
The aroma is quite different from regular Behemoth, with much less of a hop presence, as well as the obvious new scents of oak, booze, and cherries.
I, for one, enjoyed this brew much more than regular Behemoth. Flavors were very forward, yet well-balanced. Lots of cherries and oak shine through. This beer is dangerously drinkable at 12.5%. Alcohol content is elegantly masked. There was far less hop presence than is found in regular Behemoth, as was indicated by the aroma. Overall, a very enjoyable brew, and one I certainly recommend trying, should you have the opportunity.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-02-2011
ElGaucho (2120) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at FoBab ’07. Molasses, bourbon aroma similar to Goose Island Imperial Brown Goose. Virtually no head. Cloudy, reddish amber; excellent color. Somewhat salty. Fruit is evident, but doesn’t improve the beer. Some caramel notes. Not as good as the standard Behemoth.
holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at FoBAB 2007. I’m glad to see this one. Pours a murky orange red. Fruit, alcohol, malt, oranges, cherries. Some sour notes to go with the sweet ones. Caramel malt is the base. With cherries, fruit, piney, alcohol, and a sweet syrupy flavor. Sticky palate. Too much alcohol, and cherries for me. But still enjoyable.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark roasted fruitiness (plums, prunes, deates?!?) bourbon, oak, and very muted hop bite. Underneath that is the addition of tart cherry notes that work surprisingly well. A bit too syrupy for me to have more than one.