Thechasm442 (383) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle number 356/454, served in a duvel tulip. Pours a murky brown with a thin khaki head and no lacing. Aroma is bourbon, wood, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Taste is bourbon, molasses, plums, cherries, and mild hop bitterness. Thick and sticky. Awesome beer.
SlackerMads (1943) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Murky brown with a small beige head. Nose is dominated by bourbon with some sugary malt and wood. Flavour is also rich on bourbon; vanilla, coconut, white wood. Caramel malt behind it, warming alcohol, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, glue, salty licorice. Soft and filling in the mouth, heavy sweet and moderate bitter without getting sticky, light acidic, light hot alcohol. Long bourbon finish. Not bad.
sic1314 (4484) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured murky reddish brown with a beige ring. Aroma of vanilla sweetness, heavy berries. Full body,flavour as the aroma, pretty boozy.
jmgreenuk (5433) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mikkeller, Victoriagade during CBC week. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is big sweet malt, rich fruit and alcohol. The flavour is moderate sweet with a huge alcohol bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. The alcohol really dominates this beer and burns quite a bit too. The best barley wines control the alcohol and let the flavours come through. This one burns a little too much to be a great.
charule (1475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2015 Blinded with 5 other BA Barleywines. 3rd place. Poured light hazy amber min to no head. Aroma full of green tea. Light carb med bod. Tastes light drying old hop tea.
Art (2067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BA barleywine tasting.
1. Flying Mouflan
2. BA Behemoth
3. Deal with the Devil
4. BA Gratitude
5. BA Numskull
6. Straight Jacket
Reddish brown pour, vanilla and raisin, slight sweetness, light boozy taste. Sweet grainy aftertaste.
mikem409 (1771) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2013. Color is orange with solid head. Aroma is dusty toffee. Taste is sweet with lots of barrel and vanilla caramel.
Huhzubendah (2807) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served alongside the standard FFF Behemoth.
Yellowish amber body with a thin cap. Aromas of oak, bourbon, vanilla, malt. Some sweet fruity notes. More complex and drinkable than the standard version, with barrel aging characteristics cutting some of the alcoholic fruity ester sweetness. Caramel malt lingers. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty good.
MotherBrother (777) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour murky mahogany brown, with a small white bubbly head.
Aroma of barrel, banana, vanilla, plenty of caramel/toffee to go around, bourbon, old hops, faint notes of dried fruits, not dark fruits like dates or raisins, more like dried apricots..
Taste is pretty darn sweet, but not cloying at all, so pretty well balanced.
Medium bodied, with a somewhat fizzy carb. (not fizzy at all, but fizzy compared to the style/abv./colour...) plenty of whiskey and fruity notes in this bitch.
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Bourbon, vanilla, caramel. Boozy but not too hot.
thirdeye11 (5725) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle out of 1696 total - 2013) cloudy deep amber-orange, little to no head. Nose of oak barrel, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, estery, even floral. Taste is very spirit forward, vanilla, bourbon, barrel, almost tastes like bourbon was left in the barrel, fairly rich, medium to thin body, long palate finish.