EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at FoBAB. The color of this was strikingly darker having picked up the barrel’s bourbon or tannins during the aging. A very slight ring of a head dissipated quickly with an aroma that was strong. The beer picked up a slight tang that was an interesting play on the dried fruit and vanilla overtones that are so prevalent in many of these beers. Much rounder and less bitter/acidic than the younger, non-ba Behemoth. A very fine mutation of this fine brew.
VsXsV (3853) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. Murky deep amber liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, vanilla, bourbon and raw sugar. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with notes of dried fruit and bourbon. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great stuff.
italianjohn (2805) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2016 712/873 .... Deep Amber pour with a thin soapy white head and lots of lacing .... Aroma of soapy and lemony hops with citrusy notes and a quick switchover to true barleywine qualities of nougat, caramel and roasted malts smells sweet interesting and better than the regular offering .... Taste is of lemony, orange, soapy hops and grapefruit notes with again a switchover to nougat, caramel and roasted malt ..... Deep and complex with oak and light bourbon and vanilla notes .... Quite a bit sugary ... Finishes sweet with a light bitterness and lingering malt and vanilla .... Interesting and better than the regular
PriorL (3066) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
APPEARANCE : dark blond beer. Small unstable white head.
NOSE : sweet, alcohol
TASTE : sweet, alcohol
hackobock (3210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
May 2, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, green session.
Murky brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, figs, vanilla, oak, bourbon, sweet fruity esters and some plum.
Taste is sweet malty, soft bitter and slightly boozy. Finish is light boozy, bourbon alcohol, sweet malty with some sticky dark sugar notes, toffee, figs, vanilla and wood. Medium to full bodied, a bit sticky texture, soft carbonation.
50belair (3265) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Boozey aromas. The dark fruit and caramel malts are destroyed by the bitterness from the hops. Oak and bourbon backbeats. Average body and mouthfeel.
Countbeer (5954) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: #253/454: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Small creamy head. Cloudy dark ruby body.
Aromas of oak, lot of orange/yellow fruit, sweets, hint of typical Barley Wine notes, this smells amazing!
Flavour is freaking awesome: fruit, wood, oak, light chalky, sweet, some marzipan, light bourbon tint, some bitters, vanilla, amazingly flavour!
Great complexity: lot of wood and fruit with a subtle sweetness.
Low carbo, creamy thicker silky sticky mouthfeel, full bodied.
vtafro (6241) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown hazy pour with tan head. Malty, bourbon, sweet aromas. Sweet malts, light oak, candy Flavors.
VertBaconStrips (2292) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
yet another in a series of forgotten reviews on my eyefone. Ferris was there, looking very molestable as usual. This was back in his thinner days - Aug 2013. " Sweet orange, bourbon, brown sugar, lime nose. T: loads of malts, light brown sugar, weak molasses, orange and lightly acidic. Smooth oh so smooth. Retardedly good."
koleminer20 (2108) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. 750 mL bottle, 2013 vintage. The pour is more of an orangey gold with a nice white soapy head and a couple legs of great lace. The aroma is pretty oaky. There is a good bourbon heat and caramel malt. Underneath is a little bit of hoppiness to go along with a sweet fruitiness. Not dark, but lighter bright fruits. The The flavor is much of the same. There is a little more booze than I was anticipating, but there is a good fruity sweetness, and then back to a little more booze. The mouth feel is a little light and the carbonation helps it stick around a bit before leaving a sweet, hot, toffee-like aftertaste
ansalon (2733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2015. Pours dark amber with a low white head. Aromas of caramel, figs, dates, raisins and muscovado sugar. Taste is caramel, figs, dates, molasses, muscovado sugar. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.