madmitch76 (18121) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th June 2012
Cloudy brown beer. Good cream coloured head. Tangy oak and vanilla nose. Semi soft palate, very moderate carbonation. Tangy malt, smooth oaky flavour more bourbon than red wine. Mild vanilla. Dry finish with mild spicy alcohol. Typically sumptuous Three Floyds beer. This is just a little tangy to hit the highest echelons.
brokensail (13202) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The pour is a murky amber color with a small off-white head. An interesting combination of aromas. I get grapefruit, vinegar, and lots of butter. There’s a bit of a solvent/chemical type smell to it as well. The flavor is a touch watery, which I suppose is a good thing, but the bad things about the aroma (butter, vinegar, solvent) are also there. A touch of fruit such as apple and citrus. A bit thin in body with medium carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11900) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared byalexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy tannic fruit, malt and small woody alcohol aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is was a solid beer.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour. Arom of red wine, some acedic notes, light cherry note, some very light sweet malt notes. Flavor is tart, vinous, brown sugar. Not sure the barrels helped this out too much to be honest.
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (#161)… CCB’s Hunahpu’s Day 2012... Cloudy caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The bouquet furnishes caramel, oak, vanilla and coconut. Medium-bodied and watery with soft carbonation. The flavor presents caramel, vanilla, coconut and light acidity. Caramely, thin, oaken finish. I enjoyed the unadulterated base beer more, but appreciate the opportunity to try this rarity. Bottle courtesy of 50belair!
Sammy (9525) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cuvee aroma, with sharp unadulterated vinegar. More of a bourbon taste, with cocolnut and vanilla, wood and vinegar taste. A sipper, and a worthy rare beer. Murky body. Thanks Dave.
crossovert (9170) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
It has notes of cleaning chemicals. Really a poorly-aged beer that just doesn’t work.
DrSilverworm (8540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, big thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing! Moderately hazy darker amber color. Kind of reddish. Minimal white head, couple dots of lace. Mmm, I really enjoy the nose on this. Dark fruit, caramel malt, candy sugar, some vanilla and butterscotch. A very rich smell.. Some red wine tannins. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, a lot of pleasant tannin in the flavor. Good dark, earthy, chocolately red wine notes. Lightly tart taste, kind of spicy, light bitter. Medium to bigger body, kind of thicker and full mouthfeel, lightly chewy. Lightly dry finish. Very light, smooth carbonation. Good red wine barrel aged barley wine - definitely get a lot of the red wine barrel here, I enjoy that. An interesting, tasty, full flavored aromatic one, very unique. Light tart tannic bite, but that’s it.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 383/386 thanks to GRG1313. Pours with a hazed amber hued body with a fluffy tan head. Aromas are of nail polish, acetone, slightly sour, pear, wood, splinters and a ton of acetaldehyde. Flavors are lightly sour, oak, vanillin, nearly bourbon like, vinous, red wine, peach skins and nougat. Medium bubbles. Messy.
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks a lot, Blake! Bottle 370/386. Pours a hazed amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of resin, oak, mixed fruits, caramel, coconut, and earth. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, dried fruits, oak, and resin. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, gritty mouthfeel. Interesting barley wine. I liked it more than I thought I would.