BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at DLD 09. Pours murky brown with a tan head. Aroma is of caramel, malt, oak, sugar, dark fruit, and cinnamon. Taste starts off with a heavy dose of oak and sugary fruits, mostly raisins. Underneath the oak was a nice backbone of caramel malt. Lots of brown sugar and alcohol. Lingering alcohol bite with lots of vanilla coming through at the end of each sip. Body seemed oddly light and drinkable. Mouthfeel was creamy. The beer seemed a tad bit oxidized, probably accounting for the lightness of the mouthfeel. A lot of the barley wine elements dissapeared beneath all the oak and alcohol. Still, a decent beer to try.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: April 25, 2009
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: muddy brown, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, lots of oak
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of brown sugar sweetness, earthy oakyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At 2009 DLD. I don’t recognize the Behemoth here that I know. Lots of vanilla and oak. The barley wine seems completely gone. Lots of alcohol in the bite.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled at 2008 FOBAB....pours a semi transparent cinnnamon brown pour with a thin off-white head... sweet toffee and vanilla scents with some added bourbon barrel qualities... flavors of sweet dark fruit with bourbon. smooth consistency with a medium mouthfeel. tasted very similar to barrel aged moose knuckle but i give this one the slight edge as it was less boozy to me.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
FoBAB 2008. Murky brown copper body with a nice creamy white head. The aroma is sweet oaken barleywine with tons of sweet caramelized malts. Nice. The flavor is powdered malt, sweet barley, and a lot of fusels. The hops are quite apparent. A touch hot. Very sweet. I was mostly un-impressed.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2009 FoBAB 08. Pours a hazed caramel with a tall beige head. Lots of oak, and a red fruity alcohol in the nose. Alcohol, red fruit malts, caramel, and vanilla flavors. The alcohol is a little overbearing and seems slightly hairspray like with the oak. Still a decent beer. 8/4/7/4/15 = 3.8
On tap at DLD 09. Pours a dark brown red with a beige creamy head. Rich toasted aroma that is sweet, complex and inviting. Rich caramel flavors with red fruit. Slightly bitter, but all around really tasty. 8/4/8/4/16 = 4.0
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FoBAB 2008 - pours hazy amber with foamry off white head. nose oak, vanilla. flavors alcohol, vanilla, caramel, oxidized, med. body.