jcnielsen (2058) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours an amber color with white head. Oak, booze, dark fruit flavors.
adnielsen (9026) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a tan head. A bit sharp, whiskey, caramel apple, brown sugar, caramel aroma. Slit lay fruity, pretty boozy, toffee, whiskey, banana flavor. Ok.
Mad_Ferret (646) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample @ Manker Beer Blog birthday party.
App: Clear brownish amber with a small yellowed head.
Aroma: Caramel, burnt sugar, brandy/cognac/bourbon, vanilla, dried fruit, apricot, hint of grapefruit, licorice root.
Taste: Sweet caramelly with dried fruit, leather, tobacco, sweet whisky/bourbon, vanilla, woody finish with alcohol heat.
Palate: Big oily body, soft carbonation.
Overall: Big caramelly bourbon barley wine with a nice mature leathery touch to it. Very nice!
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked this up a trade last winter. Pours hazy dark brown with an off-white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and sweet malt. Flavors of toffee, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, and sweet malty goodness of a BA Barley Wine. Solid all the way around.
pushkinwow (1999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from 2011. Dark mahogany with no head. Oak, light vanilla, some booze, smooth, semi-sweet and strong malt backbone, some caramel, get some plum and surpringly tangerine notes (although think fruit allowed to soak in a whiskey cake for a while). Mild carbonation, full body, smooth, somewhat sweet, becomes slightly dry on the finish. I think some time did this one good - whiskey has balanced out and no longer overwhelms the palate.
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy medium deep orange, soapy offwhite bubbles. Nose of vanilla, rich bourbon barrel, umami, sweet cream. Taste of cream, vanilla, faded American hops, bourbon, oak, caramel, complex and awesome.
SudsMcDuff (5816) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure why i gave it such a low score, there was just something a bit off for me .. . deep tan .. . mild booze and sweet grain .. . an alright beer, just didn’t mesh with me
.. . . i am an old doritos packet
Sledutah (4669) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Clear amber with a small off-white, some lacing
Aroma: Malts, sugar and oak
Taste: Whiskey, oak and vanilla
Nice and smooth
TURDFERGUSON (3951) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botte shared at rbwg. Deep amber with light white lace. Nose is sweet caramel, light oxidation, light buttery bourbon. Flavor is nutty, some caramel, brown sugar, light dark fruits. Pretty nice, and tamer than I expected.
b3shine (5354) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to taster at the RBWG Grand Tasting (thanks to whoever shared this). Looks solid; a semi-transparent caramel with light beige lacing. Smells solid too; sweet and boozy. Tastes like it smells, only better, with a nice bourbon influence and a smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable.