keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Hazy/murky chestnut body with a creamy caramel colored head.
Aroma: The aroma is big and complex with faded orange peel, fig, musky malts, oak and brown sugar. Smells aged a bit and smells complex.
Taste: Big oak and musky malts up front with oak and a mild bitterness overlaying hints of fig and faded orange. The finish picks up vanilla and toasted coconut with bourbon ending the sip. This is pretty darn good.
Palate: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.
Overall: Pretty darn good bourbon barrel barleywine, perhaps a bit past it’s prime, but certainly a good sipper with the booze kept in check.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with a big tan head. Big hoppy aromas. Notes of dark fruit as well but the hops are very present. Flavor is also fairly hoppy. Drank this one fresh, a year or two in the cellar would get this where it needs to be.
jflopsu (652) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark burgundy. Has a dark fruit, malts, and dark liquor. Taste is a nice mix of caramel, dark liquor, dark fruits, strong malts, vanilla and wood. Has a sweet aftertaste that gets a little bitter from the malt and liquor.
Dr_Fellini (551) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a brownish mahogany color with a large frothy tan head. Aroma is tons of malts, slightly nutty, bourbon, vanilla, light chocolate. Flavor is molasses sweet, oak, vanilla. Medium to thick body with a thick creamy mouthfeel. Quite tasty.
Weezel (213) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picking up hints of alcohol in the aroma, as well as raisins and a hint of spicy rye. The taste has more of that rye flavor and less of the traditional vanilla you get from a bourbon barrel. Good depth of flavor, though the carbonation is a bit too bubbly for the style. I dig the sweet malt and spicy kick tradeoff.
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great barley wine, quite tasty. Pours a cloudy red with a thick tan head. Smells of vanilla, wine, cigar and a bit of berry. Taste had lots of vanilla, some raisin. Quite boozy, with a sweet finish. Had in the bottle.
caesar (5324) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ de Molen thanks to PP, small sample. Slight hazy copper color, short head. Aroma is very biscuity bourbon, slight vanilla, lots of malt, caramel, hint of raisin, some alcohol. Medium sweet in taste, slight bitter, quite some alcohol burn in the finish. A bit too alcoholic to be really awesome.
flip_soeperman (647) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome sweet cloying oxodated barely wine. Some raisins. Some bitterness. Not overly sweet. Awesome beer.
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Vestergaard (455) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours lovely reddish Brown. Off White head. Aroma is rather smooth fruity with vanilla, oak, Dark fruits. Taste is sweet, dry, low carb, bourbon, figs, licorice, slight roast. Lovely, suddle, balanced.
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Klimaet (298) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2014 Bottle shared @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours dark amber with a shortlasting white head. Aromas; hobbes, dark fruits, vanilla and caramel. Tastes of sweetness and bourbon. Slightly alcoholic but pretty well hidden. Slightly bitter in the aftetaste. Very nice barley Wine.