Valgreen (640) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Thank you Mads. Clear dark amber, big off white head that settles nicely, nice lacing. Aroma, malty, caramel, dark fruits, bourbon, chocolate, little alcohol. Taste, malty, caramel, bourbon, oak, dark fruits, vanilla, dark chocolate, alcohol. Bitter aftertaste, with caramel, bourbon, oak and warming alcohol.
EdInSaltLake (593) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Sweet, dark fruit, oak/vanilla. A little tart. Subtle alcohol.
Flavor: Sweet malt; dark sugar, dark fruit. Nice amount of bourbon flavor. Peppery spice. Oak/vanilla. Definite alcohol flavor--but not bad. Firm--but tasty--bitterness.
rxeight (1231) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown. Very strong barleywine flavors. Caramel. Notch sweetness not much bourbon.
beastmaster (228) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate nut brown color. Frothy cream pale head. Medium body sweet ale. Sweet malt booze. Not tasting much oak. Brewed in salt lake city... huh. Wood barrel aged, not sure what kind of wood. Caramel, Oak? Not great as i hoped. Little nutty.
Ferris (3052) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vinous, oak and nice mellow hops. Dark but clear mahogany with a rich beige head. Oak, bourbon, hoppy notes and a light cany booze. Nice and woody, the hops give it a distinct American flavor.
Strykzone (4826) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls. Amber and pretty much clear. A big biting aggressive flavor. Big, even huge malts with complex fruit. Raisins. This is a nice English barleywine. Big and flavorful.
Fritz123 (939) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Brian. Thanks brotha! Poured into a snifter. Dark hazy pour with slight oil texture. Medium eggshell head that lasted awhile. Aroma of prunes, raisins, dates, dark bread, spices, spices and vanilla. The taste was much the same as the aroma with the barrel and slight booze. However, not overly boozy for an 11.1%. Better and more aromatic as it warmed. Didn’t get the dark chocolate as mentioned in the description. Medium to full body and moderate carbonation. Finish is dried fruit, slight booze, and anise.
MadRobin (1861) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Scion restaurant in Silver Spring, MD.
Hazy to opaque dark brown with a khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, apricot, hops (citric, piney and floral), pepper and banana.
Taste of bourbon, caramel malt, banana, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit and light fruit with citric and piney hops hanging around in the background.
Full body and medium/high carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
haukur (1270) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loads of cocoa and vanilla in the nose. Picking up some fruit too. Pleasantly not sweet on the tongue with a good oak character. Really nice surprise and a complex barley wine.
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown pour with tan-tinted head that fades quickly. Aroma of alcohol, brown sugar, molasses, and dates. Flavor is more of the aroma, slightly dry woody notes, raisins and dates are prominent but overshadowed by alcohol, hint of vanilla.