RateBeer
overall
98
92
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Launch into the exquisite flavors of bourbon with splashes of vanilla. Watch for currents of dark chocolate and dried fruit. Generous amounts of hops and malts make for a smooth journey from start to finish. Decadent desserts and aged cheeses make superb companions.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden amber; frothy beige head that retains well in this glass- light, spotty lacing is present here. The nose is oak, vanilla, dark fruits, and a certain earthiness. It goes downhill for me, honestly - the bourbon notes are quite muted , and the brew , while boozy, is a little thin down the center. Earthy oak, bourbon, vanilla, hop resins, a a bit of cocoa, I guess. Eh

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2419) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby cherry brown color with a few off white bubbles on the top that quickly fade. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, light vanilla, dried dark fruit and chocolate. Taste of sour oak wood, bourbon, caramel, dark fruit and chocolate notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Appearance: Pours a ruby hued brown with a small gathering of tight white bubbles.

Aroma: Sweetness, wood, alcohol and apple crisp.

Taste: Wood tannins, caramelized sugar, dark chocolate, dark fruit and bitter hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, average carbonation.

Overall: A fairly decent barleywine. I’m going to lay one down to see where this goes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3682) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
From a 760 ml corked and caged bottle that opened with a nice pop when the cork was removed. Pours dark muddy copper color with a really bid tan head with lots of big bubbles and very heavy lacing. Very attractive. The nose greets you with bourbon, dark ripe fruit and some citrus hops lingering in the background. The body is full and the mouthfeel shows some alcohol. The flavor is bourbon, ripe fruit, vanilla, chocolate and again some alcohol. The finish is very smooth and long lasting. This is a first class barley wine and perfectly aged in the bourbon barrel. Yum.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Brown pour with coppery highlights and substantial head. The aromas are potent alcohol, chocolate, vanilla, oak. and restrained bourbon. The flavors are likewise pretty consistant...Bourbony oak, vanilla, chocolate, plums, dates, raisins, robust earthy/herbal hopping, and a strong alcoholic dryness in the finish. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1855) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Cherry brown color, good head for a high abbreviation beer. Aroma was caramel and fruit. Lots of complexity in this one, all flavors in the description come through clearly...dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, oak...and of course bourbon. The bourbon was strong, but not overpowering and not burning. I enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1096) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
On tap at Capone’s for the Cigar City Philly Beer Week Event with Leafs93 and O’Meara. Pours a dark brown color with an off white foam head. Heavy dark fruit taste. A malt bomb that reminds me somewhat of Raison D’Extra but less boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1858) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Pours amber with tan head. Aroma was oak, vanilla, caramel and smokeyness. Taste was smokey sweet. The vanilla came throughnas it warmed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2011
In bottle. Pours a beautiful clear ruby-copper colour. Aroma is very nice with a mix of hops, alcohol and some sweetness. The hop flavours die away early leaving a pleasant caramel, barley taste. I enjoyed this more than most barley wines, helped by the generous addition of hops : )

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2985) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours a dark copper with a large head. Aroma is molasses, fig with a bit of bourbon underneath. Taste has raisin to start. Mild bourbon and caramel in the finish. Subtle and not over powering but tasty.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 28 29 30  31  32 33 34 » 48


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50