DrewFace (702) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to Homo321. Pours a thick dark, brownish color with tan head that barely missed my pants, homer is drunk at 10am. Caramel, sweet malt, booze, maybe a mild diacetyl character. Boozy malty sweet caramel toasty flavor.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked and caged bottle served in a snifter
Bottled on: 06/22/12
A - Pours dark mahogany with 2 fingers of whipped mocha head. The sinks into a nice collar with a whispy cap. Lacing is sticky and speckled.
S - Glorious melted toffee/caramel on top of copious amounts of toasted barley. Wood vanilla, bourbon, rich and sweet, dates, raisins. Sweet whiskey alcohol comes out when allowed to warm. As soon as I popped the cork hops jumped right out but then faded after the pour.
T - Spicy bitterness upfront, dry wood comes in strong, heavily toasted barley, toffee, caramel, pine hops, spicy, charred raisins, vanilla, ginger, pine hops continue to build, melding with the alcohol for a spicy dry finish.
M - Full bodied, chewy, low to medium carbonation, dry astringent finish.
Amazing aroma. I could smell this beer all day. This beer is almost 1.5 years old and still has quit a bit of hop presence. More in the flavor than the nose. The alcohol is spicy and somewhat mild except for the finish, which is little harsh. Glad I set on this for awhile.
Serving type: bottle
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/24/13. 750mL bottle thanks to cbfobes! Amber red pour with a small tan head, nice lacing. Mild aroma that shows cinnamon, dust, oxidation. Much better flavor, malty, dark fruits, mild barrel, vanilla. Meh.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Big boozy with the expwctex barleywine aroma. Big and chewy mouthfeel with the alcohol present on the palate. Good barleywine, perhaps a bit one dimensional and predictable.
TylerGreenDC (265) - - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Vague aroma of raisins. Flavor of prunes, vanilla, bourbon before a chocolate finish. Pretty fantastic progression of distinct flavors. Clean finish. Alcohol present (11.1!), but well-masked.
cbfobes (2269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with drowland at xmas, pours a clear dark copper with a thick head and lacing in the glass, the aroma was full of sweetness at first with lots of caramel and vanilla with a little bit of the bourbon and booze coming through, the finish has a good kick of bourbon at first with some dark fruit and caramel in the finish, not that bad at all.
swoopjones (5602) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at Blue Monk. Buffalo NY. burnt caramel colored pour. aromas of creme brulee desert, vanilla, toffee, bourbon to a lesser extent. Very flavorful. again vreme brulee, burnt caramel/sugar, vanilla, bourbon. medium to almost fuller mouthfeel. Very nice
Westchesterco (823) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle it is a cola brown beer with a slight head. The aroma is of vanilla and Bourbon. The taste id very complex with spices that resonated with the boozey finish
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a deep amber with a tan head. Light vanilla nose. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla and dried fruit with some grassy hop notes. Medium full bodied, with moderate carbonation. Bitter, boozy finish.
Passthebeer (21) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep ruby brown color, thick off white head, great aromas of caramel malts and bourbon. Tastes very malty, the vanilla compliments the bourbon style beer. Great beer