SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by hellbilly. Thank you sir! Pours a deep red brown with a lacy head. Aroma of sweet toasty malt, ripe fruit, bourbon, wood and a hint of hops. Taste is sweet and fruity with some bourbon and hops on the finish. Very good stuff!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2011 A tall head and strong on the aroma. Fat and malty with a strong hop presence. Good effers and a creamy texture. A good sipping brew with defined whiskey essence and a long finish.
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut brown ale, small creamy whitish head. Aroma is loaded with bourbon, candy, caramel, and some odd unknown aroma. Flavor is sweet and loaded with candy. Sweet and delicious. Thanks hellbilly!
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Toronado, Barley Wine Fest 2010. Pours clear and deep amber to maghoni brown with a lacing tan head. Aroma is dark spiced and roasted malty with a dark toffeeish note. Bitter, overripe fruity and light spiced flavoured. Bone dry and bitter finish.
eaglefan538 (2914) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Bert at SL. Pour was reddish-brown, weak head and lacing. The aroma was dark fruits, caramel, bourbon. The flavor was dark fruits, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, something with a slight vegetal touch too. The mouthfeel was big, oily, sticky. Not a bad shot at BBA, better than drinkable, but not great.
MeadMe (1385) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours a nice copper hue with a thin off white head. No real retention or lace noted.
S: Malty aromas. Brown sugar, toffee, and caramel lead the way. Mild notes of oak and booze as well.
T: Same as the aroma. Some chocolate and lots of candy malts. The barrel comes through nicely. Hints of oak, vanilla, and booze.
M: On the fuller side of medium, rich, sweet, smooth, a bit boozy.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange/brown body with a small white head that laces the glass.the aroma is figs,cotton candy,tobacco,bourbon,and juicy fruit gum.flavor has much of the same.honestly this is past its prime and was maybe aged in the barrel to long.
sloth (2582) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small tan head with fair retention, little lacing. Clear deep amber in color. Nose of whisky, caramel malts, chocolate, a hint of alcohol, wood and some phenolic notes. Body is full, oily on the palate with a soft carbonation. Bourbon flavors up front with woody notes and vanilla. Unfortunately i,m pickin up some bandaid notes as well. They seem a bit more as the brew warms. Warming fruity alcoholly finish. Bandaid takes away, gets almost overpowering. Bottle procured in trade with footbalm. Thanks Eric!
IrishBoy (3910) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Footbalm, sahred by Odeed! Thanks Eric and Jake!! Bottled in 2008. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, prunes, and woody oak. Clear cherry brown with a small lightly lacing beige head. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, and tobacco musty note that seems like a cross between a barleywine and an old ale. Must be the two years in the barrel.
Beerman6686 (4980) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a dark red color with an off white head. Aroma was lots of caramel, sweet sugar, and lots of barrel and bourbon. Flavor was lots of barrel, which covered up the complexities of the barleywine. Not much caramel or dark fruits, just barrel.