illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First batch 2010. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma of alcohol and sugary malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavor of caramel and spicy hops, with a dry oaky finish. Oxidation is at itís infancy on this one. This goes to show that you should never age BA beers.
beastmaster (206) - 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 (2045) - 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 (4497) - 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 (809) - 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. Didnít 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 (1703) - 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 (1204) - 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 (242) - 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.
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
F0BAB 2010: This p0ured a clear br0wn b0dy with a tan head. The ar0ma was pleasantly b00zy, caramel, citrus pulp, fruity. The flav0r was reflective 0f the n0se and added an earthy bitterness that increased in the finish. N0t bad at all.
Concealer (651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, hops and pie. Clear amber with a frothy beige head. Aromas of the caramel, brown sugar, fruit, and light dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet caramel, chocolate, fruit and light booze. Medium bodied.
pdx77 (1031) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Lucky Labrador for the 17th Annual Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. Dark amber color. 2013 vintage. Aroma is candi sugar, toffee, and bitter citrus. Taste is soured plum, caramel, citrus, and dark malt. Finishes with an oxidized citrus aftertaste.