BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with no lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (bread, cookie, toast), floral hops, and fruity esters (pear, peach) with light bourbon notes. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet texture and dry finish.
argo0 (11520) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Clear amber body, small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some grapefruit, light Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some Bourbon. Medium body, low carbonation.
GT2 (8425) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL. Pour is clear deep amber with tan bubbles. No real head. Aroma is sweet toffee, chocolate, maple, sugar, light spicy booze. Taste is light aged rum, watery, spicy booze, caramel, oak, sugar water. Palate is light, sugary, heavy rum alcohol. Meh.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sugar and toffee nose with lots of bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lots of chocolate, kits of bourbon, pounds of toffee. Astringent.
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94, thanks! Bright amber color, small white head. Aroma and taste of sweet caramel and creme brulee. Nice.
nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2011 Pours clearish amber. Nose of bourbon, cherries, plums, oak and caramel. Vanilla, more oak, bourbon and caramel in taste. A little thin bodied, but sticky. Like a watered-down Backwoods Bastard. Tasty, but a little lacking.
beerbill (3404) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with pittsburghkid. Pours a slightly hazed reddish amber with a thin-moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Very pleasant aroma of vanilla, caramel, bourbon, and brown sugar. The flavor steps back just a bit from the aroma with malt, bourbon, and vanilla are present, but the caramel richness is weak. Medium bodied, but lighter in body than I would expect for a barley wine. Ok as it is, but was hoping for a bit more.
drfabulous (3977) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce probably bought at Sahara Mart in Bloomington. Head quickly dissipates. Brown color. Not a very intense bourbon aroma. Some caramel and sweetness.
brokensail (10914) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is surprisingly clear amber/copper color with a short lived off-white head.
S: The nose certainly lets you know this one is barrel aged. Bourbon and vanilla start things off. Caramel, toffee, and brown sugar follow. There’s a bit of cardboard/oxidation going on too.
T: Surprisingly light in flavor for a -bal aged barleywine. Again, sweet vanilla and bourbon along with the typical brown sugar and caramel flavors of the style. A bit of warming alcohol is present as well.
M: The body is certainly on the thin side with a fairly lively carbonation to it.
D: Not at all bad, but not a homerun either (maybe a long single). I didn’t find it bad, just sort of uninteresting.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured amber with an off white head. aroma was caramel, dark fruits, raisin, and slight bourbon. flavor was cotton candy, dark fruit, and caramel. body was medium and sticky with low carbonation.