ICEatALAMO (851) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle the pour is a mellow red. The aroma is very mild. The taste is full of red
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Bricks (554) - Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown with perhaps of hit of orange. Smells of vanilla, malt, bourbon. Mouthfeel is very smooth for the ABV. Bourbony malty dark fruit on the taste.
AirForceHops (2579) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Novare Res. Aroma has a huge oak influence with the bourbon being subtle. Also over ripe fruits and thick caramel malt. Flavor is really nice. The oak is the largest influence with vanilla, light bourbon, caramel candy, molasses and dried fruit sprinkled with sugar. Medium to full body with soft carbonation.
The malt depth with the combination of the oak makes this a complex brew. The ABV isn’t super noticeable until after I finished the glass and got up and walked around. Smooth and sweet without being cloying. Finely crafted. I should pick up a bottle and cellar it.
jayzz (153) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is strong vanilla and really nice and inviting. Appearance is dark amber. Pours with quickly dissipating head with little lacing. Taste is vanilla and bourbon. Palate is like typical strong ale... not really full and sticky but ok. Overall i can recommend.
radagast83 (4049) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle split with jortiz82 and one of our mutual friends. Poured a nice medium brown head, with a light off-white tan head. Aroma compared to it’s base beer was a lot more mellowed, barley wine still in there, but barrel and light woody vanilla has taken over. Alcohol is very well masked in this one, mellowed quite a bit. Woody, sweet caramel notes. Enjoyable.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clearish copper body, thin tight cream head. Nose with lots of caramel and faded piny, citrusy hops. Warming body with huge citrus, alcohol, and faded bitterness. Quite good.
kayres (366) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange. Thin tan head. Sweet vanilla aroma. Huge bourbony vanilla body. Bit of hop but sweet and big
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CampesinoTino (716) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked & Caged 750 ml Bottle. Dark ruby/amber colored in appearance with a little bit of tan head. Mostly caramel malt, oak and vanilla in the aroma. The flavor blends toffee, butterscotch and black cherry upfront along with some coconut, brown sugar, date and orange rind toward the end. Also some bourbon and vanilla around the edges. The body is a tad syrupy with soft carbonation and more dark sugars and oak in the finish. While not quite as balanced as the base beer, it still gets the job done as far as BA Barley Wines are concerned.
Steasy66 (783) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty deep amber. 2 finger dense white head that isn’t fading. Malty toffee aroma with a good blast of hops. Taste is a bit odd. Opens with lots of astringent alcohol but finishes sweet and malty with a lot of barrel.
BillWyce (660) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured hazy red-amber with a 2-color bone-colored head. Caramel-sweet aroma with notes of vanilla and wood. Body is full, but not as syrupy as most other barleywines. Light, boozy astringency to the finish. Sweet malt flavor with caramelly bourbon notes and some woody vanilla at the back.
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - white head. High high american oak, lots of vanilla and coconut, bitterness, toasted malts, barley, high maly, raisins, oiley, dried fruits, bourbon, boozy notes.