DrinkinWell (225) - - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewery. Pours dark brown with small head and little lacing. Aromas are sublte--malts, citrus, vanilla. Big bourbon taste on top of the dark fruit, plum notes. Nice!
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle at home. Pours clear amber with no head. Nose of brown Sugar, vanilla, raisins and a tad of unpleasant alcohol butn. Medium body, sweet attack immediately followed by throat burning alcohol. Taste of caramel, malts and honey.
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth malty english style barley wine ale; clear dark amber. Nice blend of vanilla and bourbon. - March Madness 2014
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle for 4 bucks. Pours dark copper with an orange hue and a small white head. Huge aroma of bourbon, caramel malts, dark fruit and a little vanilla as well. Taste also pretty much highlights the bourbon flavor, overpowering everything else. Body is with a nice creamy texture to it. Overall this could be a good barleywine but the taste is too heavy on the bourbon for me. There is just simply no balance here. It has some nice characteristics but I wouldn’t try this one again.
Pizz5116 (56) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky reddish brown little to no head. Aromas of dark fruit and malts. Taste is of dark fruits and bourbon with a lot of complexity. Finish is a little hot for me.
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky dark amber/toffee color. Small off white head. Little lacing. Grainy malt aroma. Tastes almost like a sweet fruit punch with malt mixed in. Finishes cloying and hot.
Jasond612 (257) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/13/14. $5.49 bottle from CBO. Bourbon was there but the dark fruit was too much. It's official,I don't like barley wines
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redtechnj (200) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma- Dark fruit, caramel, oak, vanilla
Appearance- Muddy brownish amber, very small tan head, moderate lacing.
Flavor- Nice blend of vanilla, bourbon, oak and alcohol, some caramel and raisin, nice sweetness.
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with oak, vanilla, a hint of bourbon, and some dark fruits. Flavor is also strong of the dark fruits, oak, and bourbon. Hints of vanilla and plenty of alcohol warming on the finish.
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish hue with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is fruity with big bourbon barrel notes. Flavor is a delicious red fruit with a bit of sweetness. Boozy warming finish. Very solid; worth the $15 4-pack