JerseyBrew (48) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad. A bit sweet for my taste. Way to much oak imo. No real bourbon flavor, but maybe that is what made it so sweat. I can finish a 12, but barley. Beer needs to be cleared. Omg it is disgustingly cloudy. Not bad when you didn't pay for it. Would never bug one myself though
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Underdogs88 (223) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet alcohol, caramel, oak & bourbon on the aroma. Appearance is a cloudy brown with an off white head with low head retention. Flavor is malty, candy like sweet. Notes of licorice and dried plums. Oak is prevalent throughout the taste. Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation. Overall, it's decent. Too sweet for my taste though.
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Scouser (285) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy reddish brown color with no head or lacing. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, and a little bourbon. Tastes of bourbon with caramel under tones. A nice winter drink
skmikeg (1124) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a murky cola brown with a one finger tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, caramel, bready malts, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and some light booze. Taste is similar to the aroma with the addition of of some tofee and butterscotch notes and maybe just a tad more booze. Has a medium-full body with a pretty creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, warming, long lingering, slighty hot finish. Overall, a well crafted BA Barleywine that Is a great after dinner sipper.
ericdevin (969) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. 2013 vintage. Pours an ominous caramel brown, viscous-looking, with lots of particulate. Aroma lovely, citrus, resin, caramel. Body slightly dry, sweet, but still slightly hot, some vanilla, tannic notes.
ChrisSc (355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis.
Appearance: Brownish-amber. Mostly opaque because of the color, but there is some transparency. Little to no head.
Aroma: Bourbon (though less pronounced that I was hoping for), vanilla, oak, dark fruits.
Taste: mildly sweet upfront.
Palate: Full body. Carbonation gives a bit of a sharp edge to the finish. Flavor lasts medium length.
Overall: Middle of the road as far as barley wines go. Flavor is not very strong, especially for being barrel aged. Palate is much sharper than I would have liked. Maybe it will improve with age
tectactoe (2881) - Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Bottle: Murky, looks like shitty swamp water. Not much head, a few bubbles at the top. Smells a little sour. Tart red apple, light raisin, hint of toffee & some faint caramel. Taste is a touch of sour, but not in an infected sense. Just a touch of sweet prune, dark fruit. More sweetness on the palate. Caramel, sticky toffee candy, little vanilla. Back-end is more woody & full of a nice bourbon belch. Some more prune, toffee, & a touch of anise. Lingering caramel & wood. Slightly sticky mouth feel. Not bad, but the aroma is weird.
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. BB 12/16/2018. (Bruisin Ales) Asheville, NC.
Mid-brown colour with a tiny light tan head.
Whiskey sweetness, wood and sweet malt in the aroma.
The flavour is whiskey, sweetness, vanilla, bitterness, malt and more sweetness. The barrel ageing is very obvious. It’s a bit too sweet for my liking. Great brew nevertheless.
ordybill (414) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass
Aroma- Has an awesome scent of bourbon with sweet accents
Appearance- a dark brown colored beer with a tannish head
Taste- a great bourbon flavor mixed with maybe some vanilla and the beer flavoring following through
Palate- A full bodied beer with a syrupy feel
Overall- An excellent example of an English Barleywine. I highly recommend this to everyone.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"surprise wish list item during a random Wednesday tasting. Rich tofee and caramel, ample bourbon and boozy flavors and aroma amidst a sweet fruity flavor. Little in the way of hops. Not balanced, but very tasty."