Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark brown/amber color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is boozy but I can note the bourbon/oak with some fruit and caramel. It has a nice sweetness. Flavor is overall smooth for the alcohol amount. I get the nice bourbon and fruit/caramel. There is not much on the back end however that is where the alcohol seems to come in. Mouthfeel is sweet carbonation is average. Overall a well done beer.
DrinkinWell (274) - - 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 (1178) - 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 (133) - 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 (2268) - 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 (280) - 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 (214) - 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 (1351) - 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.