cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
coper color, aroma of burnt caramel, oak, bourbon, booze, flavors of caramel, smoked oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, booze, some bitterness on the finish, full body, strong brew
rumproasts (1193) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Deep amber with minimal head. As might be ascertained by the name, this is not a subtle beer. Can definitely taste the oak, but mainly it’s just booze and some sweet mild malts.
pete4999 (843) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany brown. Smells boozy, with hints of dark sweet fruits...plum and raisin. Taste is similar with a little bit of sweetness, lots of yeast floaties at the bottom of the glass.
Elwood (2552) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark ruddy brown with a small light tan head. Surprising head retention given the ABV. The nose has some dark fruit notes paired with a hefty oak presence, vanilla, and caramel. The flavor follows suit with a good dose of booziness. Chewy mouthfeel thinning out on the back end. The alcohol is a little obvious, but I still enjoyed this one.
b33r (531) - Cleveland, Alabama, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy medium brown color with small off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is rich and malty with a sweetness to it. Flavor is just as rich and amazing. Super smooth & creamy caramel malts with some vinous dark fruitiness. This is really good.
dwyerpg (4092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was really nice. A barley wine in every sense of the beer. A nice molasses smell, a great flavor that isn’t too alcoholic or sweet. Really great stuff.
hopHeadedDevil (11) - , North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a snifter. Strong vanilla aroma. Hints of butter, vanilla and caramel on the tongue. A little bit watery mouthfeel for a beer of this caliber.
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Miked1687 (271) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Appearance is a dark reddish Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet with honey, bourbon, and some citrus. Taste is heavy on bourbon with caramel and honey. Boozy finish that warms. Really smooth with almost perfect carbonation.
Tmoney36 (8) - - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Starts with a very oaky, bourbon aroma. Visually dark amber, opaque with sediment. Has the bourbon taste but not well balanced and boozy. Unfortunate as it has the smell of a great bourbon aged barley wine but not a smooth balanced taste. Nice malt to it but over come with alcohol taste.
dlbeer (410) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Light brown pour with small tan head. Smells sweet with woody notes. Tastes sweet of caramel and alcohol. Very good.
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HeadyDE (248) - Delaware, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour into snifter..aged 1 year..dark purplish color..particles galore..quite cloudy..cant say I have ever seen a cloudier barleywine than this..little head as expected..aroma of cream..vanilla..plum..and bourbon booziness..surprisingly not as full bodied as expected for the 11.1..last few barleywine offerings I have had have been bourbon barrel aged and I am not feeling the combination..like a high octane bourbon cream soda..