stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apple citrus aroma backed with more fruit from the tree. Initial flavor rolls from Apples into pears and then finishing with fig into a bourbon booziness. A caramel start to the taste through the malts- tasty- caramel- tart citrus. This one is at least ayear old, but has been taken care of.
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Big Bourbon notes, with some vanilla and toffee peeking through. Slightest hint of piney hops.
A: Ruby red with brown undertones. Little to no head on the pour. Very thin lace.
T: Follows the nose. Big bourbon notes with strong vanilla and toffee notes and some brown sugar and oak in the background. A little on the sweeter side, but not too bad as the booze does a good job of balancing out the sweet malt.
P: Medium-thick and very sticky. Next to no carbonation.
O: Syrupy sweet, perhaps too much, but strong. chocolate notes over a mellow BBA’d charcoal burn makes this WORLD CLASS!
mambossa (111) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip, pours a murky burgundy with medium dissipating head, light retention. Nose of caramel, vanilla, nut, ripe fruit. Flavor displays a rich maple body with vanilla and light smokiness, alcohol burn a tad noticeable. Surprisingly drinkable, linger is not too strong, but no aspect gives it that uniqueness to really pop-out. Hits hard on the buzz level, flavor could use a little "umph". Still impressive in other aspects though.
nathan30533 (904) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just not my cup of brew. Real oak takes this barley wine by surprise. Try it yourself. Not for me.
Crispy34 (473) - Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is sweet barley wine and booze. Appearance is a red/brown with a cream colored head. Taste is boozy with a certain sweetness of malt to it. Palate is sweet. Overall, a good mash up of beer and the hard stuff. Would buy again.
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gueuze (639) - - JUN 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Braune Farbe, leicht trüb. Geruch nach Portwein, Pappe, höhere Alkohole. Im Geschmack süß, nicht bitter. Recht alkoholisch.
Tayeth (507) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intensives Aroma nach Sirup und Beerenfrüchten, schwach nach Lösungsmittel. Geschmack ebenfalls sehr kräftig, allerdings merkt man auch den hohen Alkoholgehalt. Geht ein bisschen in die Richtung von Sherry.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cheapie from Sussex Arms, Tickenham. Damn. Thought it was a stout. Stinky nose of bourbon and sherried booze, sticky morning after deposits in an emptied glass; huge custard of oak, nougat, Cola. Coke and barrel flavour; mellow warm, dried fruit, treacle, dates, caramel sauce, mad imbalance. The oak demolishes all else.
Deep murky ruby bottomed with bits beneath a fine beige mousse.
One dimensional, mildly narcotic nightcap. Just too much.
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a nearly opaque ruddy bronze-brown, and forms a thin head of off-white foam that quickly dies to a ring, and evaporates completely by halfway through the snifter. There is no lacing.
Smell: Boozy caramel malt suffused with raisin and cherry wells out of the glass, alongside a bready scent.
Taste: Caramel suffused with fruits, specifically cherry, fig, and date, opens the flavor palate. Breadiness joins in as it moves along the palate, and there’s more than a hint of boozy liquor along for the ride as well. Touches of oak appear, alongside a faint mix of spice and smoke, and very vaguely, vanilla. The finish leaves a vaguely boozy, vaguely medicinal residue clinging to the tongue.
Mouthfeel: Thick, rich, creamy, sticky, and silky-smooth.
Overall: Of late, I’ve been chased away from the world of barleywines by experiencing too many American barleywines that triggered my hop sensitivity, and had forgotten how much I enjoy a potent, complex English barleywine. This beer reminded me that I place a solid English barleywine up in my pantheon of beers alongside a good doppelbock, eisbock, wee heavy, and quad. Well done, Weyerbacher. Well done.
sudomorph (927) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown caramel with a thin head. Aroma had notes of whiskey, dark fruits, slightly tart fruits, oak, vanilla cream, and caramel/toffee. Taste is a balanced sweet with lots of bourbon whiskey, oak, vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, and a bitter/sweet ending. Meduim-full body with a low carbonation. Mildly syrupy texture in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall well done. Whiskey barrel, dark fruits, caramel, and a very slight tart fruit.
Niilstrong (7) - Best, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gedronken met Benzai, thanks!!!!! Doet me denken aan sterke drank. Zacht, veel alcohol.