80skid (65) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not exactly my type of beer but I still need to give it a relatively high rating for the bold flavor. I got the impression that I was drinking out of a barrel while sipping this. Alcohol very present with a strong wood, earthy flavor that you can taste the entire way down. Not something I’d go out and buy often but definitely worth the experience.
BrewBoxer (1765) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Clinton hall. Pours a rich amber color with dark fruit, bread and cherries/ nice sipper
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vlan1 (152) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a opaque iced tea color. Fizzy head that quickly subsides. Aroma of figs/dates, brown sugar and oak hints. Taste is a dark fruit bomb, like a fig newton without the crust, bourbon and oak notes and faint glimpses of vanilla. Alcohol is a bit noticeable on the finish but not obscenely hot. Good stuff. Need to get some to age.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy, light to medium brown in gradients...minimal off-white ring.
Caramel, light bourbon and wood aroma.
Raisin, vanilla, oak and bourbon flavor.
Increasing alcohol prescence.
Sweet and clumsily boozy.
Sikash (230) - 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 (172) - - 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 (890) - 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 (125) - 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 (141) - 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 (55) - 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 (1952) - 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.