DavoleBomb (1444) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a snifter. 2007 vintage.
3.5 A: Opaque musky swamp water brown. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is mediocre, even for a beer this big though a short ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Quite interesting developments here. The rye has taken on the scent of jasmine and lavender as opposed to its normal earthy spiciness. I’m reminded of pork sausage. Any usual barleywine aromas are not present in this one. Pleasant and certainly unique.
4.0 T: What the fuck? This smells like pork sausage, but tastes like....a braggot? Yes, this tastes like a dark braggot chock full of honey. I don’t know how or why, but it does. I’m also picking up the lavender notes again. The rye barely tastes like rye anymore. Plum fruitiness. Alcohol is very well hidden.
3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Could use a bit more carbonation, but its fine for how old it is. Silky, but lacking creaminess.
4.0 D: Very intersting beer that probably tastes much different than it did fresh.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-08-2012 02:43:21
Sammy (7045) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boozy barleywine. Rye is still there, mellow because aged. Malt is there. Altogether drinkable with a big supper, however unexceptional. A big head that dissipates as it warms. Above average mouthfeel. Neutral coloured body. The edges of the barleywine were brought in, only a little bitterness. Some sweetness
SpringsLicker (2823) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle refrigerated since purchase in ’07.
Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Oily and viscous.
Light, sweet, fruity aroma.
Thick bodied. Very little flavor. Some sweetness, no hops anywhere.
"This BEER will gain even more character if aged properly." Weyerbacher.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
22oz bottle tasted last year at 3 years old. This might hold.. Pours out a nice darker amber/golden hue, decent carbonation. Aromas are a bit thin, light fruit, basement, not really complex to start, kinda malty. First sip is very plain across the palate, not bad, but not really any discernible taste. I do kinda get that this had alot more hop and caramel. Vanilla lingers slightly, but its not oxidized, just smooth and plain. As you continue to drink, the booziness hits mid to finish. Pretty much on its way out.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel.Has a sweetish fruity malty spicy dark fruit finish.
boFNjackson (3581) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... I think this was the perfect time to open this 2007 vintage. Poured pale, amber/orange with a thin head. The harshness that may have been spicy and bitter from the rye seemed to had mellow out. Not a whole lot of oxidization which was nice too. Dense like a syrup, very sweet, caramel and toasted grains. Low bitterness, and slight earthiness.
PapaSkeetSkeet (678) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 Finally got around to drinking this on Friday, probably around 4 1/2 years after this was brewed!!! Pours deep amber/brown. At first we thought it was flat, but the very fine carbonation just took awhile to come out of solution. Fine tan head. The aroma featured an almost tart and refreshing Belgian yeast smell, in addition to rummy malt sweetness. The flavor though was exceptional, a brilliant combination of rye, raisins/prune (which I love in a bw), moderate hop bitterness, little hop flavor, if at all, nice big caramel. Rather wine-like. Syrupy. The booze wasn’t apparent until the end of the glass when it was getting warmer. I’m guessing this is peaking right around now, I can’t imaging it getting much better with time.
fiulijn (12200) - Malmö, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from New Beer Distributors, NYC, 3 years old
Clean light amber, copper color; it pours viscously, with no sound, but there is some carbonation, and the head is small and creamy. Aroma of caramel, sweet, a bit phenolic, or maybe band Aid, and alcohol; not exciting. The body is quite strong, the mouthfeel is extremely oily, almost muddy, also because of the low carbonation, but unfortunately it feels like gulping eggwhite, never happened before; very sweet flavor, light malt; ordinary bitterness; this bottle can easily be compared to a boozy extra Strong Lager, the only variant being the sweetness, and a bit more of balance, but joined by the sad lack of features. I don’t think this has ever been much better, even when it was fresher.
jredmond (4025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at rnh with streets for weyerbacher night. Pours a hazy brown body. Aroma is sweet malty notes. .Mouthfeel is thin with notes of sweet rye, malts, and something else....
ross (1943) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled a while ago. Red colored pour with an off white head on it. Smell is sweet and like syrup. Little bit of hops, but mostly just sugar. Taste is sweet and like drinking maple syrup. Not really the best thing I have ever had. I am not sure how old this beer was when I drank it, I do not have a tasting date. Bleh.