italianjohn (2490) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 2010 .. Clear amber pour light head .... aroma of bourbon .... taste of some sweet malts and oaky but the bourbon/boozy taste just dominates this one ..... some sweet and fruity malt character but you have to dig deep to find it ..... 2012 version has more of a balance in the bourbon flavor with more of a sweet malt and dark fruit charachter and dry oak with some vanilla ... aroma is of bourbon, sweet caramel malts and dark fruits .... abv hidden well
egajdzis (5576) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazy red brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, dark fruits, pine, caramel malts, whiskey, and alcohol. Taste of vanilla, dried fruits, light bourbon, caramel, tobacco, wood, and light alcohol.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of vanilla, light Bourbon, oak, Barley Wine, malt, and honey. Poured deep amber/copper in color with a small, creamy, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of Bourbon, vanilla, oak, Barley wine, malt, and caramel. Medium to full body. Slick, oily, creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, Barley Wine finish is smooth.
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma musty old funk, mustard green funk,
color, medium hue small head stays
taste, bitter mustard greens on the front, hoppy bitters in middle, balancved nicey by sweet maltness
medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,
overall strange for a barleywine? but i like it!
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of vanilla, maple, oak, syrup and caramel. Pours deep orange with almost no film. Appears viscous and alcoholic. Taste is sweet of vanilla bourbon, honey and caramel. Very tasty.
Goodgrief (1877) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pinocchio’s. Golden pour, fruity aroma. Pear and caramel with a scraping bitterness. Not bad. Quite a medicinal burn, but it worked. Worth a try.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Vtafro for the share, quite the exciting night indeed. Pours an amber bruin body with a ring off off white head. Aromatics are huge bourbon and boozy notes. A light oak and vanilla followed up again closely by booze. A viscous boozy body with oak and a modest fruit toned warming, ethanol and bourbon notes; a light hop character as well. Really very strong, sipping this was okay, but really seems over barreled with too big a warming. Still overall as a beer it was enjoyable.