djd07 (16542) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle during RBWG GT. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is wood, candy sugar, raisin, caramel. Medium body, caramel, strong whiskey, wood, nice sweetness, good. jackl (8605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. Amber pour with a small off-white head. The nose is pretty sweet, malty. Toasted bread. Werther’s Originals. Some cream and vanilla. Toasted almonds. Similar flavor. Sweet and chewy malt. More caramel. A touch hot. Substantial, oily. A bit flabby. A good sipper. drowland (9209) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Bourbon on the aroma, toffee, caramel, some vanilla. Whiskey flavor, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, doughy. Not bad. crossovert (14359) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
650ml bottle. 9.8% abv. Amber pour. Heavy barrel aroma ,spicy rye, but not too sweet or boozy, real balanced aroma. Flavor is sweeter, heavy vanilla, some orange, but overall a nice one. Theydon_Bois (22092) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is rich fruit cake, spice, biscuit crumble, sweet notes.
Taste comprises sweet licks, rich dark fruits, dates, prunes, toasted brown sugar.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly warming booze.
Decent barley wine, good balance and drinkability.
Leighton (23401) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Thanks! Vintage 2015. Pours cloudy amber with a bubbly, white head. The nose holds caramel, lightly aged malts, pine, old dried fruits. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, nice toffee character, apple butter, brown sugar, some grains. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with bitter pine, sugary malts, lots of caramel. Good one. rdixon77 (3141) - Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Tasted at RBWG. Overall a solid barreled barleywine. Orange-Amber. Rye whiskey, dark fruits, toffee, some peppery spice. SudsMcDuff (8564) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
grey label .. . brown burnt orange .. toffee, rye whiskey, and soil from the bottom of a bourbon barrel .. . medium feel but the rye just kind of messes with the base to much .. .
jtclockwork (17941) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
this review is just here so i don’t get fined.
Bottle. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of candied dark fruit, rye, toasted oak, caramel and hoppy resin. Medium body. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Tasted during RBWG grand tasting. 2015 bottle. Mostly clear orange amber color. Thin ring of off-white head, some bits of lace. bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick. Cool aroma - mild caramel, biscuit, toast, some interesting kind of spicy rye whiskey. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light bitter, light alcohol warmth. Solid and interesting, but kind of malty and sweet.