Ibrew2or3 (9047) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2018
Thanks Baeuxeu. 22oz bomber pours with a near clear dark amber body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up smooth inviting reduced sugars, a hit of marshmallow and then growing bourbon and booze notes. The taste delivers silky smooth sweet malts, molasses, prune nuanced caramel malts and then booze. The boozy bourbon and brown sugar blunted oak surface midway and take over somewhat into the finish. I like the balance as plenty of tasty beer notes can be enjoyed in step with the barrel treatment. Solid sipping experience. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2018
10/15/2016 -- from notes: 22oz bottle, from Dutch's. Shared with Steph S. Toasty, cake-like biscuity malt, mild spicy hop, little caramel, and some nice bourbon barrel vanilla and woodiness. Bigger sweet, mild bitter, little bit of heat. b3shine (9406) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2018
Bomber to snifter (bottled 05/02/16). Looks good for the style; a lightly translucent dark amberish brown with light beige head that has a slight gold tint to it. A bit of very fine sediment towards the end of the bottle as well. Smells and tastes malty with notes of caramel, toffee, oak, fruity hops, and a touch of bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium-full to full-bodied, warming, and pleasantly bitter. An enjoyable sipper. tmoreau (4884) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2017
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., dispensed to a snifter showing a deep mahogany hue, with a finger’s width of tan froth that reduced to a band of foam, light film, and doily-like cling to the lacing. The nose expressed some initial ripeness, then dark, dried fruit, caramel sweetness, and ready alcohol. Full bodied, with low carbonation, and syrupy texture, the taste was as the aroma notes, with participatory bourbon presence, and plenty of warmth. A heavy duty Barleywine. Dorkenstein (564) - - MAY 16, 2017
Aromas of caramel, bourbon, raisin skin, and dates. Taste is burnt sugar, dates, raisin skin, bourbon; apricot and burnt sugar, with some grapefruit in the finish. Bourbon warming up the chest.
AgentAle (1889) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2017
Aroma is rich sweet malt’s, toffee, and caramel. Definitely lots of sweet bourbon hints here from the barrel aging. On the body you get the same sweet notes. Lots of bourbon , tart and camel notes. Get some of that high abv on the finish but definitely doesn’t spoil the experience. Very lively barley wine with a slightly hazy amber body. Smaller beige head that doesn’t retain too long which is expected from a high abv beer like this. edwardbass (869) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2017
Murky brown. My messed-up sinuses can’t detect an aroma, probably not a pile of sh*t either. Taste is caramel, a decent bit of bourbon, a bit of citrus hops. Good amount of bitterness for a barleywine. Pretty good, considering I’m not a big fan of the style. drpimento (3913) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Aroma is graham crackers, dark ripe fruit, wet grain. Flavor’s like nose, traditional, but has a lot more going on- lots of malty bittersweet. Great body and finish. bytemesis (9712) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle thanks to Brian! Pours hazy amber, small beige head, dissipates fairly quickly, bubbly lacing. Aroma is toffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak. Flavor is fully sweet, light bitter, rich malty and decadent. Full body, low carbonation. Kinda hot, but really tasty as a sipper. koleminer20 (4371) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at the 4th Annual Barleywine Tasting at Nicole’s house on January 28. 22 oz bottle. The pour is a nice darker amber color with a thicker light tan head that slowly fades down to a dense cap without any lace. The aroma is pretty decent. There is a light burnt brown sugar, some caramel malts, a charred oak, a light bourbon, and a hint of vanilla on the back end. It’s really heavy on the burnt sugars, which I’m not a fan of. The flavor is a bit better. There is more of a balance between the caramel and brown sugar and the bourbon. There is a light dark fruit on the back end that is pretty enjoyable.The mouth feel is a touch light with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet dark fruit and caramel molasses with a touch of bourbon. I like this one.