Iphonephan (6946) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin tan head. Vanilla laced oak aromas dominate the nose. Caramel, more vanilla and toffee blend into a delicious beer. Warming alcohol finish. Nice. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2012
hazy amber orange, thin wispy ran oil, thinnest ring. Caramel nose and light oxidation, lightly toasty with bit of sugar. Flavor shows caramel and odd citrus, moderate sugar and toast with light pumpernickel, finish bitter cardboard, light caramel. Thin body, bit sticky. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle courtesy of ryan. Pours a hazy orange brown with a tan head. Nice nutty bready aroma with notes of honey. Flavor is sweet and herbal. Lots of caramel and biscuit. Slight infected sourness. Alcohol burn in the finish. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
355mL 2006 Ed thanks to ryan! Clear tea amber pour with weak head. Collar of white foam. Nose is a bit oxidized- minty, oranges, caramel, mild bourbon, hints of mold and mushroom. Pretty solid older Barleywine nose. Taste is minty, juicy, a bit sweet, mild paper. Not too boozy. Not too osprey. Small lemon tartness.
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bottle date 11/17/06. carbonation all but gone , oxidation is slight for the age . got a nice almost cherry note in the flavor . dam fine barleywine
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2009 bottling. Pours reddish tan into a snifter with no head. Looks like sherry. Aromas are toffee, vanilla and cherry. Taste is wood, bourbon, vanilla, cherry, some toffee, and bitter hoppiness that is muted on the finish. Not nearly as sweet as I was expecting, and the booze is not real pronounced or hot. Hits all the right BW notes, and the oaky vanilla really rounds this one out. The aging has helped, too, I am sure. Excellent! Beerdedone (3390) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma was vanilla, caramel, alcohol and had some notes of oak. Flavor was relatively sweet & malty with vanilla, fruit, caramel, a bit of toffee and a touch of oakiness. ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2011
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is a ruby river water with one finger of off-white head; the head is nice, but dissipates quickly and leaves only the modest show of lacing. Nose is oak beams, tobacco, barn, dust, hay, burnt caramel, and a very syrupy malt. Taste is a clone of this nose. WoW!!! The woody, sweet earth takes over and fireworks go off on the pallet. This is one of the best BWs I have come across. The pallet takes the sweet, deep (almost perfume like) musk and stays thick, without the roast, from start to finish. Matt from Capone’s recommended this, and it did not disappoint! madmitch76 (24360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
24th March 2008 RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Pleasant aromatic vanilla and bourbon nose that carries through to the flavour. Lovely smooth malt with a sweet note. Really well joined up. Lovely!
Bottle of the ’06. Pretty big vanilla in the aroma, which is present but lighter in the flavor. It also has a light tartness to it. The flavor reminded me a little bit of coconut water.