oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Thanks GT2! Extreme dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Massive vanilla bourbon, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, marshmallow, and tannic wood abound. Sweet and boozy with a thick body and low carb, finishing sticky. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2012
(2012 bottle) Currently my favorite beer to sip slowly with friends. Marvelous deep ruby red appearance, feels almost more like a rich supple red wine than beer. Taste is layered, includes at times everything listed in the commercial description, but combines to be more than almost any description could capture. FW has created a masterpiece.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle. Had this a couple times now and love more each try. Pours an dark amber with a thinner tan head touches of lace. The smell is big sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits, some tobacco. The flavor is pretty much the same but there is a creamy richness full of the vanilla and toffee and bouron that makes this so delicate and decadent. Started slightly chilled and worked to room temp and the flavors evolve and get better with this one. Damn love this brew. For 13% it is also scary because the booze is hidden perfectly with the warming sensation in the gut. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle through trade. Pour has a Brown amber color and a very thin off white head that fell away quickly. Aroma has hefty bourbon, vanilla, oak, thick sweet malt, alcohol heat, and light oxidation. This is really a thick beast and it just whacks you with the barrel treatments unforgivably. Mouth feel is on the heavy side of medium and the carbonation is on the lower side. Flavor hits you with big boozy malt, oak, vanilla, sweet bourbon, some oxidation, a bit of heat, and a long hanging finish. This makes no effort to cover up the bruiser that it is and the barrel treatments really take the center stage. ALIBALI (2120) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2017
Wahrscheinlich zu frisch. 2016er Fläschchen. Kantig, eckig und doch so unwiderstehlich drinkable....wenn man das junge Alter bedenkt 😉. Alles kommt, Rosine und Tabak geflasht von wollüstigen Metalkupfercitruskicks. Wahrhaftig looooong und sweety Alki. In Jahren wahrscheinlich noch abgefahrener, aber auch jetzt schon ein erleuchtendes BW Spektakel zwischen Fass und Wahnsinn. Jetzt hol ich mir mein Ohr 😉. Rot & Malz!? Ich erhalts 😁. Bomber. 20€. Uiiiii!!
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Sampled at DLD ’12. Thanks to drew I believe. Pours a dark brown with a thin head. Roasty sweet malt aromas some toffee and dough with some red fruit underneath. Dough brown sugar flavors with dark cherries and plums buried in there. Nice bitterness but too sweet. 7/3/7/3/14
Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle thatnks to Motherbrother. Pours dark dark reddish brown with a fairly dense off white head. Aroma is packed with vanilla, overripe, dried fruits, port wine, bourbon barrel, coconut. Holy S***, this smells good! Taste is very fruity, and very bourbon-ish. Again this port wine, oak, gentle roast, coconut, slight chocolate. medium high carbonation. Just my style of barley wine! davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Very good balance, the spirit of a scotch with the body of an ale. Very enjoyable. ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Pours dark brown with no head. Nose is bourbon, chocolate, caramel, malts. Taste is bourbon, malts, caramel. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Nice smooth cinnamon/barrel scent. Sweet is a nice toffee with a nice roast flavor.