jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with thin cream head. Aroma is apricot with notes of maple and oak. Flavor is apricot, orange, grapefruit with some maple, vanilla, and bourbon in the finish. Very interesting barleywine. Would like to acquire some bombers to see how it ages. Think it will be even better when the hops fade.
SG111 (1654) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Clubhouse BFD event. Pours honey color, white head. Aroma is lots of sticky cherry, bourbon, very sweet, syrup, mapley, citrus. Flavor is sweet citrus, bourbon, sticky cherry. Solid, not amazing.
Johnstledger8 (1105) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 5, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clearish amber red with a quickly fading beige bubbly head. Aroma is of red fruits, strawberry, cranberry, raspberry, jam, treacle. Taste is of caramel, treacle, red fruits, forest fruits, slightly bitter, some heat on the finish. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
smith4498 (3582) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2012. Pours clear amber color with cream color head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, and toasted malt. Very sweet toffee flavor with a big dose of booze. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Nice.
Ahuth (492) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013. Bottle. Aroma is huge. The plate is thick and creamy. The taste is sweet and malty. Carmel and little fruit. Pretty awesome.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark reddish color. Aroma and taste are bready malts, caramel, raisins, and some bourbon.
jandd1983 (4146) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle hiding in the back of the beer fridge. It poured a dark amber color with a tan head. The aroma was of bready malts, caramel, dark fruits and some bourbon. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, dark fruits, toffee, bready malts, bourbon and some not overwhelming booze. Very tasty.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark malts, hops, and light bourbon. Flavors of sweet malts, hops, and nice bourbon notes.
AirForceHops (6952) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Adrien and his deep cellar. Very nice deep ruby color, still normal carbonation. Aroma shows a good amount of pine, light floral hints, dark fruit without any oxidation.
The flavor is still bold. Toffee, pine and floral hops in the center still showing some bitterness. Also shows a light metallic hint after the swallow. Body is full with a very sticky texture. Also still has a lot of warming alcohol. I still like this pretty much although it must be a 6 or 7 oz. sample.
weihenweizen (3575) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 2012 brown bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy Amber with white head. Aroma is caramel malt, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and some alcohol. Pretty heavy.
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is a sweet barleywine. Moderstely well hopped , malt, sweet caramel. Some butter, but not in a way that it appears to be a flaw. I get a little cedar. Sweet finish with hops.