M_Mic (5) - - JAN 14, 2018 does not count drsordr (2925) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at FoBAB 2015 pour dark brown with thin off white head. Nose bourbon, toffee, caramel, raisin. Taste similar to nose, with nice mouth feel. Had this late in the evening, so I’m sure it would rate higher if tasted alone or in smaller tasting.
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Good reddish Brown with sweeter floor. A great beer to enjoy after working outside all day in the cold. hman43 (1887) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2018
It pours dark brown with a brown head that has low head retention. Strong malt and plum aroma. There are moderate amounts of wood, bourbon, and caramel. There is a hint of burnt as a small note. The plum aromas are joined by raisin and alcohol notes. It is very malty rich with caramel, molasses, a sherry like flavor, and bourbon. There are also wood elements, with plums, raisins, and some herbal touches. It is full bodied, but not quite chewy. It has a velvet like texture with low carbonation. Overall, this is a sipping beer with deceptive levels of alcohol due to the smoothness about it. Many complex flavors are combined with this beer. heman (1267) - Tychy, POLAND - DEC 29, 2017
barwa miedziana, piany brak.
Aromat średnio-intensywny, słodowy. Dominuje melasa i karmel, susz owocowy, mocno spieczone tosty na dalszym planie. beczka niemal nie wyczuwalna.
W smaku słodkie, pełne, karmel, melasa, susz. Finisz minimalnie bourbonowy, alkoholowy. gr_pa (913) - siemianowice, POLAND - DEC 28, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2017 Sweet, dense, no head. Lots of sweetness, dry fruits, plums, cane sugar, bit alcoholish ramstein2611 (40) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Poured into a sniffer glass with virtually no head. The color is a deep brown and the aroma is sweet and fruity, almost like a plum. Overall the initial taste is sweet with a hint of chocolate but is not overwhelming. The finish is smooth with little lingering aftertaste. Honestly surprised by this barley wine, definitely a good one
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dutch23mp (319) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2017
not a big fan of barleywines but this is amazing 2017 didn't let it mature as my sons and I had to taste it chicagobears (481) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2017
Great traditional English barely wine. Very sticky with toffee, butterscotch, and bourbon. It’s. Goose island bourbon barrel meet with a good complex barley wine. Quick rating, but it is superb. pjotrapostou (411) - POLAND - DEC 20, 2017
Batch 2016. Bardzo marcepanowe, słodkie, gęste, oleiste, likierowo-szlachetne. Alkohol tylko lekko wyczuwalny w postaci grzania w przełyku, wspaniała rzecz do powolnej degustacji. czlowiekmotyka (576) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 11, 2017
I am surprised how hood it was (2016 ver). Barrel really nice and fits well. It is quite hoppy (which in my opinion makes in ABW rather than EBW). Bitter not sweet. It is a great beer to compare with Baladin Xyauyu Barrel. ABUSEDGOAT (2901) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2017
A clear amber color with a small head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, oak, toffee, wood. Full bodied, sticky, fairly one dimensional English style barley wine. As much as I wanted to love this, nope. This is an average at best BA barley wine carried by name.