jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
22oz bottle, like a sweeter rum, tons of vanilla and that traditional cane type flavor from the rum, interesting portrayl of a barley wine, not hoppy at all very mellow and a sipper, not a big hit from the 11.4 either though.. smooth and sweet in a couple of words. jcartamdg (3518) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pours a dark brown with no head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, vanilla and rum. Taste is malty, sweet caramel, chocolate and rum. Finishes with vanilla and oak. Nice full body, very smooth only slight booze which is crazy for a barrel aged barley wine this fresh.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle thanks to JStax ! Pours a deep hazy copper brown color with a couple fingers of eggshell foam. The nose has alot of spicy rum notes, vanilla, warm sweet spice, brown sugar and some date fruit. The palate is direct and sweet with a nice complexity lying under the initial sweetness. The carbonation and the mouthfeel make this beer a shining example of a smooth pleasant barley wine as some many others get so viscous and sticky and this one has a bit of a refreshing edge to it. Nice soft notes that follow the nose nicely molasses, coconut, dates, milk chocolate and pecan pie.... really solid beer. Thanks again Jstax. Dogbrick (13518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a dark brown color with some ruby around the edges, and a medium beige head that dissipates steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted nuts, caramel malt and coconut. Full-bodied with flavors of sweet malt, rum and chocolate-covered nuts. The finish is mildly boozy with a rum and chocolate aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around. Tmoney99 (14846) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Draft sample. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy chocolate malt, dark fruit and rum alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet rum finish of moderate to long duration. This is a better version standout
JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Small pour at the Jackie O’s 7th Anniversary Extravaganza. Opaque brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel candy, spice and rum. Malty flavor with rum, chocolate and caramel before a roasty finish. Very nice. JStax (7123) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Poured on draft. Pours a darker, hazy brown color with a thin, beige head of foam. The aroma is heavy with rum, but that nice nutty note from the base beer still comes through nicely. Taste is rum booziness with a lot of sweetness. Heavy on the palate. Another Brick Kiln homerun.