Koelschtrinker (20768) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2016
Malzig trockener Antrunk. Geringe Herbe, deutlich würzig, spritzig. Rund, vollmundig, etwas zu schwach. Gut. 10/9/9/9//9 oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, a citrus hops. Flavor had big alcohol taste mixed a nice hop action and lots of fruit and malt flavors. markducommun (1185) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Clear tan red, almost no head. Lightly fruity, vanilla, alcohol on the nose. Pretty sweet. Very upfront alcohol. Quite oily. Medium body. Fine. Not terribly well balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2016
beardsonbrews hooked me up with this gem... I am SURE I’ve had it before, but am still stoked to get a new review! Thanks Mike!! Pours a little hazy amber with a good light khaki head.. Caramel and treacle notes with vanilla woody tannins.. A bit astringent but gets a lot better with warmth.. Cool to try an old favorite once again, thanks buddy!! cgarvieuk (25224) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Dark brown.. Boozy.. Soft toffee malts nose... Big sweet bourbon ftont.. Soft toffee malts.. Meaty sweet toffee roast
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Clear deep plum color. One finger of frothy beige head. Retention is alright given the ABV and a short ring of lacing is left.
3.25 S: The barrel comes through well. Big leather, vanilla, and oak. Caramel, toastiness. Just a few hints of dark fruits including plum, red apple, and a touch of raisin. The base beer doesn’t offer a whole lot.
2.25 T: The taste is severely lacking. It’s all barrel and no base beer. Leather, tannic astringency, vanilla, oak. Toasty. Just a touch of plum, raisin, and toffee. Overall pretty dry.
2.25 M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Lacking all creaminess.
2.0 D: This is a pretty piss poor beer. Fails miserably as a barleywine.
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DavoleBomb, Sep 12, 2015 Dorkenstein (563) - - DEC 18, 2015
The bottle I’m using to rate this was bottled on 10/20/14, so this review isn’t entirely the same as when it’s fresh. This barely wine smells of caramel and candied dates. Taste is a syrupy caramel with some tart berries. The barrel flavor shows up in the finish. It’s better than when I had it fresh a year ago. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Poured a ruby red color with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel, dark fruit and oak. Flavor is caramel upfront by a big bitter and booze punch, something off, and an oak finish. Not great. crossovert (13411) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2015
355ml bottle. This tastes like a bunch of highly rated oxidized barleywines so the ilk that enjoys that stuff might dig this. It is musty, sweet and white raisin/carmally, some barrel funk, oxidization, typical of the style. tsd08460 (1208) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Aroma: caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla
Appearance: clear amber, tan head
Taste: bourbon, oak, vanilla, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish,