baraciisch (3240) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Dark brown in color... Aroma of coconut, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits... Flavor is big and boozy, lots of figs, dark fruits, chocolate, coconut, with notes of bourbon heat on palate... lots of chewy vanilla notes, sticky and sweet, alcohol isn't that well concealed... Good BW
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2016
On tap @ Kuhnhenn. Pour is amber/brown with a very small head. Notes of bourbon, oak, molasses, honey, and dark fruit. Finish is similar with more bourbon coming through. Mark_Eck (1959) - - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown. Aroma and taste are bourbon, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and oak. flatmatt (1576) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2016
12 oz bottle from the brewery, dated 2015. Pours a deep red brown with a yellowish off-white head. Strong bourbon and raisin fig aroma, molasses. Flavor has raisin dark fruit, molasses, and bourbon oak with a bit of oxidation. Really very good. MetalNHopHead (1982) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Even by the strong standards of the Barleywine, Kuhnhenn’s barrel-aged ale is some unholy beast. At 15% it’s dangerously potent, but it doesn’t drink like a huge beer. Dark brown pour. Butterscotch, toasted malt, molasses, and vanilla aromas. Taste profile consists of dark fruit, caramel, coconut, and malt sugar. Alcohol heat is tucked away under the full-bodied malts. This is one hell of a way to be introduced to Kuhnhenn. This’ll put you right on your ass.
HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAY 14, 2016
(Thanks, Cory! "BlowOffTube")
A- Coconut, vanilla, cherry, oak, booze.
A- Mahogany color, clear liquid, beige head.
T- Cherry, oak, boozy, coconut, butterscotch.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish.
O- A little hot and boozy but overall a hell of a lot smoother than one could expect going in. Well balanced and complex. A bit of time on this and it’s be swell and mellow. JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2016
12os bottle 2014 vintage pours clear ruby dark red with half finger fizzy head. Nose and taste have lots of big gooey caramel and sweet raisin, plum, fig and various dark fruit, touches of light vanilla spice, bread, cherry and big malty sweetness. Very good but not quite as good as BB4D. ColovianTrader (464) - - FEB 14, 2016
Massive amounts of caramel, sweet and lightly roasted malts. Sweet vanilla cream and oak blend nicely. Moderate heat front the alcohol but really walk balanced. philus (62) - Bazel, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2016
F*cking epic barley wine! Has some stout and chocolate notes. Incredibly complex beer. I wanna try this back again :o rxeight (3084) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
12 oz bottle, 2015 edition. intense caramel and hard candy. Oak vanilla toffee. Lots of spirit but not boozy. Some heavy and flavorful stuff, tastes every bit of the advertised 15%. Thick stuff for a barleywine.