Koelschtrinker (20216) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 12, 2013
2009. Schwerer, deutlich alkoholischer Antrunk mit eher wenig Aromen. Etwas brennend, wenig getreidig, wenig würzig malzig. Zum Ende schokoladig, brennend alkoholisch. 7/11/10/11/9/9 rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle, huge thanks to Alex (_angst_)!!! Clear amber/mahogany beer with a small head. Hazelnut aroma, malty, fruity, caramel, raisins, toffee, plums, candy notes, dades, vanilla, woody, cream notes, bourbon, some licorice. Malty vanilla flavor, caramel, licorice, raisins, hazelnuts, warming alcohol, bourbon, dades, raisins, cream, chocolate notes, cocoa powder, earthy notes. Lovely mouthfeel, full bodied, alcohol is well hidden. Perfection! So glad I was given the chance to try this beer, Alex! saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, bourbon, wood, caramel, malt, hops and alcohol. Full bodied. Warming boozy finish. TBone (17439) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Tap @CBC2014chrisv10 (17288) - DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
Dark copper-brown color, small beige head. Strong aroma of toffee and vanilla. Full-bodied. Lots of bourbon and vanilla. Alcohol, warming. Strong and a bit sticky. Quite sweet but nice dessert beer when you have it in small quantities.
Bottle courtesy of adnielsen. Dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, toffee, rip fruits, little vanilla with notes of alcohol. Flavour is malt, dried fruits, sweet, toffee, hops, little bitter, plume, raisins vanilla with notes of alcohol.
mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 2011 vintage. 12 oz. bottle, sent from northernbrews (thanks a lot, Jeff!), pours a deep dark mahogany with almost no head, just a small beige ring. Aroma brings out some deep, lush bourbon barrels, some alcohol liqueur notes, and toffee and brown sugar further back. Flavour brings out the bourbon barrels big time, but never in a distasteful way, full of brown sugar, some kind of sweet boozy liqueur, loads of caramel and toffee, and alcohol. This is big n bold, alright, and executed with supreme skill. So much depth, with a luxurious mouthfeel. Though it is sweet, it doesn’t suffer from cloying sweetness like so many Kuhnhenn beers do. One of my all-time favourite barley wines. jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2011
2010 Bottle thanks to Jason! Pours dark brown. Small off white lacing. Nose/taste of almonds, toffee, plum, dark fruits, oak and figs. Moderate barrel presence. Sticky and sweet with some moderate well balanced warming alcohol in finish. Medium body. brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
A: The pour is a murky dark amber color with very little in the way of carbonation and little to no head.
S: The nose is very heavy on the bourbon, with plenty of sweet molasses, brown sugar, caramel, with a light touch of chocolate. There is also some noticeable alcohol.
T: Like the nose, the flavor is definitely heavy on the bourbon. There are, however, nice brown sugar, butterscotch, caramel, and chocolate flavors with a hint of alcohol heat.
M: The body is fairly full, and due to the low carbonation, quite smooth and sticky on the tongue.
D: While there is a decent amount of heat to this beer, I still really enjoyed the flavors. I think the vanilla and chocolate oxidation flavors go nicely with the barleywine base. Perhaps it would have been good to let this age for a bit, but it’s still enjoyable fresh. Dedollewaitor (16055) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle @ Early Winter Tasting, Odense, 2011. Pours clear dark amber with bubbles on top. Oak, vanilla, dark fruit. Slick and vinous.Caramel and vanilla flavor. Heavy dominated by bourbon. Slick, oily and warming. A nice sipper! Benzai (15446) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Sampled @ CBC 2014. Clear dark red color, small beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty and heavy bourbon. Really nice full aroma. Loads of bourbon, malts, liquor, wood and slightly alcohol in the taste. Warming alcohol finish. Very nice!