Dogbrick (13554) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours black with a thin beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate and malt. Full-bodied with a bourbon character and flavors of oak, caramel malt and a bit of dark fruit. The finish is boozy with an oaky, malty aftertaste. Good overall. Camons (13035) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Denver. Pours very dark reddish golden with a nice offwhite head, lots of small bubbles heading for the surface. Aroma of caramel, toffee, marcipan, citrusslike friut, orangepeel. Taste is sweet bready malt, caramel, lots of sweet dark friut like plums and raisins,fresh hops with flavors of grapefruit, orange. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Very nice fruity and hoppy BW, and for the price a sure try. Ill try and get hold of some more, and check the aging potential. 130311 jcwattsrugger (12518) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
on tap @the brewery-pours a light tan ring for a head and murky brown color. Aroma is bourbon/wood, sweet medium malt. Taste is bourbon/wood, sweet medium malt-toffee/brown sugar, some hops bite. Good effervescence. BVery (11241) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at Lagunitas. Murky brown pour with a white ring head. Bourbon, wood, vanilla, and toffee on the nose. Fuller palate. Taste is rich bourbon, toffee, and wood. Killer. daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
Lightly hazy gold/amber pour. Small head. Sweet bourbon and dates aroma. Love the sweetness, vanilla, toffee. Flavor is smooth and rich, loades of dates, figs, raisins, bourbon. Its awesome.
ads135 (4933) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 20, 2014
A very nice barleywine. Pours very dark with a thick brown head. Lots of plum, some chocolate and vanilla. Palme (4817) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2014
On tap @ Rattle N Hum NYC as "Barrel aged Gnarleywine". Not much of a head on this one. The little foam that was present at first has quickly disappeared. The beer itself is deep dark brown one, almost red in a way. On the nose it has lots of lovely alcohol! Really bourbon infected with both vanilla and booze. Damn, this smells nice. Strong, sticky and really intense. Yeah, this is one of those really good beers. It has a strong sticky mouthfeel and a soft prickling carbonation level. Lots of strong sticky fruity flavors. Vanilla and wood, booze with dates, figs and nuts. The bourbon has completely taken over this one! Not to much, but still it’s nearing a bourbon monster. Really mouthdrying nut-zesty finish and aftertaste in this with lots of sweet brown sugar. Well, a flavor bomb like I haven’t tastes in quite a while. Really nice! 11.06.2013 baraciisch (3349) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Hazy caramel brown in color... Aroma of bourbon and caramel sweetness... Flavor is rich in caramel, sugar, candied dates and bourbon and oak... Didn’t think the gnarly wine could get any better... MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2012
On tap 5 oz. sample at RDF near Gallery Place in Washington, DC.
Clear, copper, amber orange with pale, thin head and good lacing.
Aroma of sweet caramel, toffee, whiskey and vanilla.
Taste of bourbon, brown sugar, rich thick caramel, toffee and alcohol.
Very full body and light carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone illidurit (2354) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a brownish red with a small tan head. Aroma is rich sweet spirit notes, boozy, woody and slightly tart. Flavor is awesome, chocolate-covered caramel, See’s candies, vanilla, honey, milkshakes. Real good.