Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured clear, fiery orange with a short-lived, yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up very sweet whiskey, bourbon, and caramel sugars with warm alcohol and a touch of citrus around.. big, bold, and very sweet. The flavor found toasted toffee, sweet caramel, and lesser nutty malts at the core, with peppery whiskey, tart oak, and a hit of citrus around.. finished warm with a lot of tart whiskey barrel and residual sugars. Heavier-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. good feel overall, but a bit too sweet. arkurzynski (2446) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Deep brown-red murky pour. Aroma is dark fruit, raisin/plum, aged hops, light whiskey and a healthy dose of booze. Flavor is surprisingly smooth compared to the nose. Gentle toasted malt, light caramel and brown sugar, some dark fruit and a mild bourbon/whiskey finish. Nice attenuation, not overly sticky or sweet. Some lingering whiskey. Pretty solid, but a little choppy. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle, thanks Alex. Pours cloudy orange/brown, with a very slight, off white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, whiskey, and some fruit. Flavor is malt, caramel, fruit, alcohol, and smaller amounts of whiskey and wood, Medium to heavy body. mar (5423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Deep brown, cream head. Nose is alcohol, vanilla, whiskey, leather, and more alcohol. Chewy palate, heavy Bourbon, wood, vanilla, alcohol, sticky. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clearish amber, soapy white bubbles. Nose of rich whiskey, vanilla bean, light alcohol, complex but hard to describe. Taste of wood, whiskey, not super rich, alcoholic, raisin, medium body, alcohol linger.
SDalkoholic (2395) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle from Sprouts Eastlake: Liquid appeared as a tea brown hue and was topped by a fizzy head which eventually flat lined. In the aroma my nose picks up on a wide assortment of scents with the first being a thick base of caramel/toffee like malts while a bold smell of sour grape juice and raisins dominate. The flavor is sweet with a sugary taste of caramel while a background of sweet raisins and dark rich plum thrive. This is heavy hitting sweet barley wine but somehow stills falls short of being a home run. Strykzone (7431) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Whiskey looking, smelling, and tasting. Fruit is light and malt s very hig hete. Vanilla and light wood notes. Hops are not tasted. Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
A clear orange/brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma is a little sweet of red fruits, with malt and a little wood. The taste of sweet red fruits, wood, sharp alcohol with bourbon notes. The aftertaste is sweet, with alcohol notes. Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle pours medium brown-orange with thin brief white head. Aroma caramel apples with hint of bourbon. Taste brown sugar, caramel with fruits, some bourbon and a nice hop bite. Palate medium-thick with slight carbonation. Finish a mix of sweetness and hops.joes (93) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2012
I liked this one, definitely hoppier than the English barleywines but not so muxh as to be overbearing. Just a touch of bourbon.
Clear orange(brown) beer with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, alcohol, red fruit and a hint of bourbon. Taste is sweet alcohol, (caramel) malts and bourbon. O.K.