jackl (8557) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ THE Barley Wine Tasting. Cheers to Leighton (I think) for bringing this to share. The pour’s deep orange brown with a small white head. The nose is peaches, spicy cinnamon, cocoa and runny toffee. The taste is big jammy berry, some hot mulled cider, toffee and more spice. Lightly woody finish. This didn’t take on the heavy bourbon flavors as much as some of the other barley wines we tried. Unique. Pretty good. fletchfighters (1604) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2012
A-- Poured and settled a clear orange amber color. Thin layer of white film that lingers after starting off as a thick layer of foam. On swirling get some spotty lacing and very thick ABV legs. Does not look 19% besides the legs.
S-- Soft oak, notes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and stewed dark fruits. ABV comes in waves and gives more of a cognac presence as the bourbon is quite restrained. Fruits starting to dominate this.
T-- Sweet and sticky at first. Mostly dark stewed fruits and brown sugar and caramel. Then ABV and bourbon with vanilla notes. Not as much of the wood as I thought there would be.
M-- Really picks up as a barleywine in the mouth. Quite sweet and sticky. Strawberry being most dominant fruit. Waves of the ABV and heat do arrive in the mouth. Oak makes an appearance in the back of the mouth in a big way. goes from watery bourbon to full force bourbon and alcohol and then backs off to a barleywine with a sticky sweet vanilla, caramel, and fruit finish. Still very boozy.
O-- A sipper and total nightcap on a cold night. Good BA treatment as it really shows off the base beer well and brings in the added dimensions of the barrel. Probably near peak. Nice beer. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
The pour is a dark orange/amber color with a small head. Only a mild bourbon aroma with some maple syrup, brown sugar, and a hint of fruit. Definite heat and booziness, which is a bit harsh. The flavor has some malty sweetness of caramel and toffee, but the beer is just overwhelmed by the intense alcohol flavor and heat on the tongue. At least the naming is correct and worst is not as good as worse. ALLOVATE (3088) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2012
Tried @ Grain Cru - Roll Out the Barrels, Belgian Beer Café.TBone (18561) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2012
Lightly spoken and almost still; an elixir in appearance all tawny copper and oily but with a reasonable and radiant clarity. Tickley, prickly, heady and spiced nose; there is no hiding the booze on this one. Medicinal, spruce, orangeblossom and salted caramel come log-a-heads with Serbia’s finest Grappa and Hungary’s finest plum wine. Palate is just a mirror. Oily. Sherryish sweet, dried stonefruit shows, heavily spiced; gripping, sharp. Underlying phenolics of smoke, heather, rubber, and an edge of apricot and peach that might as well be subs in a play. A shadow of the Big Worst! (37,5cL, unknown date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Bottled 375ml (Beer Hunters, vintage 2010, BB 22/03/20)
olio (10692) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Murky orange-brown color, small beige head. French goat cheese and oak in the nose. Full bodied, soft palate. Sweet sherry flavor. Fudge, vanilla and caramel. Winey dessert beer. Feels much less than almost 20 %.
37,5 cl bottle @ Panimoravintola Beer Hunter’s. BBE 22.03.2020.laiti (8531) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Pours hazy amber color with minimal head. Aroma of sweet ripe fruits, caramel, sugary notes and some cloud berries. Flavor of sweet caramel, sugar, ripe fruits, toffee and mild vanilla notes. The palate is very sweet at the beginning but something steals the sweetness very quickly, probably the alcohol. There is no mentionable alcohol burn though.
37,5 cl bottle (19,1%) @ Panimoravintola Beer Hunter’s, BBE 22.03.2020maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2012
Aroma is stale, fruity and slightly floury with vanilla and hints of sauerkraut. Flavour is sweet and a bit messy with fruits, vanilla and bourbon. Alcohol is surprisingly well hidden, one can feel it but it does not disturb or sting. A bit weird feeling here; this starts as sweet, but something stops the sweetness right away. Maybe it is the alcohol.
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dull orange with a small white head which quickly disappears. Nose is heavy on bourbon and toffee. There is a distinct herbal tone behind it all. The bourbon almost has a whisky tone about it. Sharp bourbon and spice front up, followed closely by thick caramel. Toffee and biscuit on the finish. Pretty boozy but you’d expect that at 19%. Solid but no wow factor sunevdj (4144) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 9, 2012
Bottle at home. (As sore back medicine) Pours a clear amber with a small, light beige head. Quite sweet with aromas of caramel, dried fruits, bourbon, alcohol, honey and toffee. Lots of residual sugars. Full bodied. Soft to medium carbonation. Hints of sulphur towards the end? Long dry and sugary, alcohol warming finish with more bourbon... Sure beats codeine. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of malt, sweets, oak, alcohol and weak spice. A flavor of malt, whisky, sweets, alcohol and weak vanilla.