ajnepple (5661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Hy-Vee in Muscatine. Amber to brown and clear appearance with a small, lingering tan head. Light sediment and active carbonation. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, oak, bread, vanilla, nutty, light fruity esters and a touch of bourbon. Similar flavor, medium to heavy sweetness, mostly hiding the alcohol. Full body with soft carbonation and a smooth, creamy feel. Pretty sweet, rich and somewhat complex. Pretty solid barley wine, definitely a sipper.
djd07 (12575) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a clear copper with small beige head. The aroma is strong gorp and vanilla. Medium mouth with similar flavor to nose, nice sweetness, very good.
SG111 (1484) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 vintage. Pours chestnut mahogany color. Small quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is plenty of bourbon, toffee, fig, raisins, vanilla, candied sugar. Flavor is intense bourbon, boozy, fig, toffee, vanilla. Lots of booze, though. Slight hop bitterness. Surprisingly effervescent. A little too strong. They could have tamed this one a bit. But still a great beer.
akoeninger (714) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby color with tan head that lingers and good lacing. Rich malty aroma and taste of figs, caramel, molasses, booze, raisins. Wheat and honey are also present. Syrupy and coating mouth feel. This was very, very good.
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onceblind (8186) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plummy ruby amber with a thin sticky off white head. Lovely nose with some brown sugary plum tones, cinnamon raisin bread, and a kiss of wheat. Big wonderful flavor with lovely cinnamon raisin toast from the nose, gentle cereal and bourbon notes, and a kiss of cinnamon toast crunch children’s cereal on the finish. Actually, once it warms, that children’s cereal flavor gets bigger. With lovely raisin bread tones.
markas101 (2342) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Slightly hazy amber, lots of prune and raisin, strong resin background. Heavy body, immediate alcohol and smoke, then some bready malt and roasted nuts. Long burning finish. Very intense.
bubblehouse (1415) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a really sweet nose. Pours a light brown. Bourbon aging enhances the barley wine.
wlajwl (6076) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is malts, caramel, light toffee and toasted bread. The flavor is caramel, malts, fruit, underlying sweetness, toast and a mix of alcohol and mild acidity/tartness in the finish.
zvikar (5537) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours bronze clear with a medium head, aroma of wood, whiskey, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, caramel and toffee, flavor of wood, whiskey, vanilla, coconut, soy, toffee some hops, medium to full bodied. Great.
arkurzynski (2342) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour. Nose of fruit roll-ups, caramel, spice, and bourbon. Flavor is caramel-covered fruit, cherry, boozy bourbon, and wood tannin. Lingering fruit and wood. Just okay.