thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is bourbon, toffee, slight salted caramel, some booze. glowing ruby red brown small head little to no lacing. taste is whiskey, boozy, with a noticeable softness. some wood, some sweetness, slight bitter floral finish. body is sticky, medium to light. interesting.
coachd (731) - Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like apple pie, caramel corn and dark fruit, slightly boozy. Pretty amber color with a thin white head. Tastes like bourbon barrel, has dark fruit/quad qualities, chocolate, surprisingly roasty. Thick, oily palate, slightly carbonated. This was interesting, I had never tried a wheatwine, there are many barleywines that I like more.
Travlr (23351) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Gusher. Clear deep amber color, thin tan head with solid lacing. Aroma of burnt toffee, caramel, bourbon. Taste is sweet, boozy chocolate, bourbon, caramel, light butterscotch. It works.
john44 (2928) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bought Aug 2014; BBE undated; Drank Jan 2016 - Dark Reddish Amber in colour. Slight off-white head. Spare lacing. Very Malty; wheaty, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, Bourbon, wood, some vanilla. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, prunes, dates. Bit spicy. Warming alcohol. Quite syrupy. Very sweet very malty bourbon woody and fruity throughout. Generally, not a style I enjoy but this was decent.
puboflyons (3301) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a bottling date of 10/31/16. Just under 2 months old, which is young for a Wheat Wine/Barleywine style. Headless Reddish amber pour with decent clarity. Creamy characters lead off the aroma with a more subtle barley grain character, slight fruit, and no booze for 12%. Medium body. Same creamy and roasted barley malt characters in the flavor. Sweet. Mild but warming finish.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish copper. Aroma and taste are bourbon and dark fruits. Bourbon isn’t overpowering and it’s quite smooth.
Darwenus (1038) - Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the smoothest, most easy drinking high-ABV barley wine’s I’ve ever had, and one of the very best beers I’ve had from New Holland. It pours brown with a very little bit of foam. The aroma is caramel, cereal malts, light peach notes, and some spice. The flavor is incredibly smooth. The bourbon barrel aging comes through bright and clear, adding vanilla to all of the character present on the aroma. The 12% ABV is an afterthought in the flavor. This thing could be a real trouble maker on tap.
b33r (870) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2015 bottle. Dark brown color with very small light brown ring of a head and oily, spotty lacing. Aroma and flavor have rich caramel malts, creamy, smooth, with a nice addition of bourbon. Great combination and flavor- it’s delicious!
jkwood04 (5379) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in a tulip at Split thy Skull. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of light oak and bourbon, some sweet and pale malts, and bitter hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty boring wheat wine and not much bourbon.
AirForceHops (6869) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. 2014 Vintage. Ruby/ brownish color, full lasting head in the snifter. Aroma is mild dark fruits, pumpernickel bread hints and a subtle amount of bourbon.
Consumed at cellar temperature. The flavor shows the thick toffee base with raisins, dates and figs. Bold dark fruits. Body is fuller side of medium with a slightly slick texture. Even after nearly two years in the bottle, the bourbon is still rather bold. Honestly, must be vintage variants because this is a very nice sipper!
DocLock (10346) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy, ruddy, brown with tan head. Nose was heavy oak, bourbon, caramel malt. Tasted oaky, with a heavy bourbon flavor, some hops, caramel, tannins. Dense and late hot finish, and a true behemoth of a beer.