TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
651mL at the RBWG after party in the middle of the hotel lobby thanks to b3shine. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head. Nose is sweet and rummy, light wheat. Flavor is a bit on the hot side, more sugary sweetness. I don’t much care for big sweet american barleywines so this not a surprise that I didn’t love this. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
651mL at the RBWG after party in the middle of the hotel lobby thanks to b3shine. Pours a clear amber orange with yellow foam. Spotty lace. Nose is maple, strawberry, sugar, malted milkshake powder, mild cognac. Taste is sticky strawberry, sugar, warming alcohol, sticky orange. Enjoyable though. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2012 bottle.dinkle50 (1477) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Appearance: The body is not perfectly clear, but I wouldn’t expect so from a wheat heavy beer aged in oak barrels. The color is a deep chestnut with garnet through. Not much head to note, even on the pour.
Aroma: At first the aroma is sweet of brown sugar, toffee and caramel, but dark fruits peek through with oak and some rum aromas, but they are very mellow. This smells nice, complex and intriguing.
Taste: This is intriguing and complex. On the intro this is sweet with caramel and brown sugar. During the mid-taste dark fruits make an appearance, but they are outshines by the sweetness of the caramel and toffee flavors, this is sweet and enjoyable. The finish hits hard with oak and alcohol that slightly burns, but quickly smooths out to a mellow rum flavor with a lingering touch of vanilla and a caramel sweetness. This is hard to keep up with because the flavor is constantly changing with flavors weaving in and out over the tongue.
Palate: Thick and slightly syrupy, soft carbonation that becomes slightly sharp.
Overall: This is complex and very enjoyable. The finish is a bit hot, but the flavors weave in and out constantly keeping my tongue entertained. This is an excellent beer, well done.
Deep ruby red pour with no head. Aroma of oak and alcohol. Mouth is syrupy. Taste is a mix of vanilla and oak. Alcohol is very present. Slightly astringent. Sledutah (7534) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared at RBWG
GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Appearance: Cloudy dark amber with a small off-white head
Sweet malts, brown sugar and ripe fruit
On tap at the brewpub. The rum aging is very evident here. Malty, slightly sweet, with great spice and a warming burn. Definitely a sipper. Happy anniversary Revbrew.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle in the hotel lobby. Big sweet, pretty boozy, some ripe fruita, caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish, caramel, ripe fruits. A bit hot. aracauna (3606) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Sweet malty. Honey. A lot of sweet flavors, but not too sugary. Good stuff, though. mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Tap at the source. Pours orange solid white head. Aroma is caramel and burnt sugar. Taste follows sweet barrel too. ccex (1313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bomber pours an almost clear dark reddish brown with small vanishing off-white head but good lacing. Nose is full of toffee, alcohol and sugar. Aroma is an interesting mix with sweet malts, banana, pear, bread, vanilla, and biscuits. Flavor is definitely sweet with some alcohol burn in the finish. Mouthfeel is sticky. Body is full with slight carbonation. An interesting experiment and still an enjoyable big beer.