Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wax sealed bomber. Garnet with a dark tan head. Toffee and dark fruit aromas. Sweet and syrupy with a pretty terrible aftertaste. Just bitterish booze.
alliance100 (1124) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle - pours a medum reddish brown. Faint floral hop and sweet bourbon aromas. taste was very sweet. A tad hot on the alcohol side, could use some cellaring, but not bad.
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Waxed 22oz bomber share courtesy of dcschiller, thanks Dave. It pours with a clear amber to copper colored body that supports an off white head. The aroma offers up plum juice, plum meat, cherries and raisins mixed with molasses and then moving into more estery notes in the form of prunes blended with boozy heat at the end of the draw. The taste is smooth and sweet with molasses and then notes of brown sugar, raisins, prunes and cherries. It ends with a dash of malt sweetened roasted malts and then booze. Really nice smooth rich sipper where the barrel component is very light and wasn’t missed.
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Richard’s Tasting. Hazed copper pour with a small off-white head. Peppery, spicy whiskey aroma. Sweet caramel, a bit of vanilla, and some brown sugar. A touch of booze. Nice sweetness of caramel and brown sugar. A bit of whiskey, vanilla, and wood. A bit of pepper, spice, and a surprising resinous bitterness.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deuce @ home. Pours a dark amber/ruby with an off white head. Nice aroma of oak and bourbon. Taste is strong pine and caramel, dark fruit, oak, bourbon and boozy warmth.
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Preface: I hate barleywines. Had at VIP event at beerfest. That being said, if you like raisin, this beer is all pure shriveled grape... from nose to tongue.
alexsdad06 (9934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, bourbo, vanilla, wood, ripe fruits, a hint of peat and earth with some mild bitterness to the finish. As this warmed the alcohol heat definitely picked up.
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not complex at all but it is tasty not too boozy. English style barlwywine with bourbon character.
phaleslu (9923) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by b3shine- thanks again, Beau! Pours a clear orange-amber color with no head. The aroma is hot and boozy, with toffee, dried fruits, and syrup. Flavor is the same with more wood and almost peat to it. Medium-bodied, with a syrupy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Finishes dry. Hot throughout. Pretty one-dimensional but not bad.
JStax (6006) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at b3shine’s. Pours a translucent copper with no head. Aroma has graham cracker, booze, and fruit. Taste is more of the same.