kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Braudog (6906) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Date: September 17, 2012
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, touch of sour cherry, growing oak, sweet caramel and vanilla rounds out the bourbon component
Body: big sticky body
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, vanilla and dark caramel sweetness, light oak, growing bourbon character
Overall: a stealth barleywine from Terrapin
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Bottle. The strong alcohol-laden aroma wafted to my olfactory glands the instant I cracked this top. Poured deep, furniture-stain-brown, the head but a quick fizzle. Despite the fear of something akin to varnish, this drinks with quite a sweet, whiskey essence, a burnt sugar burn underneath. (#4875, 12/29/2012) BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bomber. Rust brown pour with minimal head. Nice nose of wood and sweet. Smooth full palate. Sweet caramel, low bitter, very nice. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
11/20/2012. From bottle. Brownish color with a tan head. Malty aromas with the bourbon showing well. A little sweet at first with oak and dried fruit. Warm alcohol towards the end. slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Pretty nice biscuit malt forward barleywine. The 1/3 bourbon barreled blend leaves me wanting a little more barrel presence, though it comes out nicely as it warms. Depending on the bourbon, 50 50 is about perfect. Little hop presence, though there is some back-end bitterness. Overall, pretty nice, though not a standout."
arminjewell (9729) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pour on tap, listed as 2011 Barley Ryne, dark orange-red pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, red fruits into a bit of oak, bourbon into some sherry, oxidized notes into a bit of rye, spice. Taste was toast, rye, some caramel, slight wheat notes into some spirit, oak, bourbon into some fruit, finishing sweet. Homer321 (5250) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle to taster. Nose is huge with caramel and sugar. Minimal booze and barrel character. Not much alcohol noticed. Pretty smooth and way better than expected. aracauna (3710) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Hazy brown. This is thick enough that the head builds slowly. Caramel, nuts, a touch of dark dried fruit. Not over the top, but good. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2012
On tap at Brick Store Pub. Nose has a good dose of bourbon with some sweet malts in the background. Flavor has a bit of dark fruit and caramel alongside bourbon and a touch of vanilla. Quite smooth. Very nice. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Drank at thirdeye11’s birthday party.
The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and caramel malt, with some nice brown sugar qualities. The flavor is a bit different. I get some nice oak notes, as well as some toffee and rye. There is also a bit of dark cherry in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.