snoworsummer (6070) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013 Itzjerm (3119) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty nice beer. Has good flavor, it has more variety in the mouth than your typical barley wine. The rye and bourbon barrel addes a new experience. Unique beer, I’d like to try it again. Not at a festival.
Draft. Pours very dark brown. Minimal light head. Smells like root vegetables. Very sweet syrup taste. sonnycheeba (6342) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy brown with average, creamy, beige head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is cookie and caramel malts, plums, dates, floral hops, and brown sugar. Flavor is bourbon, sweet malts, vanilla, oak, floral hops, dark fruit esters, and light roast; dry finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation. maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Draught. Pours a hazy amber color with relatively little head on it. I find the taste a little sour and somewhat harsh, reminiscent of a dry wine. Alcohol notes come through. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. (Barley Ryne) Very light rye flavors and scent, was ok.
kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours very clear dark copper brown with a thin tan head. Faint sweet vanilla sherry aroma. Medium bodied and a bit syrupy. Mellow oaky vanilla and British barley wine flavors--sherry, wine, no hop
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Appearance: Dispensed a rich amber-hued body, a little sudsy up top, and with a surprising degree of clarity.
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Smell: Eminently oaken aroma from the very first sniff. Liberally toasted barley, heady caramel, vague fruit compote hints, and an anticipated whiff of booze.
Taste: Sweetness galore featuring plenty of caramel and vibrantly fruity, certainly far more fruity than the nose had let on, with golden apple, pear, peach, mango. And that’s before the additional citric touches from the hops roll in. Oaky woodiness throughout letting loose stray tannins. Bitterness, oak wood, rye spiciness, and booze battle it out with the malty sweetness all the while. Malty, fruity, generously warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: I enjoyed this one. Why, I may have even voted it at this year’s ACAT.
Deep amber with watery tan head and lace. Aroma of dried fruit and vanilla. Sweet maltiness, dried fruit, vanilla, and resiny hops. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. Very nice markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2012
On cask at the Atlanta Cask Fest 2012. Pours a deep amber- copper with a white head. Nose is bourbon, wood, vanilla, dark fruits, booze, and toffee. Flavor is syrupy with a ton of dark fruit, bourbon, booze, some vanilla and wood followed by some toffee. Flavor is overall fruity and boozy. Finishes with booze and dark fruit.