beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle, ruddy copper and hazy pour. Big oaked aroma, malty and bready, and a touch of vanilla. Toasty malt flavors and bready, with more oak characteristics here too along with bourbon and sweet caramel. Alcohol is present in both aroma and flavor. Very enjoyable beer for me. BeerandBlues2 (13303) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 11, 2005
22-oz. bomber from ernest. Pours hazy ruby bronze with a thin tan fizzy head that goes edgy yet leaves enough for some fair spotty lacing. Berry hop oak and caramel malt (cookie) aroma with yeast (cobwebs, dough) and plum notes, some bourbon as well. Flavor is caramel malt and candy with fusel alcohol, bourbon and toffee, hoppy fruit. Warm and medium bodied dry palate. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Nose-almost a wheaty medicine like smell. Hazy brown body with a small spotty film of bubbles. Taste-sweet, rich caramel, some milk chcolate and perfume. Not bad, but not great. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - OCT 5, 2005
dark red pour with a light grey head. doughy wine nose. very hot, alcohol bite. wood flavor all over. strong raisin and some light chocolate, but the booze is killing me. the finish is alcohol and burn. Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Looked good, smelled good, didn’t really taste that good. I ended up having several barley wines and this didn’t make the cut.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2005
All malt barley wine. Flavors fell flat and overly sweet without the hops. This was aromatic at first but quickly cloying. mephisto (1288) - TAIWAN - SEP 22, 2005
cloudy orange w/ little head. very strong, sweet and fruity. very malty w/ note of bourbon. scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Deep orange with a creamy off white head. Loved the aroma on this with a rich inviting nose of oak, fig, plum, caramel, bourbon, citrus and vanilla. Boozy bourbon flavors hits hard up front, but quickly get enveloped by the wood, vanilla, dark fruit, and vanilla aspects. Just a real nice flavor throughout (if bourbon is your thing). Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying, bittersweet finish. I’ll bet even more aging will do this wonders, but I just couldn’t wait anymore. Nice stuff which I hope they continue to bring around here and there...
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Bottle from Brad. pours amber red w/ light tan head. Nose of candy, yeast, alcohol. taste is doughy and sweet candy. A bitter alcohol finish, now arming, just dryness. Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2005
22 oz. Bottle: Pours an amberish dark brown color with a white head. Aromas are very dark sweet fruits, caramel, oak and strong presense of bourbon alcohol. Flavor was bitingly sweet, overly so in fact, with lots of sugary treats like caramel, toffee, vanilla. Finishes with a little less of an alcohol bite, but isnt all that warming.