AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
adamjackson (1214) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – MAY 3, 2013
Thanks Adam M for the bottle. 2012 (woodford barrels) edition enjoyed at 60F in a wine glassA – Burnt amber hues, light head fades fast
S – I can smell sweet booziness on the pour from 2 feet away. Loads of very sweet nectar of bourbon. Drank some Woodford Reserve before pouring this and there are a lot of similarities in the sweetness, oak and coconut.
T – WOW. This is something really special! It is a very sweet beer but the oak, smoke and brown sugar balance it out. There’s a toffee taste with hints of caramel and vanilla sweetness at the finish. This lingers for a very long time after finishing.
M – Decent carbonation on the mouth swish, heavy body…heavy swish leads to a cotton candy taste
O – This is a fantastic beer! Not my favorite barleywine but wow.