mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Memory of taster @ the brewery. Very bourbon aroma and flavor, but not overwhelming. Rich and thick, the alcohol is cut by the everpresent bourbonosity. Woof!
knickskicks (912) - - JUL 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark auburn. Nose is figs, cardboard, honey, booze, vanilla. Taste is booze, veggies, paper, figs. Sticky mouthfeel.
vtafro (4841) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malts, vanilla, bourbon aromas. Sweet chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and oak flavors.
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared with Spencer, Gus, and Eric. Vintage 2012. The pour is a dark reddish brown with a thin light tan head and no lace. The aroma is beautiful. Good caramel and a light booze. The malts are incredible. The flavor is much of the same. There is a light vanilla and oak with a beautiful toffee and light booze presence. The mouth feel is a little light with a nice maltiness a and a good booziness. The aftertaste is lingeringly malty and caramel and delicious. This is a great beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ebone1988 (369) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. 2012 vintage. Aroma is dark fruit, booze, malt, caramel, toffee, nice. Appearance is brown, light brown head. Taste is balanced, figs, caramel, toffee, booze, fantastic. Mouthfeel is thick, boozy, great carbonation, long-lasting flavor. Overall, this is a wonderful representation of the style.
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very bourbony smell with butterscotch. Thick sticky mouthfeel but has a little alcohol heat to it. Taste is caramel, butterscotch, and heavy bourbon.
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not sure why this one kept getting passed over at the bottle sharing at the R bSG but I ended up,with most of the bottle. Poured jet black with no head. Nose of ripe fruit and bourbon notes. Bold in body with a c,lean though somewhat alcoholic mouth feel.
jbruner (2940) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a deep golden brown with minimal tan head. Aroma is big on the barrel and sweetness. Taste follows, but not as good as brandy, super hoppy still. Overall an awesome brew for sure, booze is well hidden or l was already drunk at this point.
DuffMan (8000) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy, phantomhennes, heavylaevy, and TvM. 2005 Vintage. This beer was the official first brew to toast our new home in Desert Blume! Murky amber with golden highlights, chunky beige head. Aroma is very rich, brothy and bready with sweet bourbon undertones. The palate delivers thick chewy malt structure, bread and brown sugar, notes of vanilla, oak, and a touch of leather and spice. No hint of the ABV. Heavy and rich but with a dry finish. The bourbon is almost hidden in the rich malts, which serves this beer well. Just fantastic.
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is how I’m celebrating my 4000th rating. Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a reddish tinge and a moderate light tan head on there. Nose has some nice grains and caramel to it, with the bourbon providing a nice complement over top without dominating. Taste is actually pretty dry, with barley coming through and a dry bourbony bite. Super warming, yet subtle. Great brew.
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2/19/15] Bottle at the hotel in San Diego. Thanks Tom L. Bottle broke in Tom’s bag, but there was a bit of beer left in the bottom piece of the bottle, so, as a dedicated ticker, I had to rate… Aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, malt, dark fruits. Flavor is sweetish (yet not VERY sweet), fruity, caramel, vanilla, a vinous note, wood. Seems rather light for a bourbon-barrel Barley Wine. Very nice, but not great. Definitely need to try again.