Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
One year old 12oz bottle shared by the motorcycle-loving AndyReynolds - nose is wood, booze and bourbon. Sip adds chocolate (malt) and brown sugar. Sweet. Big body. A sipper.
BMMillsy (1430) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade. Looks like it says 2012 on the bottle, poured 4/1/14. Pours murky brown with a bit of purple and red, and a small creamy yellowish brown head. Smells like vanilla, caramel, marshmallow, toffee, fig, bourbon. Beautiful. Flavor is gifs and bourbon, a blast of vanilla on the finish, slight oxidization but not bad. Mouthfeel starts rich and thick, but with very low carbonation that seems to make this feel a little thin. Some more carb would help the mouthfeel. Very nice beer that I would like to try fresh.
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ruddy orange-brown body, thin off-white head. Hot nose with notes of bourbon, oak, raisin, and caramel; alcohol prevalent. Oaky, soft body with layers of caramel, toast, and bread, finishing with warming alcohol notes. Yum.
jbrana (455) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and sweet and very boozy. Flavors of raisins, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, and burnt sugar. Very good if in the mood for something sweet.
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DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Big thanks to Chuckaduck. Some nice, thick wax on this thing. Prioring the cap off was a 2+ minute endeavor. Almost entirely hazy dark brown color. Slightly red. Small ring of somewhat bubbly off-white / khaki head. Awesome, big rich bourbony vanilla nose. Oaky, woody, vanilla and bourbony. Really nice aroma. Some dark fruit, caramel, and bourbon in the flavor. Very good aroma. Few reaches of lace, with sips, pretty good for a 12+% BW, really. Bigger body, but not too sticky. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Lightly drying finish, but still kind of slick in the finish. Good moderate sweet taste, not at all cloying. For 12%, alcohol is well hidden. Some light warmth at the end, but nothing bothersome, works well with the bourbon and barleywine flavors. A lot of good vanilla here, pairs well with the caramel and light dark fruit. Very good stuff BB aged BW.
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. poured brown with beige head that didn’t last left a small amount of lacing. aroma middle of the road bourbon, dark fruits, caramel, vanilla. 1st taste was not impressed, had to let it warm to get some flavors out of it the bourbon still tasted on the cheap side
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Deep brown with sparse froth that rises with a swirl. Nose is bourbon and honey with a touch of grass. Meadlike in its sweetness. Medium body with a tang, lightly sticky. Taste is apple, caramel, grass, banana and bourbon. Comes off a little washed out; sneaky alcohol.
stumpyiliz (215) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark root beer color with little to no head. Nose of caramel vanilla, banana and bourbon. Light body, with heavy booze dry flavor. Bourbon notes and oak really come through on the finish.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin sudsy tannish head, little lacing.   Oak and alcohol immediately up front, otherwise slight bourbon and burnt vanilla.   Bourbon is more noticeable on the tongue, albeit its not all that sweet.   A little tangy and tart, body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Semi-sweet oak on the finish, caramel malt albeit not all that sweet, with a strong tart breadiness.   Pretty tasty, but while not rough for the 12% ABV, its a little rough in that its not soft and sweet like many others.   Still fairly tasty tho!   Thanks Kevin!
alexsdad06 (5554) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle shared with drsordr. Pours a clear cola brown with a small off white head. The aroma is bourbon, bourbon and more bourbon with some vanilla and caramel that sneak in. The flavor has more boozy bourbon, caramel, vanilla and toffee. Some spicy hops try to crash the party. I will seehow this ages bbecause it is too hot for me right now.