GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub...
Aroma:strong oak aroma...
appearance:light hazy brown,light head...
Flavor:apple,maple syrup,to much oak flavor,,,
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap at Churchkey. Big bourbon nose that was almost nice, but is completely spoiled with heavy acetaldehyde. Taste is very sweet, very rough with again lots of acetaldehyde - green apple, some rubbing alcohol notes, plastic; Just an extremely messy beer.
JulienHuxley (2161) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the brewpub. Murky brown pour with creamy white head. Aroma is all apple pie with lots of spices and something strangely off about it all. Taste is very sweet and downright boozy, something very off here that I can’t put my finger on. Palate is decent, heavy and creamy but good. I probably won’t have this again any time soon.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2010
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap at Churchkey. Dark maroon, edge head. Aroma of embalming fluid - it was actually nauseating. Taste of rubbing alcohol, scotch and caramel candy. Best skipped.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Tan head atop cola/copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon/vanilla, some vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous/grape, vanilla/Bourbon. Lots of alcohol comes through. Sticky full body, low carbonation. Just another Bourbon behemoth that leaves very little character of the underlying beer.
wallou (1) - Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
en fut, au bateau de nuit. belle couleur brun orangé avec une mousse relativement pâle. au nez, caramel, boisé et fruit foncé. pour le goût la première gorgée à du gâteau aux fruits. en bouche, caramel, fruits, chêne, houblon, très rond. bien balancé et complexe.
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Mondiale 2009 - day 3. Two amazing beer in a row from these guys? Daaaaamn!! Cloudy deep chestnut pour with a smallish creamy tan head. Slightly lactic dry aroma with wood resin, alcohol, sweet malt and lush, floral bitterness - juicy and very mouthwatering, even to someone well into his third straight day of beer festival mainlining, grimly determined to power through as many last-day ratings as possible - THIS one demanded time be taken to appreciate it. The taste was as promised - Oaky, somewhat boozy, but balanced out by citrus bitterness and fruity roast caramel malt sweetness - very appealing, not much vanilla/bourbon, thank goodness. Somewhat boozy, slick mouthfeel, with some astringency from the oak, but smooth-finishing, a real orange rind tingle left on the tongue too. Yum-my!
blankboy (5627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at ’Mondial de la Biere 2009’, Montréal, QC. Pours a murky orange-brown with a small lasting beige head. Aroma of caramel malt and bourbon along with some hops, toffee, wood and dark fruit. Flavour’s sweet and malty along with dark fruit, wood and just enough bourbon. Alcohol’s well hidden. Medium bodied. Excellent stuff.
hanniku (13) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2009 Draught at the brewpub. Dark brown color. Small vanishing beige head. Abundant sweetish aroma with the strong tones of wine, raisins, vanilla, bourbon, wood, caramel and fruityness. A rich and intense flavor follows much the aroma. The warming notes of alcohol are modestly present both in aroma and in flavor. Long sweetish aftertaste. An enjoyable and complex barrel-aged Barley Wine, merci beaucoup Marc!
Diogène (1057) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2010 Almost opaque brown with a thin mocha head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is apple, syrup, caramel, alcohol, wood, spices and hops.Flavor is biscuits, dark fruits, grapes, raisins, wood, astringency and apple pie.