pete4999 (1405) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of furley from TBS....thanks! Not sure what year it’s from. Pours a deep mahogany/red, nearly opaque. Not much carbonation (there was also an 06 Sprecher BW in this package, so this one might be a few years old). Smell is definite bourbon barrel....tons of vanilla notes. Hardcore vanilla in the taste as well....very very sweet. Very well done though....smooth and creamy going down, nice and sweet. Wish I had a few more bottles of this.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle. Pour is deep golden/amber with little head. Aroma is very malty and sweet with caramel and a light roast. Flavor is again very malty and on the sweeter side. Brew is well balanced.
Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. 2009 brew labeled as Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine. Aroma of malt, bourbon oak, caramel, and vanilla. An oaky flavor with sweet malt, brown sugar, chestnut, earthy hops, and fig. Mouth feels sticky and heavy. Finishes with bourbon oak taste with a hint of vanilla.
bierkoning (12022) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle, labeled as Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, from NickD717. Thanks! Dark brown color. Malt, oak, bourbon and a hint of dried fruit in the aroma. Malty sweet, oaky flavor with bourbon, orange liqour, earthy hops and dried figs. Well balanced yet very powerful. Yum!!
nickd717 (4058) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle labeled as Bourbon Barrel Barleywine. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with reddish hues and a small off-white head. Great aroma with bourbon, oak, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor is similarly awesome, very bourbony but not too much som with caramel and toffee, raisin and prune, brown sugar, vanilla, and oak. Medium-bodied and smooth on the palate, not too boozy. This one really kicks ass overall. Phenomenal BBBW, up there with Perfect Storm.
Ungstrup (33771) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, alchol, malt, and bourbon. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Deep dirty caramel, thick, hazy, head is off-white, moderate, foamy, with clingy lacing.   That nose is so delicious, sweet malty goodness, Bourbon, Vanilla, and hints of caramel and brown sugar. &bnsp Fiery on the tongue, big Bourbon.   When they said this is barrel aged, they weren’t kidding. &bnsp Huge Bourbon and Vanilla flavors on the backside.   Full bodied, good mouthfeel, a little sticky and heavy.   Finishes with lingering Bourbon and Vanilla.   This was solid... great stuff!   Wish I had more to put down for a bit.   Thanks Bob for the bottle!
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep copper with thin head.
Nose is heavy with bourbon, toffee, and caramel.
Taste is fruity, raisin, peach, bourbon, toffee, caramel, lots of alcohol heat and sweetness.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks bvc! Stinging aroma but I go back for more. Deep wood, floral and velvet. Tawny caramel, thin. Great wood on the palate, strong toasted hazelnut, classy.
after4ever (7400) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. pours a slightly hazy ebony with caramel at the edges. no head or lace. big bourbon, wood, roast, and vanilla nose. creamy, somewhat sticky thick body. nuts, cola, earth, tobacco, and heaping helpings of bourbon and wood on the mid palate. some tannic bite. long oaky bourbon finish.