alassio (87) - USA - MAY 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yes. Oh yes. It does the different dimensions of a bourbon-barrel barleywine lightly. The bourbon isn’t overwhelming, neither are the hops. The alcohol wafts gently, the mouthfeel is veritably spritzy. Almost gently bitter, almost semi-sweet, almost demonically intense, while also pleasantly zesty - - this BBB can DANCE. Diabolically worthwhile.
trapped (2249) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Misterburd. Pours murky chocolate brown with foamy light beige head, woodsy bourbon aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet bourbon taste with woodsy aroma, thin body, long lightly bitter bourbon finish. Quite potent and stinging..
drsordr (2336) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour copper with ruby hue and thin ecru head. Nose caramel, toffee, light powder, apple, some booze, and light dank. Taste caramel, toffee, molasses, and maple syrup. Some whiskey from the barrel. Sweet and cloying. Maple syrup finish.
MrTipple (3588) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Molasses, dark, toasted malts, sweet bread and caramel, burnt caramel. Clear, dark gold, small, creamy, off-white head. Medium to heavy sweet. Sweet molasses, grain and bread malts, toasted flavours, bitters, quite harsh bitterness coming up, soft carbonation, full bodied. Decent Barley Wine, yet some harsh bitterness in palate. Keg at Sugar Maple, Milwaukee.
vyvvy (5864) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish brown with a dense beige head. The aroma has rich caramel, vanilla, oak, rich toasty malt and an English slant to it. It has a fairly thick body with soft carbonation. The taste has drier malt, dates, caramel, alcohol warmth, oak and woodiness. The finish has pleasing warmth. Nicely made.
luttonm (4633) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks Chris! A bit lighter than the original, that we’re tasting side by side. Mild sweet aroma. Rich, alcohol body. Sweet, round bourbon. Rich hot body. Tasty, but a bit more anonymous than the non-BA version. Nice.
Cousin_Larry (875) - - JUN 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a sample at WOBFest 2016. Could taste the bourbon notes, as well as plums and smoke/wood.
BuckeyeBoy (5995) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours out a cola color topped with a small head. Nose is big sweet malts rich toffee caramel some pit fruit bourbon barrel vanilla coconut. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness rich malts pit fruit toffee a nice bourbon barrel balance. Very nice.
hackobock (3495) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 28, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2015, tasting at jtclockwork’s, thanks for sharing!
Hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet, malty with caramel, dark sugar, vanilla, prunes, figs, bourbon. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and slightly boozy. Finish is sweet caramel, some dried fruits, vanilla, warming bourbon notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy tawny brown body, golden head. Chewy sweet toffee malts, bready, sponge toffee, vanilla, toasted coconut, sticky delicious! No hint of the ABV. Delicious!
dinkle50 (1364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy brown pour with a single finger tan head. Aroma of candy & coconut. It’s a bit oxidized, but it works. Taste is massively complex. Lots of candy, caramelized brown sugar, toffee, coconut, oak, vanilla and a hint of bourbon. Dry finish. Lace present. Full bodied.