hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured an amberish color with an off white head. Woody, vanilla, some dark fruits, caramel, and bourbon. Medium to strong alcohol burn in the finish.
phaleslu (7545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from BMart - thanks again! Pours a clear, bright orange-amber color with a small ring. Aroma of toffee, oak, peanut brittle, vanilla, some fruit esters, and bourbon. The flavor is a bigger version of the same, with caramel, toffee, dates, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Lighter in color and body than expected, but packs some heat.
JStax (3774) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a copper color with no head. Aroma is booze and bread. Taste has even more booze and bread. Doesn’t do much for me.
egajdzis (5576) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, honey, dark fruits,and alcohol. Taste of caramel, vanilla, wood, bourbon, dried fruits, and strong alcohol in the finish.
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... clear dirty orange small white. Decent. Oxidation, apple & prune no barrel left. Full-bodied & velvety w/ soft. Caramel, toffee, prune. Finishes boozy & warming. Ygtbsm
crossovert (9205) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, recent vintage. Thin, oxidized booze smell. Flavor is sweet, malt and booze. Nto great.
kimjongill (207) - - MAY 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark orange/ruby pour into snifter with thin white head - this is a noteably beautiful beer. Aroma of fruit/malt/bourbon. Taste is much of the same, but the beer has a bit of an off-bite or edge, but I would suspect that a year or so of aging could solve that issue entirely. Otherwise a very solid bourbon barrel aged barleywine. It’s in the same league as Central Waters, but falls a bit short of the Victory Oak Horizontal or Sucaba.
italianjohn (2489) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour with thin to no off white head.... aroma of vanilla, caramel malts, sugary and dark fruits .... taste is of light dry oak, vanilla, caramelized sugars, dark fruits, lightly bitter hops and lightly boozy .... very malty and medium bodied pretty rich .... finish is light bitter with a lingering vanilla and malt .... abv hidden well
Leighton (13985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Intuition during RBWG 2013. Pours clear gold with a fine, white cream head. Sweet malt nose with honey, vanilla and caramel. Big sweet flavor, sugary, boozy, lots of bread, mild oxidation. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, light dry and ripe fruits, sweet bready malts. NIce stuff overall.
markwise (4786) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at RBWG. Pours a hazy stout brown with an off-white head. Nose is bourbon, some cardboard, prunes, dark fruit, and some booze. Flavor follows the nose with some roast, some cardboard, some dark fruit, and some booze. Medium in body.