Wombata (614) - Kobe, - OCT 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2009 on Draft. Aroma: Caramel, “toasted, ” fresh-cut wood and vanilla.
Flavor: big toasted flavors with French vanilla and bourbon
Comments: My description doesn’t do this justice as it is super complex. This is what wood aging should be like. It blows away competition.
pictoman (869) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap. Golden orange with white head. Vanilla wood, caramel, grapefruit hops.
biirusaikou (2305) - - APR 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared, thanks Will! Damn this is great, feels like spiced honey berries dancing on my palate, deep and complex flavors, lovely balance, I finally get the hype about these guys. Amazing!
Nische (1696) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Omnipollos Hatt. Pours clear amber with very small, thin line off white head. Aroma is dominated by caramel, honey, vanilla and a little boozy notes. Taste is sweetish but balanced between vanilla, bourbon, honey, caramel and some light spices.
Mad_Ferret (945) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Hatten.
Pale clear bright orange amber, no head.
Gluey alcohol caramel and dried fruits with some leather and spice.
Sweet and spicy alcoholic with leather, citrus and dried fruits. Spicy prickly alcoholic finish. Salty.
Big body, low pointy carbonation, oily sticky.
Complex, hot and fruity. Probably quite nice after a few years.
willisread (2018) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 vintage bottle shared at the Grem. Huge oak-forward nose with honey, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla and star anise. Good sherry-like mouthfeel with more vanilla and oak really dominating again. Very creamy on the palate. Sweet and oaky on the finish. Really fantastic beer for a person who doesn’t like most barley wines.
shoulderbroken (3448) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks Will. Booze, berries, honey, raisins, bourbon, sweet and rich caramel, treacle. Great stuff.
poisoneddwarf (2204) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 On tap at the brewery. Cloudy orange pour with bone white foam and top to bottom sheeting lace. Taste is sweet and savory with fantastic flavors of toasted coconut, toffee, vanilla, licorice. Aroma is woody along with all other taste deScriptors. Finely carbonated, creamy mouthfeel. My first perfect beer after almost seven years on this site, holy cow. Regular Fred is one of my favorite beers of all time and barrel aging just raises up an already awesome beer to phenomenal in every respect.
TylerGreenDC (732) - - MAR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Aroma of. Tight, thin lace. Flavors of apple cider, chewy caramel, a hint of toffee. Oak comes through at the finish, slightly high register, then a clean finish. No hint of booze. Just flavor.
SirLimpsalot (3476) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Hair of the dog 16-3-9: stor tydlig bourbonton med smak av russin och malt. Småtrevlig.
gyllenbock (7168) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brewpub. Amber with a small head. On the sweet side with dried fruit, oak, bourbon and caramel. A pleasant one to sip.