dlovell2 (660) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Frisco Taphouse. Brown with an amber tint. Very little head. Oaky, bourbon aroma with cherries and chocolate. Big malty start. A lot of bourbon flavor, oak barrel, raisins and vanilla. Very flavorful and complex.
Maxbier (142) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown thin head. Aroma: vanilla chocolate bourbon a hint of licorice. Flavors to match, mouth coating with an alcohol presence but not boozey. Vanilla toffee finish.
NeoHippie2 (909) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle courtesy of Lectvay, thanks a million! Beautiful copper pour with a light beige head. Aromas of oak, bourbon, dates, raisins, brown sugar, plums, and fig. I wish I had a candle that smelled like this beer it smells incredible! Taste is sweet dark fruits at first with notes of vanilla and molasses. Slight pipe tobacco notes in there as well. Just amazing. Slightly warming from the abv in the finish but just the right amount. A true gem.
jhamp9 (1012) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark mahogany pour with a cream colored head. Strong molasses, vanilla, wood, and bourbon aroma. Taste is brown sugar, vanilla, wood, bourbon, and leather. Medium slick palate. Awesome.
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
shared bottle with 2 friends. poured a brown / dark ruby colour with a small off white head. vanilla, caramel, bourbon, bourbon soaked raisins, red fruits, oak, wood, some toffee, . this stuff is so balanced. there’s that bourbon kick, but it’s perfect in every way. silky smooth mouthfeel. incredible!
mfp13jr (144) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing pull with the bourbon. Not too overpowering but with plenty of bourbon on the nose.
liquidbread86 (36) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very sweet with notes of dark chocolate, raspberries, and molasses. Wish I had a dark chocolate cake to pair with it.
TizzleJizzle (599) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Common Table. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy cream top. Taste of oak, slight chocolate, sweet caramel malts, boozy, vanilla esters, and dark fruits. Medium carbonation, medium body.
maley1 (729) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with small off white head. Not much on the aroma, some roasted malts, oak, bourbon. Taste of roasted malts, toffee, caramel, coconut, chocolate, vanilla, dark ripe fruits in the background. Strong bourbon notes overshadow the true greatness of this beer. I wish they would tone down the barrel aging a tad so that it compliments the beer instead of dominating, nonetheless excellent beer.
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
02-MAY-2014, draft @CBC, Blue Session.
Clear, dark amber. Aroma is a bit on the weak side. Taste i shuge hops, caramel, nuts, bourbon. Big sweet body. Fantastic barley wine.