pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at fobab 2010... pours a reddish caramel brown with a soapy light beige head... aroma of wood and vanilla, bourbon up front followed up with softer dark fruits and caramel. a bit of spicy bread in the background.. flavors of dark-fruit and toffee with a light spicy woodiness coming from the barrel and rye malt. not overly assertive from a bourbon barrel aspect which is nice and welcoming. softer smooth body and carbonation.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle very good for a barley wine. Pours a dark bruin body with a white head. Malty body with caramel, bourbon, rye, and a woody bruin tone. Dark fruit with like oak and paper tones, a hint of salt and soy ox. Sweet and malty with a light boozy body and hints of vanilla with a modest warmth behind it all. Nice offering.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2011 Sampled at FOBAB 2010. Flossmoor Ba high five. Amber clear with a beige head. Caramel hops red fruit alcohol. Alcohol spice prolly from the rye. Solid beer. 8/4/8/4/15
Sampled at DLD11 thanks to Adam? Pours a dark brown red. Malty caramels in the aroma some dark fruits and barrel notes. Rich and sweet flavors. Lots of caramelly malts, dark fruits, vanilla. A little sweet, rich, and boozy. But not bad. 8/3/7/3/15
joergen (19345) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel, vanilla and oak with notes of dark chocolate.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and vanilla with roasted notes.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast and caramel malt, vanilla and oak, dates and plums. Flavor is malt dominant, dark fruity esters, vanilla and bourbon, no hops with a sweet finish. Full body, high warmth and medium carbonation.
GT2 (7717) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL silver waxthanks to ygtbsm94. Tawny, clear, amber pour with lower carbonation. Sweeter maple nose with richer, buttery bourbon. Taste is tangy, maple, pretty light feeling, with thicker ganache. Richer palate. Not too sticky sweet. Muted fruitiness. Nice stuff.
BelgianBeerGal (2965) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery’s pre-DLD shindig. I thought it was pretty tasty but it did border on being sticky-sweet. Smaller amounts in a smaller snifter will serve you best.
BoBoChamp (5014) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, as Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hi-Fi Rye, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, with Caraway seeds, thx to Secret Santa!, complex brew, sweet/alcoholic and slightly spicy/fruity, heavy, yet very balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good Winter brew, yet very expensive!
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Semi-hazy copper, thin head. Nutty, caramel, drying finish. Not too sweet. Some caraway comes through.
Sledutah (4068) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared on the RBWG bus
Appearance: Dark brown with a big tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Vanilla, rye and bourbon
Taste: Bourbon, vanilla and brown sugar
Very nice and tasty