jcartamdg (1144) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber brown with a paperthin head. Aroma of malt, slight bourbon and oak. Taste is malty with bourbon and too much barrel. Not bad but not great.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
crossovert (4567) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin, bourbony, slight tartness. Doesnít have a huge depth of maltiness for me but rather a thin caramally sort of maltiniess.
darn1207 (1712) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from ABC on Betton rd. Brown pour with a thin off-white that almost disappears completely. Aroma is bourbon, alcohol and dark fruit. Tastes are sweet malts, molasses, vanilla, caramel, light bourbon, little burnt, little leathery. Dry-ish bitter finish. Kind of strange oily thin palate with tingle of carbonation. Tough one to rate - itís good, but kind of all over the place.
Sledutah (3200) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark roasted malts and dark fruit
Taste: Dark malts, coffee and chocolate
Leighton (6982) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle ar RBWG, thanka to Matt. Pours black-brown with a creamy, foamy tan head. Nose holds some. Dark and toasty malta in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with atro gly tangy berries. Medium bodied with light carvonation. Warming finish, further dough and tangy berries, more tangy berriea.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Aroma of oak, vanilla, and caramel. This is very good for a shipyard brew. Very smooth with hints of oak, vanilla, plums, and dates. This is quite on the delicious side. Very nice!
OmegaX (977) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for the share, Harold. Aroma is big bourbon, toffee, light molasses, dark fruits, and charred oak. The aroma was superb at first but it seemed like when the brew warmed up I got some less appealing one-sided veggie like aromas. Pour was dark brown/garnet hued in the glass. Taste is similar with a lightly hot taste of bourbon and vanilla, some smokey oak, cherries, currants, some dark fruits, burnt sugar, and toffee. Again, as it warmed up I seemed to enjoy this brew less and less. Not bad but the temperature really had quite an effect on either me or the way the beer came out. A cool beer nonetheless from Shipyard.
Chipalsa (1091) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - Deep ruby red body, plush cotton head
Aroma - Smoke, wood, bourrrrbon, cherries, toffee
Taste - Molasses, honey, bourbon-soaked cherries, vanilla, alcohol
This beer has some potential; it is very flavorful, although malty as hell. The finish is hot but smooth as well, Iím guessing this one would age quite nicely.
clarue57 (1) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a Stem-Less Burguny Glass.
Beautiful Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine. Aromas of figs, bourbon-soaked dark cherries and raisins. Mouthfeel is full but not heavy. The sweetness of the alcohol is toned down by the bourbon and wood imparted from aging. Finish is long.
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is super sweet and malty with tons of bourbon barrel and vanilla. The appearance is brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a great smelling beer with good character but a bad astringent aftertaste.