HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bourbon, a light fruity sweetness,some caramel. Basically your stock very good but not yet world beating BBBW.
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells heavily of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and sugar. Low carbonation with a natural fizz. Taste is bourbon, alcohol, raisins, sweet caramel, and vanilla with an aftertaste of about 8-14 seconds. There is a bit of an alcohol bite.
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, brown sugar and bourbon. Caramel and toffee flavor along with malt and some brown sugar. Light hop flavor with some oak before a bourbon finish.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, muddy reddish brown pour with a thin light tan head. Full nose of dried fruit and bourbon. Same in the flavor, albeit a bit more boozy. Viscous and rich.
Cosmo6644 (84) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge bourbon and vanilla aroma, some dark fruits as well nearly a perfect blend of caramel, fruits, vanilla, bourbon, and oak, so good!
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rouhlas (952) - GREECE - MAY 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of skullgeorge. Dark copper brown color with beige light brown head. Malty aroma, caramel, dark dried fruits, wood, vanilla, bourbon. Sweet and light bitter taste, like aroma with chocolate addition. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation and warming alcoholic finish.
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich malt aroma with fruity esters. Appearance is a cloudy brown with a small tan head. Flavor has intense malt flavors with strong notes of bourbon. Esters are high. Oak is present and at the right level. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with medium low carbonation. Overall, it's a good tasting beer. The bourbon character is little strong though.
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kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Coopers Tavern during Madison Beer Week. Dark brown body with a small head. Big sweet aroma. Very sweet tasting. Hints of dark fruits, oak, some vanilla. Mild bourbon bite. Had this right after Vanilla Rye so it’s tough to appreciate, but still very good.
Couch0508 (98) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The absolute best barleywine that you can get your hands on. I prefer stouts but this has helped me start to open the door to barleywines.
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a very dark cocoa brown with a small, thin light-brown head. A few small particulates floating throughout. Rich, malty aroma: raisins, overripe plums, sugared dates, molasses, bakers chocolate and burnt oak. Alcohol is very subdued in the nose. Super smooth maltiness to the flavor, slightly syrupy with a mild carbonation. Flavor is a bit earthier than the aroma, with some mild spruce atop big caramel malts, candied plums, a metric ton of brown sugar and molasses, and a touch of charred wood and bourbon in the finish. Super smooth and rich - very nice, but glad I split the 12 ounce bottle with my wife.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some chocolate, caramel, raisin. Taste is sweet, chocolate, Bourbon, plum/raisin, some alcohol burn. Sticky medium-full body, minimal carbonation.