HonusWagner (1328) - 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.
Maarten1993 (268) - - JUL 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared a bottle with Thijs 11-7-2014. Awesome beer. Starts with the typical Bourbon County spiritus-like smell, which is very penetrating. Taste is like the normal bourbon county at first. Very balanced and hints of coco. However, continues with rich sweetness, which is good. The taste reminded me of blackberries. However, the sweetness is slightly less expressive and compelling than the normal bourbon county, in my opinion. Still a very nice beer.
novice101 (287) - - JUL 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow this beer is glorious it taste like caramel. vanilla and oak. loads and loads of sweetness with a slight alcohol finish, this beer is glorious
SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a thin tan head.
Complex aroma. Dried fruits, dark brown sugar, vanilla, light bourbon.
The flavor is complex as well, changing as it warms. All good.
Best AB-InBev I think I’ve had.
kidmartinek (3513) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flavorful journey. Hahaha. Black beer. Tiny cream-colored ring for head. Aroma is grain husks, oat and barley. Flavor is sweet, alcoholic, malted barley syrup. Barrel aging notes, while present, are lost under all that sweetness. Finishes rough for such a touted concoction. All of their bottle pours or lack or experience on the other end of the spectrum must have contributed to the inflated rating.
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle. Pours black with a light head. Full malty caramel musty cigarette nose. Big flavors including alcohol (!) hints of chocolate, and some unknown spices. Not my favorite style but this is delicious.
thome50 (989) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Jason. Pours a jet black with minimal tan head. Aroma is toffee, coffee with cream and irish mist. Taste is boozy and chocolate forward. Distinctive barleywine even though the hops are obviously rather faded to say the least . Nice bottle.
fletchfighters (1031) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ML bottle
Thanks to Owen for opening
Dark mahogany color, Half finger of off white head that falls to a thin ringed collar. Very sitcky on the sides of the glass.
Massive bourbon nose. Lots of bourbon, toffee, raisin, dark fruits and more bourbon. Huge amounts of alcohol in the nose.
Taste is monster bourbon. Do I need rocks with this?? Caramel, oak, coconut, dark fruits, toffee and more bourbon. Alcohol is more than obvious, more oppressive really.
Thick and sweet, too sticky at times I think. Monster beer that might need more ageing to get a bit softer and let the malt speak
monkeychugg55 (830) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown with a very small head. The aroma is a strong yet smooth mix of bourbon, toffee, caramel, vanilla, figs, alcohol, and a touch of very smooth roast. The flavor is well balanced, and matches the aroma. Lots going on here but still very smooth and mellow. Nice warming on the finish.
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Deep brown body with a thin creamy tan head. The aroma is tobacco and sweet deep molasses. Vanilla and oak. Subtle oak. The flavor is deeply syrupy vanilla and bourbon laced molasses. Rich and creamy. Lots of sugary malt. Some nuts and oak. A bit sticky. Full bodied.
Lothore (542) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- pours a deep brownish red hue with a small, light brown head that fades quickly
S- cherry, caramel, fig, raisin, assorted dark fruit
T- dark fruit, fig, bourbon, burnt caramel, vanilla, boozy, bitter back end
M- thick with ample carbonation
D- excellent beer with a whole lot of complexity that I look forward to revisiting on a cold night