lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Intense heavy malts, very sweet but also quite toasty, strong vanilla-like bourbon flavor, smooth rich finish with balanced hops.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Choice City. Labeled as Heaven Hill BA Barleywine. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel, toasted malt, candy sugar, bourbon, wood. Slick mouthfeel, very hot and boozy, candy sugar, toffee, very good.
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Tasting Room in San Diego. Somewhat hazy amber/brownish beer with a nice lasting beige/yellowish lasting head. Malty fruity aroma, caramel, grapes, toffee, citrus, woody, vanilla notes, a bit herbal and with orange notes. Caramel flavor, raisins, figs, plums, citrus, toffee, warming alcohol, biscuits, nutty notes, banana, some grapes. Full bodied. Delicious beer!
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark ruby, minimal head
Smell bourbon oak, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar
Taste smooth vanilla, roasty, light caramel
onceblind (7302) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Semi clear dark nutty amber with a lovely bourbon-full nose of brown sugar and dark oaked vanilla, with some dark dates and cherry and caramel awesomeness. Immaculate. Flavor is equally so. Lots of cherry and caramel and vanilla and brown sugar and sweetness. Awesome levels of sweet bourbony booze and oak, with a wonderful stone fruit and sweet deep maltiness. And pecan. Just perfect.
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Lucky Pie. Pours dark amber, light brown, with a thick off-white head. Maple syrup, booze, pecans, and chocolate. Whiskey, vanilla, coconut, and oak. Damn good. Dark fruits, too. Flavors of chocolate, maple syrup, caramel, and booze. Bourbon, vanilla, pecans, and oak. Dark fruit, cola, and touch of coconut.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Lucky Pie. Pours a reddish orange appearance with a dark brown head. Rich toasted malty, caramel, smooth bourbon, dark fruity, light cedar, delicious aroma. Toffee, dark chocolate, tannic, fig, maple, dark grape, sweet bourbon, somewhat herbal/grassy hoppy flavor. Solid brew.
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Jimmy’s 43. Pours Dark brown pour with a thin off white head. Huge bourbon nose, vanilla, caramel and woody aroma. Lots of caramel malt, bourbon, vanilla in the taste with a big thick body. Damn good.
egajdzis (6100) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2011 Dark red brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, some char, dried fruits, caramel, and alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, charred wood, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, buttery caramel malts, brown sugar, and light alcohol in the finish.
nickd717 (4160) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Getting some last ticks in before the new year, nearing 1200 for 2010. This beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small yellowish head and some floaties in there. Big sweet malt aroma of caramel and toffee, bourbon, oak, and fruity notes. The flavor is rather nice. A caramel and toffee with Graham cracker base, bourbon, oak, fig, and mild sherry oxidation. Rather full bodied with lower carbonation and some considerable booziness. A damn enjoyable beer though, if a bit intense.