potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Blind Tiger. Very dark brown/amber with small white head. Aroma is sweet boozy licorice molasses, hints of bourbon. Taste is very sweet boozy molasses/caramel flavors with bourbon background. Nice malt backbone. Big sticky on lips. Head is completely gone. Good, a little too sweet.
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.
dchmela (2405) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Jimmyís 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 (4896) - Spring Mount, 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 (3394) - 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.
vtafro (1862) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Brown pour with tan head. Bourbon, bourbon, bourbon... Some light chocolate and malty notes. No hops to speak of. Smooth for what it is.
PilsnerPeter (3019) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at RnH: Pours a deep murky brown amber with a lacing tan head. Big sweet aroma- tons of over ripe fruit, maltose, vanilla, mild booze/ethanol under all the sugar. Big slick body. Lots of syrupy sweet over ripened fruit flavors. Fig, vanilla/maple, tons of maltose and caramel notes. More of the sugary booze comes through than oak or tannins. Not a fan.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a dark bruin body with a faint head. Very boozy with etoh notes. Vanilla and booze, light fruit tones. Oak y and fruit with a mild apricot note. Caramel and chewy fruit tones with a strong warming. Decent.
blipp (4782) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Toffee sweet aroma with bourbon sweetness, fruity hops, and maybe molasses or something like that. Similar flavor, bourbon sweetness with sweet toffee/caramel malts. Good, not great.
TeamTrappist (817) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a dark ruby red. Nose is sweet, bourbon, and hops. Green Flashís solid hoppy barley wine is more augmented than complimented by the bourbon aging. Not to say itís not good. Itís really good, itís just that to me, these flavors, the bw, and the bourbon,both of which I like, conflict each other a bit. Or, did I just like the brandy barrel that much more? Either way if you see this, itís more than worth a try.