markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from goryshkewych. Cheers, George! Pours a clear copper with a tiny white head. Nose is vanilla, sweet malt, bourbon, wood, and toffee. All manner of good barley wine things. Flavor does not disappoint- vanilla, bourbon, caramel, toffee, and very little booze for a 12% beer. Enjoyable as hell, and a great nightcap.
VastActiv (1696) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12oz at Hair of the Dog, Portland. Colour is murky dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Hints of bourbon, sweetness, fruits, wood and malts. Again very soft beer from Hair of the Dog.
devman171 (522) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky brown, flat. Aroma is sweet bourbon and dark fruits. Taste is strong bourbon and sweet malts with a alcohol bite. I really wish this had some carb!
hombrepalo (1716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of malt, Bourbon, spicy oak, vanilla, caramel, and Bourbon. Poured brown/deep amber in color with a small, tan head around the edges only. Hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, spicy wood, and a hint of alcohol. Medium to full body. Oily, dry texture. Low carbonation. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, spicy wood finish is heavily sweet.
merc7186 (1496) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Light Brown Hue, Passes Some Light, Extremely Thin Head Ring, No Lacing
S: Bourbon, Caramel, Toffee, Brown Sugar
T: Bourbon, Brown Sugar, Toffee
M: Poor Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy
Overall, the bourbon really takes over and makes this beer better...too bad they did zero for carbonation for it.
Errl (1117) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle shared at funk N sour fest..Pour is dark black with a dark tan head..Nose is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, spice, alcohol, oak..Taste is just as you would expect, perfect bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, spice, fudge, maple..
Mora2000 (5159) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage. Brown pour with a small brown head. The aroma and flavor are outstanding. I get a ton of bourbon notes as well as all of the associated flavors - maple, vanilla and oak. There is also a good bit of molasses and alcohol, as well as some heavy caramel and toffee notes. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Outstanding beer.
TheHOFF43 (1436) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark red with minimal head. Weird tastes all over this, most I cannot identify. I get the bourbon, some wood, fruits and floral. Really difficult to drink a bottle of this, not very good. Hugely disappointed.
neepsntatties (1034) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating from old notes. Bottle. Colour...no head at all, but a semi deep amber colour. Nose...holy oaky! Loads of quercus and loads of Bourbon!! Palate...man! Even more oak and Bourbon! But there’s plenty of vanilla, toffee and marshmallow to temper the booze and oak. Dark fruits are present as are some notes of light bodied molasses and almond paste. The finish is quite a lingerer with the Bourbon coming in for an encore!
portableparty (1880) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle 2011 shared by Bacterial. Pours a unclear dark amber with no head. Aroma is warming booze and caramel malt and subtle dark fruit. Taste is sweet and warming molasses burnt sugars and caramel candies and subtle vanilla. Palate is full slick sticky and warming finish. Pretty nice!
DrewFace (256) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours aight amber color, much lighter than the Fred wood. Big alcohol and bourbon aroma. Toasty and caramel malt flavor with all the bourbon and wood. Very delicious! Highly recommended.