sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of berries, vanilla, roast malt, chocolate and liquorice. Full body, flavour as the aroma, dry and bitter sweet.
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Jim leaves for Malaysia tasting @ ABCBeers. Amber pour, thin creamy head. Aroma of bourbon, leather, caramel, Madeira and some spices. Flavor is quite bitter, oak, leather and loads of bourbon. Very smooth.
DSG (8557) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/12/15] Draught at The Sycamore in San Francisco. Brown-colored. Aroma full of bourbon, vanilla, lots of coconut, some butter, malt, caramel, chocolate and cookies. Sweet and rather boozy flavor with bourbon, cookies and vanilla. Mouthfeel is too boozy.
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in trade with kcorum, Muddy caramel color with no foam, aroma of brown sugar, flavor has some bourbon, caramel, raisin, malt, light soapy finish
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle vintage 2012, sent to me by Tommy, thanks padre! Appearance is cloudy brown, with light white head. Aroma is loaded with vanilla, caramel, raisins, and oak. Taste is caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, followed by a hint of oak, with a smooth finish and a butterscotch like aftertaste. Not as much barrel in the flavour as the aroma had me thinking, but that might just be the age of this bottle. Either way this is a great barely wine, lots of complexity, and very smooth for such a big beer.
sturmthis (910) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample. Dark copper color with off white head. Cherry and bourbon aroma. Strong bourbon taste, but still smooth.
John25 (1132) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Huge caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, and toffee. Big, sweet, sticky. The whiskey barrel is very present and awesome.
conway (2058) - - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark clear copper. Tons of caramel, toffee, vanilla and butterscotch. Sweet and delicious.
Pliny_SR (37) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Ale Arsenal. Pours a dark amber to brown in color with virtually no head. Aroma is mostly bourbon and oak with some caramel and dark fruits. Palate of caramel, brown sugar, bourbon and oak with a hint of vanilla and rye. Fairly solid barrel-aged barley wine, although not nearly the best I’ve tasted.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drank this on tap @ the Libertine Pub for New years. Rich,complex,and full of oak and bourbon. The alcohol is pretty well hidden and the finish is smooth.