yespr (33598) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is caramelish, light roasted and bourbon. Sweet caramelish, bourbon smooth and light vanilla touch. Ends slight bitter and smooth malty.
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A dark amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, spices, caramel, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, over ripe fruits, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours amber with a slight haze and a tiny off-white head. Sweet Bourbon aroma - and burned caramel. Solid body, carbonation is a little low, massive burned caramel, spicy and also massive Bourbon. Warming alcohol finish. 170611
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty fruity bourbon aroma with weak hints of vanilla. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor with hints of oak and bourbon. Has a sweetish fruity malty bourbon finish with oaky hints.
Travlr (14435) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Clear dark amber color. Aroma of whiskey and vanilla. Taste is similar. The whiskey overwhelms the beer.
Theis (14015) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - offwhite head. Nutty, chocolate, bourbon, light bitterness, vanilla, red berries, fruity, coconut, light wine notes, sparkling feeling. Nice.
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a surprisingly clear amber color with just about no head and minimal visible carbonation.
S: I don’t really pick up much bourbon, but some hints of vanilla do make their way into the nose. The nose is mostly toffee, molasses, and a bit of caramel. The usual aromas, but somewhat muted.
T: The flavor is just as flat and one-note as the nose (if not a bit more). There is more bread than anything else on the nose with molasses and a hint of vanilla, along with some alcohol.
M: The body is quite thin for a barleywine and the carbonation is minimal.
D: A rather bland effort for a barrel aged barleywine. I would not really bother with this one.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, cherry, orange, and vanilla. Flavor of bourbon, caramel, oak, toffee, and cherry.
argo0 (11862) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Small off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some vanilla/Bourbon, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some vanilla/Bourbon, light vinous, alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness. Nice use of Bourbon barrels -- to complement rather than dominate the beer. Quite different (and much better) than the Cab version, tasted back-to-back.
Tmoney99 (11465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured reddish brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, toasted malt, alcohol and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bourbon bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.