JohnnyJ (5370) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brownish pour. Bourbony, toffee, booze, some dried dark fruit, wood, vanilla, and some oxidation. Ok.
thetmaxx (899) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure if this is correct for Sacramento beer week 2013. On tap at boneshaker. Aroma is fruity, flavor is also fruity and like a wine. There is a good note of the high adv. Palate is sweet didn’t finish too dry
stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Thin fizzy light tan head. Overwhelming smell of bourbon vanilla and fruit all rolled into one. Medium to thick body with heavy wood aspects lingering afterwards. A tiny bit too oxidized for the flavor. Quite tasty though. Would love to try this fresh.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Old and in the Way
Date: November 04, 2012
Appearance: cloudy dark brown, wispy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet cocolate aroma, caramel sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, rich chocolate, bourbon, caramel and vanilla
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Ratman197 (13094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, dried fruit and light spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, vanilla, toffee, dried fruit, light bourbon and lightyy spice with a smooth lingering oak finish.
joeneugs (5709) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Healthy Spirits. It pours a dark chestnut brown with no head even nine months after it’s release. The aroma is nutty and earthy with notes of bourbon, salty raisins, caramel and alcohol. The flavor is still super hot and dead flat with notes of raisins, alcohol, plastic, whiskey, caramel. I’m not a big fan of this, which surprises me since I love High Water.
peteinSD (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked this bottle up earlier this evening at a Wholefoods in San Francisco ($13). Pours a dark red/brown with a froth of light tan foam. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, alcohol spice, brown sugar, dark sweet malt, figs, plum and more bourbon through the finish. Taste is bourbon up front and through the finish with some alcohol heat and beneath there is a dense, chewy barley wine with caramel, toffee, and rich, sweet malt. Coating mouthfeel. The bourbon is slightly hot but the base beer (referenced as an ’11 vintage on the label) is presenting as very smooth and decadent and its sweetness plays well off the bourbon. Exellent beer.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a still, deep brown with no head. Malts and chocolate are full., but the overwhelming influence is bourbon. Considerable heat as well.
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. A modest improvement over the original. Roasty burnt toffee with a sweet bourbon note, dark fruits including prune, wood, and a touch of savory character.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon vanilla aroma. Sweetish malty woody vanilla and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon vanilla finish.