stumpyiliz (216) - 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 (10650) - 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 (3816) - 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 (1419) - 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 (1640) - 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 (2224) - 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 (18604) - 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.
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man this was great! Brown pour, tan head. Vanilla, oak, brown sugar, glazed donuts. Flavor is sweet, lots of vanilla and bourbon notes, creme brulee. Delicious.
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Healthy Spirits bottling number 48/216 thanks to bu11zeye. Insanely good stuff! Pours with a very low carbed body with a small tan head over a very deep brown hued body that leaves legs on the side of the glass. Aromas are of maple, huge bourbon barrel notes, boozy, bourbon, brown sugar, vanillin, raisins, rich malt, tannins, nutty and earthy. Smells great. Flavors are of bourbon, wood, brown sugar. Smooth yet very warming. Tannin, caramelization, vanillin. Light dark fruits, some boozy notes. Sandalwood, melanoidins. Medium to full viscosity. Light carbonation, tannin, quite warming. Pretty decadent and amazing. Great barrel character!