baraciisch (2462) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish brown, no lacing... Aroma of light caramel... Flavor is fairly watery initially, fruity notes come through late, mild whiskey notes on finish... Light hop bitterness... Decent
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boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured brownish-deep orange with a with a khaki head. Good bourbon notes here. Some spicing, but overall malty and a bit sweet. Thick mouthfeel, and some ale yeast esters for complexity.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 One of my favorite styles, this BBBW is quite subtle in wood, with toffee, dried fruit and slight vanilla coming forth. Dry finish with a medium full mouthfeel.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the 6th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on 11/12/2011. This Barley wine poured a
medium to dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, toffee, fruity and sweet, with a whole lot of bourbon and wood. A medium to full bodied Barley wine. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. Lots of bourbon and wood flavors. The hops are herbal and earthy. It’s a little hot and unbalanced, but if it’s a preview of what’s coming, this is gonna be a very good barley wine. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. Bourbona nd light sweet malt aroma with earthiness. Bourbon and brown sugar flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Brown sugar and bourbon lingers.
joeneugs (4587) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Bistro Barrel fest. Can’t wait for the blend in a couple months! As a stand alone beer, this one was pretty impressive. It has aromas of caramel, toffee and nuts with a sweet, nutty flavor. Caramel and toffee notes dominate with some serious alcohol heat before some wood in the finish. Nice one.
Ratman197 (11760) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap At The Bistro BA Fest poured a hazy brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, toffee, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, toffee and light carmel with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Bistro BA Fest. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and a strong bourbon aroma. There is a syrupy malt flavor with a massive alcohol trail. A bit more aging should help.
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bistro -Bal Aged Fest. Mostly clear medium brown color with minimal head. Nice bourbon and toffee aroma with oak and maybe some cinnamon/spice. The flavor is great, with the base beer and the Heaven Hill balanced well. Slight oak and vanilla, sweet toffee and fig. Medium-plus body with low carbonation. Excellent beer - one of the highlights of the fest.