Travlr (16791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark clear brown color. Aroma of sweet brownies. Taste is extra sweet and roasty.
GenDV138 (3725) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle at the DC Local Tasting. Dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, spices. Tastes of spices, wheat, light chocolate. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (5661) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lots of barrel, definitely oak. Why do so many breweries feel that barreling can improve a messy beer? Finishes like a bourbon show with lots of booze. Black pour with ok head and lacing. Bottle thanks to someone at tasting.
nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle pours a murky brown with some cloudy, white head. Nose is boozy, nail polish, bready, heavy caramel. Flavor is sweet, woody, nail polish, brandy, malt, caramel. Boozy finish. Messy.
obguthr (4767) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dates and bourbon nose. Cloudy copper, headless. Marzipan and date flavor. Full body and smooth. Balanced and flavorful, but not for me.
radagast83 (5953) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz poured a dark orange amber color with a wispy white head. Aroma was vanilla, barrel with some barrel notes. Vanilla, barrel, wood, sweet malts.
UDBeernut (2236) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from premier pours muted tan, hazy, small cream hued head. Nose of grains, mild hint of bourbon. Taste pretty much follows, some caramel, toffee and nut in there then the the bourbon treatment mildly washes over, adds slight vanilla. What hurts this one is the body. It’s like 69 camaro SS 396 that’s been filled in by bondo and primer. You know something cool is there, but the body is chewy, mealy.... Devoid of that finishing character.
italianjohn (2560) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle Clear deep amber pour thin off white head and very light lacing ... Aroma of vanilla, nutty and caramel malts, hints of dark fruity yeast and light oak and bourbon ..... Taste is a bit boozy with flavors of oak, bourbon, vanilla, chewy caramel malts, nutty and def up there in the Ibus with a spicy bitter hop bite .... Has a sugary finish with notes of dry oak, bitter hops and caramel malts .... Def has a heavy body ... Nicely done
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bomber. Amberish pour. Bourbon notes and some pretty intense papery oxidation
pete4999 (1295) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle on a recommendation from a friend who had tried it recently. Not sure when this batch was bottled or whatnot. Definitely a bit of a boozy barleywine...sweet flavor, heavy on brown sugar. Has the barrel-aged flavor...bourbon, vanilla and whatnot, but not too heavy on it. Not overwhelming, but good.