ciocanelu (354) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma is intense: bourbon, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, molasses... everything you want in a bourbon BA beer. Taste starts with a slightly tart cherry flavor. In the middle you get the bourbon and caramel notes. Finishes on a bitter, slightly roasty and hoppy note. Body is syrupy smooth and alcohol has a slight burn. A really nice barleywine with very good BA characteristics. If only the alcohol was a little better integrated.
vtafro (5256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with tan head. Chocolate, bourbon, oak, sweet vanilla aromas. Chocolate, roasted, bourbon, and sweet Flavors.
MrHangover (3583) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared @ tasting. Pours a dark brown. clear beer with a very small off white head on top. Aroma of bourbon with chocolate. Faint hints of the base beer are present here, the bourbon treatment adds some more complexity and some woody notes. Flavor is sweet, slightly boozy, bourbon and wood with a faint hint of vanilla in there. Very malty, sweet and full bodied. Rich, complex beer. Nice one!
PhillyCraft (4541) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ryan, nice color and artwork to this label. Pours brownish gold with small head. Lots of richness with barrel, bourbon, and cream. Medium to fuller mouth with lighter carb. not bad.
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared thanks to Mrhangover. Pours hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of big bourbon upfront, lots of woody barrel notes, toffee, molasses, booze and light overripe dark fruits. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (7199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of and shared with MrHangover.
No head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Nice barrel notes. Very good.
Shot (313) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours mahogany with a thin head that dissipates to a thin lace and ring around the glass. The bourbon is very noticeable in the aromas. Also coffee, raisin and milk chocolate. Complex flavors: bourbon, coffee, milk chocolate, raisin, coconut, vanilla and toffee. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Noticeable booziness. This is really a beautiful, decadent big beer.
trapped (1661) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Jsquire. Pours murky dark brown with small beige foamy head, woodsy caramel aroma, low carbonation, taste starts sweetish turns into gradually bitter oak flavored caramel with whisky overtones. full body, long burnt bitter finish. Very complex and interesting brew.
furthur (546) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, skiff of foam dissipated, deep reddish brown beer. Aroma raisin and dried plum, vanilla, malt. Taste raisin, vanilla and oak, bourbon, anise. Palate is fairly smooth, but not thick, carbonation moderate. It’s a little boozy, but not as sweet as a lot of big barley wines, and has a bit of roasty finish. I like it!
Errl (2327) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is a very dark brownish black with a large tan head that fizzes down..Nose is fresh bourbon, spice, caramel apple, sweetness, donut glaze...Taste is soft chocolate, spice, roast, sweetness, rye? , bitterness..Mouthfeel is a bit watery and astringent.