AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark caramel with no head. Dried fruit, toffee and Bourbon in the nose and flavor. A bit hot but smooth on the palate.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2012 bottle. Deep brown with some haze and no head. Plum, sugar, caramel and booze. Holy wow. Just amazing. Completely hides the ABV. First 20 overall I've ever given.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle; 2009 vintage; thanks to Derek for the trade; slight hiss upon opening and pours a flat, murky orange-brown mix; vanilla cookies, sweet bourbon, thick caramel malt and a little chocolate mixed in too; aromas has as yummy doughy, sweetness to it; dark fruits, yummy bourbon and a slight burn going down; still very drinkable for 14%; murky mouthfeel with dried fruits, plums, brandy sweetness and cookies; oranges, bourbon, doughy malt, slight oxidation that seems to work; yummy and decadent desert beer
MeadMe (1600) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: Pours a dark orangish brown hue with a small head. No retention but it does have some legs.
S: Huge aromas here. Tons of coconut, caramel, brown sugar. The barrel stands out in a big way as well with fresh oak, vanilla, and booze.
T: Crazy good brew. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Coconut macaroons, hints of dark fruit and lots of oak, vanilla, and light booze.
M: Medium in body, perfect carbonation, smooth, with a nice boozy finish.
D: Out of this world.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ah, the beauty of the RBSG grand tasting. After sampling PP Le Woody Brune and Mo Betta Betta, I turned around to find AlohaC pouring samples of this, so much thanks to Christian for this one. Deep amber pour, loose soapy head. Rich caramel and bourbon aroma , heavy sweet malts, spicy alcohol tones, but the whole package is rich enough that it comes together. The taste is reined in, surprising due to the alcohol content, plus it’s Kuhnhenn. Rich fruity taste, dark fruits, oak, moderate bourbon. Very nice.
DietPepsican (1585) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stud tasting 1.0 held at general_gaos. Thanks for putting up with us colin! Pours a brownish red with no head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, strong malts, and cherry. Flavor is up front celery, blood/minerals, sea weed, booze, cherry, foot, funk. Finishes boozy, warming, some tartness. I guess even at a stud tasting you get one turd. I think the other two guests enjoyed this one, so it was just me, not the bottle
HuskerTan (1555) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Thanks, Cory! "BlowOffTube")
A- Coconut, vanilla, cherry, oak, booze.
A- Mahogany color, clear liquid, beige head.
T- Cherry, oak, boozy, coconut, butterscotch.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish.
O- A little hot and boozy but overall a hell of a lot smoother than one could expect going in. Well balanced and complex. A bit of time on this and it’s be swell and mellow.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy Ibrew2or3. Clear, dark ruby/amber. Zero head, just a few bubbles. Smell dat bourbon. A ton of vanilla, old wood, whiskey, rich caramel, with a couple pieces of tropical fruit thrown in there. Not as complex as I had hoped, but very tasty, impactful. Full body, smooth, lightly viscous. Excellent barleywine.
beernbourbon (1520) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by John at DLD pre-party, thanks man. Pour is insanely viscous deep rich caramel color with a very very thin ring of white bubbles. This pours like maple syrup, my god it looks good. Aroma is way huge toffee malt with loads of brown sugar and light bourbon. Palate = awesome and smooth. Flavor is also like maple syrup with notes of bourbon and almost no alcohol to be found. Hell yes.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours hazy orange-amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, dried fig and bourbon. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of brown sugar covered dates, agave, and oak.