bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle, 2009 vintage) Pours a cloud amber-brown body with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma of cherries, bread, toffee, bourbon, and brown sugar. Flavor of caramel malt, bread, cherry, toffee, chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla.
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle. Red copper with a small off-white head. Big aroma of malt, caramel, dried fruit, vineous alcohol and vanilla. Sweet malty flavour, notable (but integrated) bourbon, some caramel and fruit, warming alcohol, almost a bit too boozy.
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Bottle thanks to Jason! Pours dark brown. Small off white lacing. Nose/taste of almonds, toffee, plum, dark fruits, oak and figs. Moderate barrel presence. Sticky and sweet with some moderate well balanced warming alcohol in finish. Medium body.
Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2011 vintage poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of prune, toffee, caramel, tobacco, light bourbon and light oak. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, fruitiness, tobacco, light bourbon and light oak with a smooth lingering fruity toffee finish.
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
#37 at papsoe’s blind tasting
clear amber, almost no head
aroma is dusty, oxidized, barley winish
flavor is stale hops, malty, boozy.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
’08 vintage-12oz bottle-@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-still-copper. A-bourbon, caramel-med malt. T-bourbon, caramel-med malt, spice hops. Alcohol bite/hot still.
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brownish barley wine with no head. In aroma, brown sugar mixed with aniseed, treacle, and nice warming alcohol. In mouth, a porto beer with licorice, honey, maple, and warming alcohol. A rich and smooth barley wine. Tasted at Mondiale 2007.
bierkoning (11539) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 bottle from Jrallen, thanks! Dark brown color. Grapes, grassy hops, porto and bourbon in the aroma. Sugary sweet, alcoholic flavor with lots of bourbon and oak. Well hopped. Citrus notes. Good complexity, enough to compensate the sweetness and even the massive amounts of alcohol.
Benzai (11360) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ CBC 2014. Clear dark red color, small beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty and heavy bourbon. Really nice full aroma. Loads of bourbon, malts, liquor, wood and slightly alcohol in the taste. Warming alcohol finish. Very nice!
Drake (11156) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle, 2008 vintage, courtesy of deyholla and shared at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 7/16/11. Pours a clear amber color with a thin head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon and a salty, cheesy note. The taste is toffee, bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla and a bitter hop finish. Full bodied with a slight bit of heat.