beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy murky brown with no head and no lace. There is intense aromas with vanilla, candied brown sugar, toffee, tart cherries, caramel, and chocolate. The aroma is very tell-tale that this was aged in bourbon barrels. Immediately, the beer is flat while being a bit hot and boozy. Loads of chocolate and caramel on the palate. The vanilla is also rather intense with some tart cherries, candied sugars, and charred oak. The finish is surprisingly short.
Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a murky orange color with very little carbonation. Aroma is sweet syrup, brown sugar, aged notes with wood and some touches of alcohol. Flavor is sweet syrup, maple wood, oak, bourbon, vanilla and dark malts. Some roast. Hot finish. Nicely done.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Brash brown sugar, madeira and soy whip up an intense caramel of sorts which is neither tight nor all that pleasant to sip. An unrefined sugar explosion.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head of foam atop the brownish terracotta.
-Light smokiness adds complexity within the murky, sickly sweet body.
-Alcohol burn is actually welcome as it tends to cut through the overwhelming sensation of sweetness.
-The malt profile is poorly defined. Lots of flavors come from the grain bill, but most of them are in the form of residual sugars.
-Fruity edges come from the bourbon barrel.
-Just noticed this is Top 50 material here. Goodness gracious. Not for me, to say the least...
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Very nice nose of Bourbon, toasted marshmallows, caramel, and some dark pitted fruit.   This one smells complex and tasty!   Rich and smooth on the tongue.   Very malty.   Vanilla, caramel, bourbon, toasted marshmallow, and just one hell of a damn smores package that includes some dark pitted fruit.   This one is tasty!   So mellow, yet with some bite, smooth, nice rich maltiness.   Its warming, but for 11% its simply delicious!   Full bodied, rich creamy mouthfeel.   One of the smoother more full bodied beers I have had in a while.   Its like a nice cognac.   I wish I had several more of these to age.   Big thanks to Pailhead for getting me one of these!
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to Hopstoopid for this one. Intense aroma of caramel, tobacco/ash, toffee and peat and bourbon. Taste is even better. Fine tawny port, caramel, "dulce de leche", bourbon heat. Real good. Palate is awesome, sirupy and mouthcoating.
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at DLD, thanks for the share. Pour is a mahogany like colour, smell is of a kind of woody smell. Taste is very dry a bit of the bourbon comes through. Also some dark fruits in there. Interesting stuff. Glad I tried this one
JohnnyJ (4218) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Bottle at tasting. Darker orange pour, with off-white head. Lots of chewy sweet malts, caramel, toffee, honey, raisin, woody, vanilla, and a bit earthy. Nice dessert beer.
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
# 2000 !!! On draft at R & H. Pours a deep muddy brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel and dark fruit. Taste is much the same as the aroma. Had 3 of these in the course of the evening along with 16 other Kuhnhenn beers and way overdid it. Anyway, this one was superb and the best one of the bunch.
jtw (1084) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle, pours out a dark amber, very little carbonation and only a hair’s-width ring of bubbles atop blending the liquid with glass, with a nose full of oaky tannins and malty 4th dementia. unfortunately it seems that the bourbon is overpowering what was already a wonderful old ale, as the malt and molasses seems to have succumbed to charred oak, vanilla, and woody acids. flavor is a malty (caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, english-style flavoring hops and green american nose hops) and nicely-hopped so that it’s not cloying. it’s an enjoyable beer (how could it be bad?) but i would truly rather have the un-barreled version, which is one of my all-time favorites.
gkost (1711) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Dave! Pours a muddy brown, no head. Nose is big booze, bourbon, dark fruits, musky malts. Flavor is rich sweet fruit, alcohol, dusty, earthy, dirt, dry wood.