beernbourbon (1264) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at brewpub. Pour is murky brown with only a whisper of a head. Aroma and flavor loaded with toffee malt, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, and faint dried fruit. Mega good stuff. So deep dark and smooth. Drinks incredibly easy.
Porter4Me (9) - Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light hop and grain smell. Amber with wonderful legs. Malty taste with woody hop bite.Not too sweet. Very good but young. Bottle says Two-’Aught-11 so I plan on keeping a bottle around for a year or two. Hopefully I can wait that long to try it again.
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this beer at the SLO Xtreme beerfest. It pours a cloudy dark sorghum color with a foamy taupe/tan head. It demonstrates excellent head retention. Chocolate syrup aroma. Viscous, with chocolate syrup up front that yields to hints of coconut. My friend even called it piña coloda. This beer is a lot of fun. Not something one would imbibe all evening, but a shifter after a steak and potato dinner would hit the spot.
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at Lagunitas. Murky brown pour with a white ring head. Bourbon, wood, vanilla, and toffee on the nose. Fuller palate. Taste is rich bourbon, toffee, and wood. Killer.
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazy gold/amber pour. Small head. Sweet bourbon and dates aroma. Love the sweetness, vanilla, toffee. Flavor is smooth and rich, loades of dates, figs, raisins, bourbon. Its awesome.
illidurit (2051) - Petaluma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a brownish red with a small tan head. Aroma is rich sweet spirit notes, boozy, woody and slightly tart. Flavor is awesome, chocolate-covered caramel, See’s candies, vanilla, honey, milkshakes. Real good.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours black with a thin beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate and malt. Full-bodied with a bourbon character and flavors of oak, caramel malt and a bit of dark fruit. The finish is boozy with an oaky, malty aftertaste. Good overall.
baraciisch (1523) - USA - JUN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy caramel brown in color... Aroma of bourbon and caramel sweetness... Flavor is rich in caramel, sugar, candied dates and bourbon and oak... Didn’t think the gnarly wine could get any better...
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice barleywine. Pours very dark with a thick brown head. Lots of plum, some chocolate and vanilla.
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours murky brown with very little head around the edge of the glass. Aroma is predominantly toffee malt, a bit of toast and oak. Taste is toffee, bourbon, oak, a bit of resinous and spicy hops, finishing with a little bitterness and alcohol warmth.