BlowOffTube (257) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
So good. Pours a murky brown with really no head. Smells of oak, bourbon, and caramel. Taste is smooth sweet bourbon and brown sugar and roasted pecan. A little throat burn in the end. Just awesome stuff.
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA. Aged since 2010, but unfortunately did not lose the overwhelming booziness. Had great flavor in the background, but the alcohol completely overwhelmed it. This does not touch the greatness that was Deliverance.
Holmen1 (1726) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske hos Ole Anders juni-13: helt flat, men hva gjør vel det når det smaker det smaker himmelsk. Det virker som bourbonfat er særdeles velegnet for fatlagring av mørke øl. Indeed an ale for angels and sinners alike. Especially sinners, I hope.
Errl (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from M pollack..2009 bottle..Pour is very dark with a medium tan head..Nose is sweet glazed donuts,coconut, bourbon, wood, chocolate..Taste is fudge, bourbon, vanilla, sweetness, amazingness, smooth, coconut..Palate is nice chocolate and bourbon..very well balanced flavors
jbrana (249) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely malty with a strong caramel, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and burnt sugar flavors. Has only a hint of hops which help balance out the palate. Very delicious.
JStax (2401) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Robloc. Pours a darker brown with a ring of beige foam around the perimeter of the glass. Aroma is heavy oak and booze with lots of vanilla and dark fruits. Taste is very heavy on the oak and booze. Some leather and raisins come through. Nice.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle through trade, pours a brown color with red hues and practically zero head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel and some nice barrel notes, outstanding aroma. Taste is very similar with a bourbon bite that finishes with a bit of heat.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark opaque brown. Nose is boozy , sherry port wine. Mouthful has the consistency of port wine. Almost no carbonation flavor is rich and intense. A blast of the barrel a hint of fizz. A touch sweet with dark fruit. The barrel carries a lot of the flavor but it’s backed up by a full bodied beer. More than worth a try. Almost sublime.
jbaker67 (23) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black pour, very little head. Nose is decadent - bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, toffee. Crazy complex. Tons of barrel aged flavor - vanilla, wood, bourbon. Very nice.
kraddel (2044) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 version . Purchased at geers , than ’ aged ’ myself a few months .
Been waitimg to open this one for a long time
Pour is pretty disapointing . Clear , not even that dark brown . in the glass its dark brown , not nearly comparable to black .. Imperial stout ????
Foam is almost non- existent , a very tini white ring ..
Bourbon smell , but no overkill
Soft carbo . Sweet , buttery , bourbon , yet again , not TOO much . Its enjoyable , but as most of the bourbon ba, i almost taste nothing else than bourbon ... I miss beertaste and complexity ..
Edit ; its a barley wine . Makes a lot more sence ! Dont know why i thought this was on ratebeer as an impy ...