MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Body is chestnut-black, and garnet-black at the very edges. head was thin and foamy, a dark burnt sienna, short and quick. Aroma is like a barley wine, - vinuous sweet sherry, oak, light vanilla, and bourbon. also prune aroma, very sweet. Flavor is a strong and sweet syrupy malt, but not at all sticky. lively carbonation and a bourbony sweet sherry flavor that builds into a slow burn. a little charred oakyness and faintly smoky. some prune and bitter hoppyness in the finish. spicy aftertaste. ASA or barley wine? definitely from the west coast but the style is debatable.
Benzai (6387) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT 9 thanks to Caesar. Dark brown color with a deep red glare coming through, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, some alcohol, bourbon, a hint of liquorice. Lingering warming alcohol and some bitter. Full body, medium carbonation.
Abijen (1139) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddids brown beer with no head. Smells bourbon, vanilla. Tastes bourbon, bit alcohol. Nice. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
DutchDrebus (3430) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ZZT9 shared by Caesar. Almost black with a small off-white head. Smells bourbon, almond, nuts, sweet, roasty, chocolate, nice. Tastes roasty, sweet, bourbon, chocolate, nuts. Love. It. Full body, silky, low carbo.
gEUS (890) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at home. Pours deep brown with a nice egg-sheel white-greyish colour. Aroma is bourbon, bourbon and some more bourbon with well hidden nuts and raisins, hints of toffee. Medium body with lots of vanilla sweetness and noticeable alcohol butn. Taste is vanilla, cinnamon and sweet cherry oak, caramel and nuts. This is certainly not bad, but why oh why do bourbon barrel aged beers have too much bourbon - I lack a decent balance between the taste of the base beer and the bourbon... I still like it a lot :-).
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fantastic barley wine. Pours a beautiful dark brown with tan head. Aromas of vanilla, bourbon, coconut, dark fruit, brown sugar. Flavors are sweet and malty. Vanilla, grapes, sweet grains. A hot boozy finish. Superb.
dawoz (24) - - MAR 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from grape and grain in San Mateo. No head, deep brown color. Can't taste the booze. Nice
kevinsenn (975) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, SF. Pours black with foamy tan head. Wonderful aroma of bourbon, vanilla. Taste of dark fruit, vanilla, dark malts, sweet with a slightly bitter boozy burn in the finish. Full body. Very nice.
budznsudz (461) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. The cork was incredibly difficult to extract. Alas the beer has almost no carb. What did I expect from the lost abbey? Fortunately it’s not infected. Aroma is bourbon, oak, leathery tannin, and a touch of toffee. The taste is bourbon, vanilla, oak, and oxidation. It’s good, although it would be sublime if it wasn’t flat.
Meilby (6333) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 375ml @ Haakonm Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, dried fruits, oak, vanilla, caramel and bourbon. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruits and vanilla finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
rxeight (1041) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Pour is a very dark brown. Aroma is vanilla and Carmel in a bourbony sort of way. Yates has lots of oak bourbon vanilla Carmel. Very sweet for a bourbon stout. No burn. Nice lingering sweet Carmel and vanilla bourbon. This is very good stuff.