TheEpeeist (3520) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 oz bottle. Deep brown with a thin, off-white ring. Nose is caramel and strong bourbon. Almost medium body with a slight carb sting. Taste is toffee, tobacco and bourbon. A brief maple vanilla sweetness is overwhelmed by the booze. Somewhat disappointing.
Dedollewaitor (14532) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
37,5cl bottle. Thanks a lot chris. Pours rown with a small creamy fading head. Lovely aroma & taste of bourbon, vanilla & wood. Sweet, sticky, oily & balanced. Full bodied & warm. What a lovely sipper!
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ home with the club. Pours a hazyish brown with a tiny tanned head. Sweet with aromas of vanilla and hints of wood. Slightly unbalanced towards bourbon. Full bodied. Thanks Theis/Mette.
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tak til min bror Mikkel for denne øl til klubben. Uklar mørk rød/brun, næsten intet skum. Sprut, mørke tørrede frugter, vanille, karameller. Udemærket!
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown with tiny beige head. Sweet vinious aroma with plums, bourbon, wood caramel and roasted malt. Sweet and somewhat boozy flavor that goes the same way.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hats off to moejuck for sending this bad boy over! Pours dark brown with orangey red highlights and a short-lived moderate tan head. The bubbles are oddly weak on this and rise to the surface quick as soda. Aroma is a lovely mix of brown sugar, peppermint, toffee vanilla, wood, sweet booze, wood, and just a bit of raspberry glaze (like for cheesecakes). Fantastic nose, a bit hot, but what do I care when it smells so good? Flavor is a bit more subdued than the aroma in comparison with a heavily boozy, woody flavor; some brown sugar, toffee, chocolate, vanilla and lot of alcohol make their appearance as well. Finishes very hot with a pleasant vanilla and brown sugar flavor up front, wood and buttered toast on the back and a mellow toasty bitterness. The body of this beer seems a bit strange overall. What should be thick and creamy is only somewhat thick, and completely lacking in that soft creamy mouthfeel that I know this beer should have. What happened to the carbonation? It’s plenty carbonated, but without the creaminess. The regular 05 Old Stock behaves a lot more normally. Anyway, the aroma here is just fantastic, but the flavor could have been a little better and the heat shouldn’t have gotten this out of hand. Worth trying though!
AmEricanbrew (6320) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy chestnut color with a fleeting tan head. Huge bourbon vanilla aroma with pit fruits in the background. Smooth, full body. Big whiskey vanilla and wood flavors riding a heavy, boozy pit fruit base brew. The big alcohol gets in the way a little bit. A great fire side sipper, but not so satiating on this hot, humid summer afternoon.
decaturstevo (5407) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A brown and hazy pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of bourbon flavored raisin juice. Solid flavor of dates and raisins cured in bourbon. Full palate and solid carbonation. A beer I would trade my next born child for.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle via trade with cloudskipper. Thanks for this one man, wow! Pours dark brown almost black with a tiny beige head that didn’t last long. Nose of sweet malts and bourbon. Flavor was big on alcohol, molasses, spice, dark fruit and vanilla. The only that keeps this beer from being spectacular was the abundance of alcohol, it was over powering, still a great Barley Wine.
blankboy (6514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (375ml) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy dark reddish-brown with a small diminishing fizzy off-white head. Big malty aroma along with alcohol, spices, lots of bourbon and vanilla, oak, dark fruit and light hops. Flavour’s also quite malty, along with vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruit, spices and a good amount of alcohol. Very nice stuff but definitely a sipper -- and a little goes a long way.