Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, rich brown color. Aroma is boozy and strong. Bourbon barrel aging is very prominent. Flavor is very bourbon-forward and very strong. Not bad, but a little to boozy and harsh for me.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle, courtesy of davecooks, huge thank you Dave. Dark brown, hazy pour with virually no head. Big bourbon aroma, came right out and smacked me in the nose. Very sweet and pretty hot as well from the bourbon. I do like it though,its my kind of beer.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2008 2005 bottle.
Pours a copper color with lots of particulate and a thin off-white head. Aroma is a bourbon, candied sugar, vanilla, wood, Taste is very bourbon, brown sugar, caramel.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one had a slightly different presence to it. The sweetness in this one was just a little over the top for me. Still a pretty good tasting beer.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark clear bronze with a minimal head. Dark fruits, oak, subtle bourbon and an odd tinge of chlorine in the nose. Flavor notes of caramel, wood, vanilla, raisin, fig, bourbon, brown sugar and earthy hop character. Pleasant level of sweetness. Full, round body with a medium level of carbonation. Very good.
FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Amorphiss. To be honest, I did not have as much expectation as I had with the brandy version and it might have something to do with the fact that I enjoyed this one better than the Brandy one. Dark mahogany color with tan head that leave thin lace all along the tasting. Strong aroma and flavor of caramel, vanilla, bourbon and somewhat maple. As with its brandy counterpart, the body is thin and the alcohol gets a little overwhelming but the fact that the beer has some complexity and depth makes it very enjoyable to sip in a cold winter night. Thanks Peter!
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark bronze colored beer. Very nice aroma showcases notes of chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, maple and sweet bourbon. Flavor is very complex, but still a touch hot and slightly too bourbon accented. Still has some serious malt depth to it, with notes of melted caramel, chocolate, cocoa and toffee. Very nice natural carbonation. These BA Old Stocks are beauties.
omhper (23428) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thanks Marsblursi! Cloudy mahogany colour. Woody whiskey aroma. Sweet and full bodied. A bit sticky with some syrup and lots of alcohol. Sugar and vanilla mingle with caramel and prunes. They’re a bit hard on the booze though, so the alcohol burn gets a bit overwhelming. I prefer the regular Old Stock.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle thanks to Thecheeseman) Pours dark brown with some red hints. The aroma is syrupy and oaky with a good deal of fruity alcohol. Tones of caramel, butter, toasted nuts, wood, brown sugar, brown syrup, tobacco, cherries, rum raisins, dried fruits, brown sugar and vanilla. The flavour is fat caramel, malty and heavily bourbon-like with undertones of dried/dark fruits, white/brown sugar, nuts, vanilla, wood, earth and wet tobacco. Some peppery alcohol. The mouthfeel is syrupy and clean. Medium to heavily sweet and light bitter. Medium to full bodied.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2005 vintage courtesy of Darkelf. Pours brown and virtually still. Smells of bourbon, oak, dark fruit, vanilla, spice, some warming alcohol. Tastes overly sweet with a subtle alcohol bite and some oaky character.