alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - 2013 vintage - pours a medium auburn , big caramel aroma . Toffee , vanilla , bourbon ... Awesome stuff .
DCLawyer (2690) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog. 2009 bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Chestnut brown with small offwhite head. Bourbon, caramel, toffee, oak. Boozy and delicious.
mariuspoenari (1535) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour with a generous amount of head with decent retention. Sweet and syrupy, very heavy on the bourbon, with additional notes of vanilla, maple syrup, some coffee, dark fruit and cherries.
jkwalking05 (4591) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle. Ruby brown with an average beige head. Aroma is of toffee, bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, fig, raw honey, and vanilla. Taste is of honeycomb, bourbon, toffee, vanilla, and hazelnut.
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The look is clearish, off white head, reddish brown in color. The smell is rich, bourbon, caramel, toffee, wood, and good. The taste is sweet, alcohol, toffee, rich, and big. Slightly too sweet.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark golden brown with small fizzy head. Aromas of bourbon, malts, and more bourbon. Flavors of malty hoppy barleywine with huge bourbon notes. Hides the 14% very well...
markextrae (3898) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl 2013 version bottle shared by a friend. poured a murky dark amber brown colour with a non lasting tanned head. leaving some lacing on the side of the glass. nose is quite on the sweet malts and alcoholic spice forward. but it’s quite nice in this beer. big notes of sweet sticky bourbon, raisins, vanilla, dark dried fruits, toffee. taste has a lot of sweet bourbon, oak, an vanilla aswell. bit to carbonated. mouthfeel is rich and thick. lovely barrel threatment.
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown 2013 bottle corked and capped poured into a snifter. Translucent dark brown with crimson highlights and with very little off-white head. Aroma is nice caramel bourbon, medium body, syrupy texture, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel, bourbon, some booze, and some oak. It seems I prefer this to the Brandy version. Heavy and Gets quite boozy as it warms.
TheBeerGod (6011) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 500mL corked and caged. Vintage 2013. Courtesy of Kevin at Grape and Gourmet. Dark brown with a short tan head. Aroma is boozy and sweet with sweet malt, caramel, vanilla, light oak notes and soft vanilla. Taste caramel, sweet malt, booze, vanilla notes, soft wood and cocoa. Body is medium with a soft bubbly carbonation. Moderate warmth to this and light stickiness. Ends with more caramel, vanilla, sweet malt, cocoa, booze, vanilla notes and light woody notes.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Found some old ratings on paper from an unknown date... was probably the 2009 vintage. Thanks Mike. Pours to a very murky brown body with no head. The aroma is strongly English malts and hops. Almost like English walnuts meets a light cigar tobacco. The flavor is strongly English malts with a very light hop and nice bourbon. Tons of caramelization. Creamy medium-full caramel body with a subtle alcohol.