jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009. Pours a dark copper, brown color with lots of carbonation and a fizzy, soda like head. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, lots of bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Taste is very warming, not overly boozy. Much smoother than I would have expected given the aroma. Bourbon and chocolate notes. Interested to see what this will do over time, but $24 a bottle is pretty steep.
Beerdedone (2494) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours ruby red/brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel and toffee. Flavor was slightly sweet with caramel, raisins, vanilla, bourbon, oak, dark fruit, and had a nice dry warming alcohol finish. Medium body, light carbonation, syrupy texture.
olr1984 (918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle pours a hazy brown with a tan head. Big caramel and bourbon oak aroma. Bourbon vanilla syrup and sweet malt taste.
williamstome (754) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown pour, small white head. Big aroma of fruit roast and toffee, flavor is complex, alcohol chocolate, dark fruit, toffee, figs. Whoa.
xBEERxNOLA (57) - - MAR 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour - deep brown. No head.
Aroma - caramel and cookies
Mouth - velvet
Taste - hints of toffee and booze. Really balanced. Might be the smoothest BBA I have had. Bourbon shows through in a good way.
Overall - this beer is really balanced and amazing.
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ML bottle bought at Apex in Portland
Dark mahogany color with a fast fading off white head that sits at a collar.
Nose is bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, and fig. Not nearly as sweet and sticky as the brandy version.
Taste is oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and fig.
Medium bodied, light carbonation. Not sweet, sticky, or port like as the brandy version was. Much more reserved and slightly thinner. Still brilliant though
Staffan47 (809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drar parallellt bot en Brandy-variant. Årgång 2009. Kraftig bourbon i doften. Lite spritig men ton av champinjon. Positivt oxiderad. Söt och lite nötig men otippat tunn. Inget som stör dock.
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Steve’s Super Bowl party. Pours a cloudy orangish brown appearance with a fizzy brown head. Heavy caramel and chocolate aroma. Some oak and whiskey as well. Dessert nose. Not nearly as sweet or goopy flavor as the brandy release. Booze is held in check a lot better. Fair amount of sweetness but not overwhelming. This was much more enjoyable and drinkable to me then the brandy version. Potentially a touch muted but good.
Dfonorow (1214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is translucent brown with a small tan head. Aroma is heavy on the bourbon with notes of oak, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor is moderately sweet with the booze and bourbon coming through the strongest. Syrupy with little carbonation.
yumyum (210) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Most boozy of the bunch vs sucaba and bcntybw. Although 3rd of this bunch still great.
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours reddish with clouds of whispy head. Aroma and taste of coconut and cremé brulee. The best barleywine I’ve had to date.