maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear deep amber body with a thin light brown head
Sweet caramel vanilla oak and fruit aroma
Sweet vanilla oak caramel fruit and mild malt flavor
Medium full body mod low carb very smooth
pushkinwow (1822) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber 2012. Ruby brown with a beige head. Sweet, barley, pear liquor, initial vegetably, some vanilla and oak. Quite sweet, moderate+ body, low carbonation long boozy finish. Think I might want to wait a little longer to try this again but interesting for sure.
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red brown colour, beige head. Aroma of red fruits, malts, alcohol, whisky and bourbon. Sweet flavour, molases, vanilla, Bourbon, peach and maple. Finish raisins, Bourbon, vanilla, wood and alcohol. Very nice! Full and complex. Quite honestly I wouldn’t want to drink the whole bottle, but it’s brilliant for sipping, like a nice Sauternes or the like.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, ThirstyBird!!)
rxeight (981) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red, brownish pour but still transparent. Very sweet, very smooth, not very heavy on the bourbon.
tderoeck (4012) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10/VIII/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: n/a (2013-743) Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing the bottle!
Clear red to red brown beer, no noticeable head. Aroma: lots of caramel, mocha, sugary, dried fruits, alcohol, honey, maple syrup. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: lots and lots of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, sugary, sweet mocha. Aftertaste: sweet caramel, bit sugary, vanilla, mocha, alcohol, pretty sweet finish. Very complex and mighty beer, love it!
Westmeister (1445) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle shared. Pours cloudy brown with minimal head. Aroma is sweet boozy malts with some creamy bourbon. I will say at room temp this beer was significantly better than cold. The flavors developed nicely with sweet caramel malts, vanillay bourbon, sweet molasses. Quite nice,but not quite up to the 4 range for me. I have another 2011 sitting down in the cellar and wondering if it is on the way down....
johnnnniee (1955) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Vintage courtesy of MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid dark brown with the faintest of ruby highlights when held to light and a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly to a ring on top. Huge brown sugary caramel malty aroma with lots of deep dark fruits and bits of vanilla. coconut and wood. Sweet sugary malt flavor with a solid hit of alcohol. Dark fruits caramel prunes wood and vanilla are all there in the flavor. Hints of bourbon oak and oak tannin round out the flavor. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. I’ve had this before and remember enjoying it a bit more. Its a nice barleywine, but I feel the alcohol is a bit too present and may need a bit of time to mellow out.
Ataraxia (285) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage. Deep amber brown, almost opaque, thin beige lacing. Raisins, caramel, toffee apple, figs, bourbon, and damp wood. Sticky, sweet, and boozy with a light bitterness in the finish. Lively carbonation, full-bodied, and still retains a very strong bourbon barrel character.
RaucusBacchus (63) - Sandy, Utah, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber: I've been holding onto this gem for 6 months. Fantastic aroma. Pitch black with skiff of fine bubbles lining the perimeter. Rich aroma like raisin rum cake. Sweet forward with hints of plum, molasses & toffee. Lovely, luxurious desert!. ~m
tdf201 (1) - Lebanon, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best beer I have had yet. Was given to me and shared as a birthday gift for my 36th birthday.