Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish copper. Aroma and taste are bourbon and dark fruits. Bourbon isnít overpowering and itís quite smooth.
Darwenus (905) - Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the smoothest, most easy drinking high-ABV barley wineís Iíve ever had, and one of the very best beers Iíve had from New Holland. It pours brown with a very little bit of foam. The aroma is caramel, cereal malts, light peach notes, and some spice. The flavor is incredibly smooth. The bourbon barrel aging comes through bright and clear, adding vanilla to all of the character present on the aroma. The 12% ABV is an afterthought in the flavor. This thing could be a real trouble maker on tap.
b33r (858) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2015 bottle. Dark brown color with very small light brown ring of a head and oily, spotty lacing. Aroma and flavor have rich caramel malts, creamy, smooth, with a nice addition of bourbon. Great combination and flavor- itís delicious!
jkwood04 (5293) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in a tulip at Split thy Skull. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of light oak and bourbon, some sweet and pale malts, and bitter hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty boring wheat wine and not much bourbon.
AirForceHops (6301) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. 2014 Vintage. Ruby/ brownish color, full lasting head in the snifter. Aroma is mild dark fruits, pumpernickel bread hints and a subtle amount of bourbon.
Consumed at cellar temperature. The flavor shows the thick toffee base with raisins, dates and figs. Bold dark fruits. Body is fuller side of medium with a slightly slick texture. Even after nearly two years in the bottle, the bourbon is still rather bold. Honestly, must be vintage variants because this is a very nice sipper!
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours hazy, ruddy, brown with tan head. Nose was heavy oak, bourbon, caramel malt. Tasted oaky, with a heavy bourbon flavor, some hops, caramel, tannins. Dense and late hot finish, and a true behemoth of a beer.
thorongil2 (2442) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap) clear very bright brown honey amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of honey, toffee; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice vanilla coconut bourbon character in this blonde Barleywine. Never had the base, but this is quite good.
AWISLguy (2589) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Rays in Tosa. Cellared for 2 months. Reddish brown pour with a tan head leaving some streaky lace. Aroma had sweet dark fruits, nuts, grapes and bourbon. Taste is of sweet fruit, nuts, strawberries, grapes, biscuity malts, and tangy cranberries - all soaked in bourbon. Medium to full bodied. With alcohol. Finishes sweet and fruity but not cloyingly so. This was better then expected. Not having the original, tough to know what all the bourbon treatment did, although it shows through a lot. Tasty with the different fruits. 14.6
Cybercat (5170) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours transparent chestnut with a thin but serviceable buff head. Bourbon-infused oak dominates the aroma while letting caramel, fig and subtle nutty tones share the stage. Bold flavor rushes bourbon, wood, figs, caramel and toasty malt across the palate. Mouthfeel presents firm body, if not much fizz. Go on this pilgrimage.