Travlr (20269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color, off white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel. Taste has butterscotch, vanilla. Not bad.
Leighton (17770) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 Asheville - Late Nite session. Cheers! Pours clear amber with a frothy, tan head. Good stuff. Lots of bread, toffee, dates and plums. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Very nicely balanced in the finish, with more ripened fruits, toffee and bready malts. Hits the right notes.
Beerhunter111 (15264) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours deep amber colour with a mid-sized good lasting off-white head. Aroma of dark riped fruits, strong malt, some alcohol. Taste of strong toasted malt, dark riped fruits, red berries, wood and alcohol.
jtclockwork (13493) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on second bus at RBWG. Pours amber brown with off white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Medium body.
BeerandBlues2 (11831) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast malt, dates, earthy and spicy hops, alcohol, oak, toffee malt. Flavor is sweet malt dominant with brown sugar, medium hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #163. Bottle shared by TBS at the Downtown Inn Saturday PM Bottle Share. Pours a clear dark amber color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, citrus hops, herbal hops, whiskey, raisin. The taste is toffee, smoke, raisin, citrus, whiskey. Medium bodied.
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Bottle - Oak, caramel and molasses. Clear dark caramel with a rich beige head. Buttery pecan, oak and dark sugars. A bit burnt and boozy in the finish, but for this price I am not going to complain.
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on the RBWG 2014 bus. Pours a clear amber with a grayish head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains, vanilla and bourbon with a hint of hoppy bite. Flavor has a nice sweet grain and caramel with underlying bourbon and hoppy note.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! 12oz bottle. Aged in bourbon barrels, it says. Clear amber orange red color. Little ring of off-white head. Couple dots and ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter, kind of soft carbonation. More dry finish. Good caramel malty toasty aroma. Moderate sweet taste, very light bitter. Light alcohol. Decent barrel aged barleywine. A little caramel malty sweet for me, hints of oxidization, but a decent barrel aged barleywine.
Ibrew2or3 (7997) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of markwise, pours with a nice murky amber body that supports a thin light tan head. The aroma offers up molasses, prunes, brown sugar, some nuttiness and then mild smooth bourbon and booze. Nice indeed. The taste starts smooth and rich with molasses and smooth nutty sweetness and then quickly picking up brown sugar dredged prunes and dates amid a pleasing pine hoppiness. Just as the dark fruity esters start to reach nectar goodness the smooth sweet bourbon notes come to the surface with more nuttiness and some modest booze to help bring this to the finish. This is a great sipper.