Dfonorow (1581) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ FoBAB 2014. Pour is red/orange with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of heavy molasses, brown sugar, caramel, and slight vanilla. Finish is cloyingly sweet with a hint of whiskey.
artmcd8 (1718) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at fobab. Pours a cloudy golden orange. Aroma of caramel and slight vanilla. Taste is sweeter. Medium body and medium light carb.
drfabulous (4135) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a shared 22 ounce bottle. Big boozy bourbon nose followed by the taste and sticky light brown sugar.
HonusWagner (1533) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good sweet Bourbon BW tending towards the sweet and molasses part of the spectrum. Not super complex, doesn’t have any real fruitiness for me and lacks a nice spiciness that bourbon can sometimes impart, but definitely worthwhile.
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
bomber, hated it. Intense unbalanced sugar and sharp malts. Smelt like a hangover, lowest amount of drinkability in this one.
tmoreau (2530) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. and snifter served, displaying a mahogany brown color, with a presentable layer of off white/light tan head foam, and lacing that was mainly spots. The nose was sweet, dark fruit, lurking alcohol, and barrel induced vanilla. Full bodied, with sufficient carbonation to transport the goodness to the palate, the taste was continued sweetness & dark fruit as prune, a bit of treacle, with a light tartness, and pleasant, bourbony warmth. An excellent brew to sit with and sip.
BMMillsy (1483) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (this is Straight Jacket) from trade. Pours dark amber with lots of reddish color and a beautiful creamy two finger off white or khaki head. Aroma is lots of fruits, figs, toffee, caramel, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Flavor is sweet rich caramel covered figs with brown sugar, vanilla, tinged of dry oak. The bourbon is here but oh so smooth with very little evidence of the 13% ABV. Silky smooth and thick, rich body with low plus carbonation. Man, this is really good. And apparently my trade partner grabbed it off the shelf? More please!
charule (1213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Binnys. Poured dark red brown with light cream head. Aroma pleasant with sweet plum booze. Light carb med bod. Quite sweet taste dark fruits, molasses, char, barrel. Good stuff.
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish-amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of bourbon, oak, vanilla, maple and toffee - everything I want from a barrel-aged barleywine. The flavor is equally impressive. The maple and vanilla notes really stand out, but there is a nice whiskey and alcohol flavor as well as some sweetness from the caramel and toffee malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.
Errl (1695) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is dark gold with a thin fading head..Nose is bourbon, heat, caramel, dry, oak..Tatse is smooth vanilla, dry, caramel, spice, oak..