pushkinwow (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle, 2011, from Capones Dark brown with a dark beige head. Vanilla, bourbon, light oak, slightly burnt caramel, hazelnut, bit of chocolate and plum. Mild carbonation, moderate and sweet, dry hazelnut, bit of chocolate and vanilla with some wafer cookie. Can see how this would be enjoyable but too sweet and cookie for me.
airfigaro (2) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a really nice sweet roast aroma and a beautiful dark chocolate appearance. Taste is superb, sweet bourbon, chocolate and caramel disguised the big gravity of this beer. Wonderful
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to czoch75 for this one!
Poured to NB Globe
A: Even with vigorous pour, beer has little to no head formation. beer has scattered, translucent light latte surface film. Otherwise, tawny and dark brown beer with shimmering surface, and opacity faintly pierced to reveal a dark hazel brown.
S: Oh yeah, this is nice. The bourbon does a great job accenting the malt without overpowering as bourbon barrels can have a tendency to do. Vanilla, caramel, cocoa, malty goodness here. A hint of licorice dances in and out of my olfactory. Okay, maybe a bit boozy, but elegant and helps open up my senses.
T: A bit hot, maybe even too hot. The alcohol is evident here. Sweetens the beer, and over powers (IMO) the beautiful caramel and vanilla that are hidden in the background. This is a nice beer, but I think it needs more time. Leaves the palate dry and needing for more.
M: Full bodied, velvety low carbonation. Stings a bit with the apparent alcohol. Initially slicking, the beer quickly transitions to a drying leftover.
D: I think this beer is well crafted, but not great. I am interested to see how it develops over a couple years. I know that the baseline is great, but unfortunately the barrels carry the beer right now, it’s not consensual.
Serving type: bottle
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle...Pour is dark brown with a light tan head..Nose is wet oak, bourbon, nice vanilla, roast, chocolates, plum...Taste is bourbon, chocolate, roast, marshmallows, caramel, vanillas.
czar (4503) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown with a small lght beige cap, some retention and lacing. sweet chocolate coated candied coconut and runny burnt caramels, some grass and resin, leather, vanilla. average to moderate carbonation, sweetness, light to medium body - slightly thin, sweet coconut and woody astringent finish. overwhelmed by coconut. still.. much appreciated in front of a winter bonfire.
GonZoBeeR (2932) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Oak vanilla wood,coconut caramel..
appearance:Dark,light beige head...
Flavor:strong oaf,vanilla coconut flavor, less imperials stout flavor.. I dont what to think about it.. good but need more imperail stout flavor and less coconut flavor...
olr1984 (1087) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 750ml bottle pours a dark brown with zero head. this might be past its prime. malt chocolate and maybe a little bourbon taste
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is caramel, oak, booze, and toast. Appearance is mahogany with a light tan foam. Taste is oak, raisins, caramel, toast, booze, and a slight hop bitterness. Full body with medium carbonation. A bit warm on the aftertaste. Overall a good barleywine but a bit heavy on the oak.
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Schlafly Bottleworks, St. Louis. Deep opaque brown-black body, thin tan head. Nose of bourbon, oak, molasses, and alcohol. Buttery oak and bourbon body with inky heavy roast and coffee bean. Relatively light-bodied but potent. Tasty. The sum is greater than its parts.
rodenbach99 (3183) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une grosse bouteille datant du 7/24/2012 partagée avec Patrick. Une bière brune noire avec une mousse beige crémeuse et durable. Un nez fruité avec des notes de brandy et de chocolat. Le chocolat et bien présent. La bouche est toute boisée avec du brandy et du chocolat. La texture est ronde et agréable, elle laisse une belle trace dans la gorge. Une finale un peu acide et fruitée. Elle n’est pas trop rôtie. 6/10