Jesterdeal (1469) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of vanilla, oak and sweet mince meat. Pours red brown with a small filmy head. Taste is amazing and sweet. Many bourbon notes, especially the oak. Quite tasty.
thouse (45) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow! 14.1%. Rumor is a limited edition bottling is on the way. Pretty self explanatory. The Lakewood, New York based brewery took their barley wine and aged in bourbon.
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at barley's taproom in Asheville, nc. Bourbon dominates this beer, which might be a good thing--not much underneath.
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DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours a dark caramel brown with a lasting head. Aroma is heavy toffee smells. Taste is very sweet and rich, with lots of vanilla and toffee flavor. Really thick flavor that lasts on the tongue. Slight oak flavor, but not overly so.
dmac (3528) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Capones on my Thursday lunch trip with Caruso. Poured a dark orange/brown body with a small light beige head. Aroma was great with notes of vanilla, bourbon, wet wood, citrus, toffee and molassess. Medium bodied with rather lively carbonation for a barrel aged beer, foamy mouthfeel and some lingering heat on your throat to showcase the 14.1%. Flavor is rather dry with candle wax vanilla, old dry citrus rind and some plywood. Sadly the flavor doesn’t hold up to the aroma.
GRM (2698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, from a bottle, at TAP NY, savoured on April 28 2012; eye: dirty brown, semi-opaque, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head; nose: woody, bourbon, malt, caramel, light hops, toffee; mouth: woody, bourbon, malt, caramel, light hops, toffee, woody finale with presence of hops and malt, medium-full body, not much carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, lightly alcoholic and syrupy texture; overall: quite fine
Échantillon, d’une bouteille, bue au TAP NY, savourée le 28 avril 2012; œil : brun sale, semi-opaque, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : boisé, bourbon, malt, caramel, léger houblon, toffee; bouche : boisé, bourbon, malt, caramel, léger houblon, toffee, finale boisé avec présence de houblon et malt, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique et sirupeuse; en résumé : bien bon
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at capones. Pours a deep coppery color with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of sweet warm bourbon vanilla and caramel toffee. Taste is much the same.
PhillyCraft (2584) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capones, pours a cloudy light brown with small head, very good lacing. Aromas and taste of sweet vanilla cream, butter, bannana, cloves, candy sugar, caramel toffee, spice, nuts, dark cherry. Nice body, very warming. Excellent barley.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of Bourbon, malt, toffee, caramel, coconut, vanilla, slight alcohol, and just deliciousness. Poured orange/amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet and hot. Tastes malt, Bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, toffee, coconut, slight hops, and slight dark ripe fruit. Full body. Slick, oily, then dry texture. Soft carbonation. Medium sweet, lightly bitter, malt, Bourbon, vanilla, coconut, alcohol, finish is lightly dry. 14.5ABV% is present and hot.
ReggieDunlap (2781) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber/ruby with a thin tan head. Aroma has vanilla, candied fruits (not sweet), caramel and bourbon. Flavor has similar notes...a bit of fig...slightly boozy. Mouthfeel is full and silky with a very warming bourbony/fruity finish.