footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, RBSG. Tasted in an amazing outdoor setting at the Bistro. Warm and syrupy. Fruity and caramelly. I really love the regular version and this was so well done with the aging that I knew I was still drinking the same beer just with a few added extras. Yeah, it was a bit sweet but sweet with many wonderful flavors. What a nice treat from Greg and Stone.
TheHOFF43 (1670) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with creamy head. Bourbon, malts, caramel and dark fruits on the nose. Taste is similar, sweet and boozy.
Bacterial (1196) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Levi’s LOL tasting. Amber pour with a slight tan head. Malty nose , lots of bourbon, malt and bitterness. Good.
BVery (5606) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky amber pour. Bourbon and wood. Smooth easy drinking palate. Solid.
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown with a cream head. Vanilla, wood sticky, sweet caramel, and toffee. Great palate, heavy wood, caramel, alcohol, toffee, sticky finish
boFNjackson (4022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2010 vintage) @ a recent bottle share... Poured mildly hazy amberish with a thin head. Nice bourbon note in both the aroma and taste. Dried stone fruit with toasted toffee and caramel and a charred grain and wood flavor.
Rando7 (697) - Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours murky amber brown with moderate brief tan head. Typical sweet barleywine malty aroma with hops, then trace of oak and bourbon. Taste sweet malts with moderate hop bitterness, finish moderate hop and oak bitterness. Thick palate. Nothing special.
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at World of Beers, Key West. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, dried fruit, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, malt, oak and notes af hops.
Ratman197 (9012) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of prunes, oak, vanilla, toffee, sherry and light bourbon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, caramel, sherry, dried fruit, light vanilla and light bourbon with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
jredmond (5016) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Eric’s place with the Philly crew. Pours a deep blackish body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is strong bourbon, oak and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium with notes chocolate, bourbon, oak, light vanilla, faint maple character, molasses and light spice.
Earlier Rating: 10/7/2010 Total Score: 4
Draft during the 40 tap Stone Event @ Rattle n Hum with Andrew, Big Tony, PJ, and Brendan. 2006 Vintage. Pours a deep reddish-amber body with minor white lacing. Aroma is slight sweet bourbon. Mouthfeel is slick with the bourbon the clear showcase in the flavor. Not boozy at all.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 vintage 50cl caged and corked bottle pours with a deep amber to copper body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a mix of sweet dark fruity esters, resiny pine like hops and then rolling into molasses, bourbon booze and spicy oak. The taste begins sweet with prunes and sweet ripe dark red cherries and mixed with sweet malts and a touch of caramel. It then picks up a robust level of resiny bitter pine hops as well as smooth sweet bourbon booze with some spicy oak hanging around at the periphery. Great balance in beer notes, barrel notes and richness. Solid.