koleminer20 (2218) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. 500 mL bottle was labeled ’Southern Charred’. The pour was a nice amber color, pretty foggy, with a thin ring of cream colored head. The aroma is pretty heavy on the bourbon. There are hints of vanilla as well, along with lots of malts. The barrel is quite prevalent on the nose. The flavor has a lot more dark fruit than the nose offers. The booze makes its heat fully realized as this is pretty toasty. The mouth feel is pretty thick, with a nice carbonation that helps keep the flavors lingering. Nice boozy and malty aftertaste. Only think this will get better with age
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muddy, rusty, Sedona pour with a small eggshell crown. Caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla, oak, whisky, and hints of cocoa. Really good but enjoy DB...this might be a slight improvement but slight is slight.
Bacterial (2775) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(from notes) Bottle shared at the Stuffed Sandwich last week - thanks! 2014 bottle. Hazy amber pour. Hoppy bourbon malty goodness accompanied by a rather substantial bitter finish.
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 Bottle during RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong bourbon, caramel, dark fruits. Medium mouth with strong roast, whiskey, caramel, wood, sugary malt, very nice.
GMCC2181 (1586) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2013) shared by wolf. Nose of slight smoke/peat/moss.... Pours a muddy red color. Nose of bourbon/vanilla. Taste reminds me of a barley wine... to be more exact north coast old stock barrel aged barley wine. I love the strong malt presence...light smoke/moss. Tons of dark fruits with a slight burn from the high alcohol content. Body is super smooth and will probably get even better with age. Wish I had a bottle to age but oh well. ****good night to a classy lady known as Annie. Rest in peace.
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with minimal of white head. Aroma of bourbon and oak with some hops. Taste of yummy malts, hops, and booze with some nice oakiness.
fluffy (2304) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
had this actually as Southern Charred. pretty good but not super exciting.
Thisis12ptfont (1100) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is vanilla, oak, cinnamon, coconut, roasted caramel, molasses, toffee and roasted malt syrup. Appears a deep copper with no foam whatsoever. Taste is big bourbon, oak, coconut, toffee, vanilla, and caramel latte upfront. Some more subtle notes of roasted molasses, roasted amber malts, espresso oils, cough syrup and strong malt syrup. Overall, this is absolutely incredible. I’m really impressed that I can taste the base beer on this one. It literally tastes like Double Bastard with bourbon, vanilla, coconut and oak added. Also, this is smooth as hell. I get no alcohol burn on this whatsoever. Really impressive.
JonDGAF (3) - Fontana, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer was awesome, one of the best barrel aged beers I have tasted. Follow the link below for the video review.
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a murky dirty brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of wood and rye whiskey is pretty dominant with some light hoppy relics notes. Taste is also dominated by rye whiskey notes with quite a bit of woody notes with some residuals sugar notes and light fading hoppy notes. Body is full with good carbonation with some well-balanced warming notes. One of the best nightcap beers I’ve tasted in the recent months.