djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is bourbon, vanilla, wood. Medium mouth, candy sugar, toffee, nice bourbon, very nice.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours cloudy and brown with a fleeting, white head. The aroma delivers singed caramel and burnt marshmallows accompanied by dark berries and a fruity-bourbony element. Medium-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor is all about charcoal and red-hot bourbon. Bitter, acrid, ethanol finish. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!
mar (5065) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown a cream head. Bourbon, vanilla, wood, caramel and toffee. Very nice palate, heavy vanilla, wood, whisky, faint alcohol, rich finish.
DesertDevil (673) - Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle opened by jpdurden24. Typical barleywine nose of cloyingly sweet caramel, along with heavy oak, bourbon, and light vanilla. Pours medium maroon-brown. Fairly sharp taste of sour-mash and hot bourbon, a lot of oak tannins, and a dry, vinous finish. Just OK.
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Resinous hops burst through toasted bread and caramel in this flavourful but somewhat dishevelled strong ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy pale brown.
-Malts share nuttiness as well.
-Alcohol shares a little warmth.
-Bitterness is important.
-This lacks richness and depth for my personal tastes in the style.
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (on Christmas)... Poured brownish with a thin forming head. Toasted, caramel, toffee, burnt brown sugar and wood here. Nice tasting with hints of whiskey-like booze.
Huhzubendah (3098) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by durwoodx. Thanks Darrell.
The beer is dark brown, slightly crimson. The head is light beige and forms a thin cap atop the beer. The aroma offers a healthy amount of bourbon, followed by oak, malt, booze. Good flavor, with a lot of bourbon. Alcohol presence is minimal, considering the high gravity of this beer. Really enjoyable. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-02-2011
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vinous, oak, raisins, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor of bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, oak, light chocolate, and toffee.
JohnnyJ (5080) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample thanks to Dr. Bill. Brown pour, small head. Sweet malts, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruit, raisin, note of oak and bourbon (vanilla), and a bit boozy. A nice old ale, that would be great for dessert.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to DrBill. Pours with a hazed deep brown body and minimum head. Aroma is fruity, with alcohol, spicy, peppery, cologne, bourbon. Flavors are brown sugar, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon and spice. Creamy mouthfeel with light bubbles.