BelgBeerGeek (1263) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head: almost nothing + pretty flat beer itself
Colour: dark brown
Smell: lots of bourbon and vanilla with notes of caramel
Taste: sweet in the start, toffee and caramel with lots of bourbon and the typical vanilla taste, also lots of booze ! not bad but a bit overwhelming ( altough i allready had allot of beers before this one ! )
gEUS (587) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle - thanks to BelgBeerGeek - pours deep amber with no head. Aroma of malt and thick bread... plums, raisins, and so on. Most balanced bourbon bruery beer so far.
ngeunit1 (1550) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Dark brown with a bit of red around the edges with a thin finger of frothy off-white head. Fades very quickly.
S - Caramel, dark caramel, and chocolate malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, brown sugar, black licorice, wheat, raisins and other dark fruits, and some booze.
T - Caramel, dark caramel, and a bit of chocolate malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, brown sugar, black licorice, raisins and other dark fruits, molasses, wheat, a hint of smoke, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming and sweet finish.
D - Very bold and very complex. Also well balanced and the Bourbon is kept in check.
crossovert (4565) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge, boozy, mish-mash of flavors, fruits, cocoa, not the darkest beer. But somehow it works.
maxwelldeux (2226) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a bottle share. Pours a very dark brown color. Nose has a huge amount of bourbon coming off it. Smells and tastes very much like a barley wine, with a smooth finish. Interesting.
Lukaduke (1021) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big Thanks to Dave for sharing this ! Pour a deep brownish umber with traces of copper on the edges, big foamy eggshell head. On the nose its sweet molasses, burnt chocolate, fig , date and even a touch of plum. The palate follows suit with a smooth velvety mouthfeel that ties all the flavors together with great balance... now this is how you blend beer ! Great complexity is added by the background bourbon and oak barrel notes. Vanilla, light warming spices no boozy heat in the finish... just more soft velvety flavor ! Beautiful beer !
Dixonian (1478) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Been wanting to try this one for some time. Deep amber brown pour with a bit of tan head. Nose is ridiculous - caramel, tons of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, chocolate, so complex! Slight sweetness, vanilla, lots of barrel flavor, brown sugar, toffee. Amazing.
pdx77 (341) - Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at Lucky Labrador Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. Toffee and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, prune, caramel, liquor flavors. Though the alcohol packs a punch, it finishes really well, with a sugarplum aftertaste.
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flöska. Deep brown colour, red hue, beige medium head. Pleasant sweet dark fruity malty bourbon caramel aroma, little chocolate too. Good mouthfeel. Sweet malty caramel bourbon dark fruity vanilla alco flavour. Quite pleasant.
Plovmand (5712) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours dark ruby with a creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet bourbon, oak, wood, caramel and toffee. Lots of things going on. The flavor is sweet bourbon, chocolate, wood, vanilla and oak. Long sweet malty finish. To the sweet side but great!