Chipalsa (1087) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jordan, you are the man! This sexy ass beer smelled like macadamia nut cookies with a spicy hint of bourbon! The taste was full of cocoa, vanilla, MORE vanilla and light cherries. It finished bittersweet and warm with a light tart. Seriously good stuff here.
pantanap (3146) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from the society membership... Pours a hazy, somewhat muddled pale yellow brown and topped with a thin wispy barely off-white head... White chocolate chips, cream soda, vanilla and booze in the aroma. Sweet and dessert-like... White chocolate and vanilla upfront. Predominantly sweet with a somewhat prominent boozy note that adds a bit of warmth through the finish. Body not too large despite its strength. Spicy peppery warm backend. Not bad but a small sample size is just enough.
Ibrew2or3 (5741) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of JPDurden24, thanks John. It pours murky light amber with gold edges and copper hues and supporting a thin off white head. The aroma is bold with rich inviting sweet tapioca pudding, toffee, vanilla and then smooth bourbon boozy barrel notes. Wow, smells of pure yum. The taste is as rich as the nose with thick molasses, sweet apricot and apple esters and then moving into some vanilla and nuttiness. Nice stuff.
tgncc (2286) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Via trade with JHogan4. The aroma is - holy shit! - white chocolate!!! Really!! The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, oak, light bourbon. The appearance is a hazy orange, hazy, white head. The flavor is chocolate, vanilla, oak, spicy, bourbon, pretty sweet. The finish is sweet, bourbon warming. Medium in body. Really cool. Definitely not for those who dislike sweet beers. I really like their use of bourbon barrels here. The bourbon makes its presence known, but doesn’t overpower. It just complements the beer nicely. Well done. Thanks, Jeremy.
boFNjackson (3570) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured pale, whitish/gray/pastel orange with a thin head. Big time vanilla and sugary sweet nose. Could pick it up without even putting the glass to my nose. Some oak which smoothed out the edges here and loads of dark, toasted malt sugars with cocoa, white chocolate notes, and big vanilla. If you don’t like things sweet stay away from this.
crosamich (430) - Naples, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the vanilla comes thru quite strongly then bourbon then choco. Heavy but not syrupy, sweet but not quite a "dessert beer". plenty of caramel to go around.
SudsMcDuff (4672) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
had twice now, 2nd time was the better sample .. . the smell is what gets you at first, white chocolate bar and white yogurt pretzels .. . light mouth .. . taste is a smaller version of the aroma, .. . really is a summer time barleywine, the abv is non existent! .. . . If I had a nickel for every time my pants have fallen down from carrying around too many nickels
Strykzone (3810) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. This is sweet and somewhat complex. Cocoa, big booze, coconut. Very smooth despite the alcohol heat. Nicely done.
CaraCurtis (98) - USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Alcoholy in the back, top of roof. Banana immediate upon aroma, but it’s not true. It’s damp, a sweet dough aroma. The taste lingers. It’s delicious all the way through.
JPDurden24 (1070) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy orange and gold pour, aroma of a nestle white chocolate bar and a little booziness and dankness, taste is very white chocolatey and again some booze with some tasty sweetness. Delicious!