Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capone’s. Cherry brown color, good head for a high abbreviation beer. Aroma was caramel and fruit. Lots of complexity in this one, all flavors in the description come through clearly...dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, oak...and of course bourbon. The bourbon was strong, but not overpowering and not burning. I enjoyed this.
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s for the Cigar City Philly Beer Week Event with Leafs93 and O’Meara. Pours a dark brown color with an off white foam head. Heavy dark fruit taste. A malt bomb that reminds me somewhat of Raison D’Extra but less boozy.
Leafs93 (2126) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with tan head. Aroma was oak, vanilla, caramel and smokeyness. Taste was smokey sweet. The vanilla came throughnas it warmed.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle. Pours a beautiful clear ruby-copper colour. Aroma is very nice with a mix of hops, alcohol and some sweetness. The hop flavours die away early leaving a pleasant caramel, barley taste. I enjoyed this more than most barley wines, helped by the generous addition of hops : )
tommann (3385) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dark copper with a large head. Aroma is molasses, fig with a bit of bourbon underneath. Taste has raisin to start. Mild bourbon and caramel in the finish. Subtle and not over powering but tasty.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Deep red colour on the pour with a hefty white bubbly head. Lovely aroma of hops mingled with sweet vanilla. Caramel and vanilla on the taste, with plenty of sweetness. I really like this one, as the bourbon isn’t that prominent – just comes and goes as a general sweetness. Good alcohol on the finish  600th rating
Blairgus (4172) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 June 2011, bottle at one of CGarvieuk’s legendary tastings! dark ruby, clear, frothy head. vanilla, barley wine aroma with a great sickly bourbon sweetness. med body and faintly fizzy. gorgeous! sugary vanilla, creme brule, bourbon barley wine. lovely!
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... copper red ... thin creamy off white head ... sweet vanilla sweet tofeee nose ... juicy malts ... soft toffee ... light roast ... vanilla
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. A nice bourbon nose and flavor. Smooth for the alcohol content. Also get some vanilla.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brownish red. Smells of toffee, citrus, pine, chocolate, and big malt profile. Taste of chocolate and earthiness really come through as well as pine, toffee and some vanilla and the alcohol is really subdued. Mouthfeel is thick and the finish is long and bitter.