hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BBB courtesy of footbalm shared on 3/8/10.
hazy chestnut brown colored pour with a small off white ring which settles to a film.
intense aromas of the bourbon barrel and its woody goodness... lesser notes of dates, vanilla, caramel, malt and spices.
it tastes like home made sphinx ranch date bread with a kick of bourbon spice. nice warmth from the booze.
the medium body is quite smooth and soft.... really quaffable. this is very special with food, especially cheese. 7/4/8/4/16/3.9
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz taster from a 750ml bottle at grape & gourmet. pours a reddish, golden copper with a thin white head and light lacing. aroma is great with big notes of sweet oak, caramal, bourbon, and light hops with a touch of dark fruit and spice. flavor is a bit of a let down after the aroma but still tasty with herbal, earthy hops, sweet caramel and toffee, and a bit of cherry with subtle notes of vanilla, bourbon, and wood on the finish. palate is medium bodied with light carbonation and a lingering, sweet, woody aftertaste. overall, a nice barrel aged barley wine.
BuckeyeBoy (3249) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2008 Vintage thanks to JohnGalt1. Pours out dark ruby red amber topped with a very small sand head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, oak, fruit, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste was more of the barrel, with the vanilla, and oak showing very strong. A little more age might be in order for this.
kramer (5347) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is heaavy caramel and vanilla with a touch of wood, some toffee,bourbon, and some light alcohol vapors. The flavor is caramel and vanilla driven as well with a moderate resiny hoppiness on the finish, some dark fruits, fairly well restrained bourbon. A little hot on the finish where the slight oak tannins come out. Mouthfeel is thick and heavy with light soft carbonation. Overall not so bad, but I just don’t think it all came together.
Ernest (6597) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of alcohol/whisky, wood, vanilla, apple skin.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Fairly straightforward. Nothing stands out, but it’s enjoyable enough overall. Thankfully neither the hops nor bourbon are overly strong in the nose.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great aromas of woody caramel. A bit harsh on the palate which would probably subside with a little aging. Decent overall.
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 cc bottle from Capones. Pours mahogany rubyish with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, vinous fruit, hops, vanilla, oaky bourbon. Tastes oaky, bourbony, with a hefty amount of malt, vanilla, hops, and vinous fruit notes to spare. Gets a bit hot late, and remains spirity, oaky, hoppy, and matly, which is a great combo any day.
blutt59 (6166) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
botte, thanks to ericandersnavy, dark red amber in color with honey, caramel and chocolate aroma, flavors of chocolate, whiskey, smoke with a buttery finish
Mora2000 (5924) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. This was an aged bottle that was labeled as Uinta Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine.
The beer pours a red-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is bourbon with some oak and dark fruit notes. The flavor is caramel, toffee, oak, bourbon and some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (10870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark garnet with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, plum, raisin, light oak and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, plum, raisin, carmel, light cocoa and light vanilla with a smooth warming lingering dark fruit finish.