jsquire (3757) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Brown beer in the snifter with a small brown head. Big bourbon nose. This is a big, bourbon centric beer. Lots of vanilla and big malty sweetness, but all under the bourbon. Tastey but simple.
radagast83 (5816) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a growler of "Bourbon Barrel Winter Warmer" - Not exactly a "bad" thing but the aroma reminds me a bit of dill pickles immediately then a moments pause later I get the vanilla bourbon. Bourbon dominates this brew. Malts.
anders37 (19545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty bourbon and caramel aroma with hints of vanilla. Sweetish malty toffee and dark fruit flavor with hitns of bourbon and oak. Has a sweetish malty oaky caramel and bourbon finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with no lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (bread, cookie, toast), floral hops, and fruity esters (pear, peach) with light bourbon notes. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet texture and dry finish.
argo0 (12322) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Clear amber body, small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some grapefruit, light Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some Bourbon. Medium body, low carbonation.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL. Pour is clear deep amber with tan bubbles. No real head. Aroma is sweet toffee, chocolate, maple, sugar, light spicy booze. Taste is light aged rum, watery, spicy booze, caramel, oak, sugar water. Palate is light, sugary, heavy rum alcohol. Meh.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sugar and toffee nose with lots of bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lots of chocolate, kits of bourbon, pounds of toffee. Astringent.
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94, thanks! Bright amber color, small white head. Aroma and taste of sweet caramel and creme brulee. Nice.
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2011 Pours clearish amber. Nose of bourbon, cherries, plums, oak and caramel. Vanilla, more oak, bourbon and caramel in taste. A little thin bodied, but sticky. Like a watered-down Backwoods Bastard. Tasty, but a little lacking.
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with pittsburghkid. Pours a slightly hazed reddish amber with a thin-moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Very pleasant aroma of vanilla, caramel, bourbon, and brown sugar. The flavor steps back just a bit from the aroma with malt, bourbon, and vanilla are present, but the caramel richness is weak. Medium bodied, but lighter in body than I would expect for a barley wine. Ok as it is, but was hoping for a bit more.