brokensail (15638) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by GT. Mahogany pour with an off-white head. Big whiskey, chocolate, and butterscotch aromas. Toffee, treacle, vanilla, and some booze. A touch of dark fruit, brown sugar, and oak. Nice sweetness of toffee and brown sugar. Vanilla, whiskey, oak, and some butterscotch. Some alcohol heat, dark fruit, and chocolate as well.
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The was from a bottle at the RBSG Grand Tasting. It poured a murky orange-brown with an off white head. Nose of bourbon, ripe fruit, ,sugar and vanilla. Medium plus body. Alcoholic mouth feel. Flavor is wood, fruit, and floral hops, Bitter sweet finish. Quite tasty.
douglas88 (8177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pours a cloudy orange brown color with a medium white head. A big sweet oak and vanilla nose. The flavor is big whiskey, oak, huge oxidation, fruit. Toasty. Very damn good.
BuckeyeBoy (5644) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours out a hazy brown topped with a tan head. Nose is barrel notes whiskey caramel sweetness and some vanilla. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel and booze.
Sledutah (6898) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting in Portland
Clear dark amber with a medium sized beige head, some lacing. Aroma of brown sugar and toffee. Taste of sweet malts and woody
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a cloudy brown with white head. The aroma is candy sugar, booze, caramel. Medium mouth, similar flavors to nose, very good
Ferris (12151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Bourbon barrel notes. Deep Marion with a rich beige head. Whisky and caramel with a light boozy finish. A bit thin.
Sarlacc83 (1809) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2015 Bottle. From me!
A: Dark mahogany body with a creme color head and lacing.
N: Oxidation, caramel, vanilla, whiskey, toffee, pineapple, grapefruit. Some biscuit and oak. Raisin and prune. Toast and peppercorn. A bit of marshmallow and coconut roaming around in here as well. Heaps of brown sugar.
T: Very sweet with some light bitterness.
M: Medium body, prickly carbonation, and a touch of alcohol.
O: Fine barleywine. Lesser than their new batch, but it’s certainly worthy of a sip.
fletchfighters (1394) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange amber color, off white head with spotty lacing.
Nose is dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, slight notes of whisky and oak.
Taste reflects the nose. A bit more dark fruits and caramel. Slightly sweet and dusty but a nice beer overall
jredmond (7334) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Franks. Late in the night which may have attributed to palate fatigure, but this was decent. Pours a deep amber body with light lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, light malt, light dust and faint spice. Mouthfeel is strong oak, caramel booziness, light toffee and dark fruits.
PhillyCraft (5489) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tim or Bill I think. Pours brown color with little to no head, random and sporadic lace. Really old smelling with some dusty oak, plum, fig, and toffee. Really hot but I didn’t mind at this stage of the night. Not bad but not great either.