onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Murky opaque dark woody copper with a thin rocky light tan head. Aroma is wonderful with caramelly bourbon, oak, light char, vanilla, brown sugar, and dates. Perfect smell for a beer and bourbon lover. Flavor is big and strong with a melange of intense flavours, like oak, boozy bourbon, charred caramel, vanilla, boozy honey, raisins/dates, a wee bit of spruce, earthy sweet toffee fudge, finishing with a wee bit more char and bourbon notes, and a kiss of oak and vanilla.
Chudwick (1782) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from the invited AndyReynolds - barrel aged? Yes. Sweet. Aromas: booze, bourbon, caramel, old man candy and wood.
TimsRatings (362) - - JAN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 12oz bottle.
Poured a murky dark copper with a touch of off-white head. Tastes of caramel and malt and cherry and about 14 other things. Not bad - probably something I would seek out, but very glad I found it.
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djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a dark amber with beige head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is oak, vanilla, and boooze. Medium mouthfeel with rich candy sugar and oak with light fruit and sweet finish. Good.
John25 (196) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany with a very thin tan head. The aroma is honey, oak, and roasted malts. The taste is sweet and dark with that honey and oak powering through. The 11% shows nicely creating a lasting warm aftertaste. Nice balance with a medium sweet palate.
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TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours mahogany with thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and red wine. Flavors of dark fruits (dates/raisins), vanilla, toast, and bourbon with a creamy mouthfeel and peppery finish.
Shot (79) - Westerville, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle. Pours reddish brown with a creamy head that dissipates to a half inch. Aromas are sweet malt, dried fruit and bourbon. Flavors are caramel, chocolate raisin, cinnamon toast and some nutty notes. Boozy finish with distinctive bourbon flavor and a nicely balanced hop presence. Big, creamy, chewy beer. Surprisingly light on the palate which gives it a deceptively lighter feel. But make no mistake, at 11% ABV, this is a heavy hitter. Overall, this is a very nice ale. This would be a good sipper for a cold night. Not as hoppy as many barleywines, but very well balanced.
gripweed57 (510) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy light brown color topped by a medium-sized creamy beige head. Rich, complex butterscotch malt aroma has notes of amaretto and toasted almonds. Flavor is intense sweet alcohol and more amaretto. Subtle oaky notes in mid taste. Hints of dried dark fruits and vanilla bean. Complex, chewy mouthfeel. Very nicely done.
samsmith33 (314) - - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma Is musty, sweet, honey, vegetables. Cloudy brown-orange. Strong. High alcohol. Belgian Wang. Brandy-like taste.
Ed5388 (1725) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a half inch of foamy light tan head. Aroma is boozy, with notes of sweet dark fruits, caramel, rotted citrus, and a hint of oak. Taste is much woodier then the aroma, with strong notes of amaretto, some darker fruits, and sweet caramel.