AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle shared with Chudwick the C.H.U.D. of the New York sewers. Whiskey shakes at the first sniff. I get some vanilla, brown sugar, and bourbon. My poor dog is having pushups done by his ass by a toddler. Remembering a time before children and friends‘ children and this thing called freedom that I never cherished enough, but should have. Do you remember a time? Like a child molester use to sing about. Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2014
One year old 12oz bottle shared by the motorcycle-loving AndyReynolds - nose is wood, booze and bourbon. Sip adds chocolate (malt) and brown sugar. Sweet. Big body. A sipper. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Poured from. Bottle I picked up in lansing. Pours a ruby amber with a thin tan head. Oak and sweet caramel and malt up front. Alcohol. Slightly tart and very bready. Very malty. Somewhat bitter also. Very nice beer. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Big thanks to Chuckaduck. Some nice, thick wax on this thing. Prioring the cap off was a 2+ minute endeavor. Almost entirely hazy dark brown color. Slightly red. Small ring of somewhat bubbly off-white / khaki head. Awesome, big rich bourbony vanilla nose. Oaky, woody, vanilla and bourbony. Really nice aroma. Some dark fruit, caramel, and bourbon in the flavor. Very good aroma. Few reaches of lace, with sips, pretty good for a 12+% BW, really. Bigger body, but not too sticky. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Lightly drying finish, but still kind of slick in the finish. Good moderate sweet taste, not at all cloying. For 12%, alcohol is well hidden. Some light warmth at the end, but nothing bothersome, works well with the bourbon and barleywine flavors. A lot of good vanilla here, pairs well with the caramel and light dark fruit. Very good stuff BB aged BW. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits and chocolate. Awesome.
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Nice and sweet and very boozy. Flavors of raisins, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, and burnt sugar. Very good if in the mood for something sweet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin sudsy tannish head, little lacing.   Oak and alcohol immediately up front, otherwise slight bourbon and burnt vanilla.   Bourbon is more noticeable on the tongue, albeit its not all that sweet.   A little tangy and tart, body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Semi-sweet oak on the finish, caramel malt albeit not all that sweet, with a strong tart breadiness.   Pretty tasty, but while not rough for the 12% ABV, its a little rough in that its not soft and sweet like many others.   Still fairly tasty tho!   Thanks Kevin! Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
12oz at my place with group. Aroma is bourbon, oak barley. Taste is bourbon and more bourbon, malt. Finish is long bourbon. brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Thanks Scott! Dark caramel color, minimal head/lace. Smells of booze, oak, oxidation, and bourbon. Thin; needs way more body. Decent taste I guess; doesn't resonate. Not bad, but def forgettable. DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Overall I had high hopes for this one, especially after smelling it, but the taste just has too much alcohol up front at the moment. It gets considerably better as it warms up, but it is very strong. It’s a little over carbonated but the nose is great. I’d rank this slightly behind the BA stout, and way behind the BA porter, though I could see this being much better with more time on it. Will hold onto my other bottle for a while, at least a year.