dnstone (3548) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Fresh wood barrel, syrup/walnut aroma. An apple-cideresque hazy brown. A nice warming whiskey barrell syrupy walnut flavor. That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Crushed at BSAF 10. Pretty sweet brew. Very fruity with some vanilla and other whiskey notes. More sweet than anything, but pretty solid. ctipping (2236) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2016
500 mL bottle. Murky brown with a reddish tinge. Lots of bourbon. Very oaky and nutty bourbon aroma. Boozy and a little bit of brown sugar. Taste is also a ton of bourbon. Really strong bourbon and oak. Brown sugar behind it. Some vanilla in the back end. Lingering bourbon and booze. Medium heavy. Very boozy, but not very sweet, which I appreciate. Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - APR 18, 2007
flat purple pour . raisin juice aroma hit me hard. but i like pain. this was the 05 vintage, i can only imagine how hot this was at one time. surprisingly drinkable. the bourbon was definitive, i knew it had to be aged in something, and seeing wild turkey now makes sense. strong booze and plum notes with a lot of ancillary flavors. pepper, banana, bubble gum, finishes with a lingering grapeskin and vanilla bourbon. after a glass my mood was improved tremendously. just the thing to have after working a bad shift on a scheduled day off. yourilevesque (1865) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
Merci à Marc-André pour le partage. Un Barley Wine élaborés par des brasseurs issus du monde du Scotch et du Whisky. Ça se sent. Ça se goûte. Ça paraît! Arômes complexes de sirop d’érable, de whisky malté et de barrique vanillée. Smooth, riche, intelligent. Jamais je redoute les 12,5% d’alcool qui m’attendent dans ce breuvage qui a immédiatement su gagner ma confiance. J’ai envie d’y plonger les lèvres. En bouche, outre un caramel doux, je note beaucoup de chocolat. Au fil des gorgées, une belle chaleur s’installe au fond de ma gorge qui révèle des notes épicées qui jusqu’alors n’existaient pas. Texture parfaite en bouche. L’influence du monde du Scotch est évidente ici dans cette bière qui me donne l’impression de boire un whisky ayant la buvabilité d’une bière. Un whisky session? Magnifique produit!
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2007
On tap @ 5th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Definately one of the better barrel aged beers of the night. Balanced, it took on the character of the barrel (oak, vanilla, bourbon, coconut) and also the maltiness of the original beer, with hints of caramel and fruit. A nice brew. Bill Becker (1808) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Thanks to Aaron for the hand delivered bottle just because I hooked him up with some BCBS in Casper.
Pours a hazy to cloudy deep brown colour ala a Thomas Hardy Ale. Small and then no head of foam, no lacing.
Huge caramel malt and dark fruits in the smell with port like notes. Got all of that immediately following removing the waxed cap. That. .got me all excited.
How is the taste, Bitterbill? Exactly like what the smell indicated. Caramel malt that is sweet but not overly so. Dark pitted fruit and that unmistakable taste of Port as in a properly cellared Thomas Hardy. I reckon that this is THE closest to That wonderful elixir the US has to offer.
Sticky full mouthfeel with the gentlest carbonation.
This is absolutely fabulous. Amazing. Incredible.
Easily makes it to my top 5 beers ever. Maybe even number 1. I’ll decide that when I am finished.
Oh yeah, there’s some definite heat to this baby but it is part of the beauty. bleeng (1691) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2005 vintage served during the 2007 GABF. Solid black pour with no head. Nose of malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Very smooth and a bit carbonated. Taste is sweet, chocolately, and the alcohol is well hidden for this monster beer. Almost too drinkable and dangerous. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Tasted at GABF 2008. I really loved this beer. Dark as ever with vanilla, chocolate, malt and caramel on the nose. Very smooth palate with flavors of chocolate and sweet malts. Just loved this. waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
tap. hazy mahogony with no head. oakrum malt aroma. rich bourbon flavor caramel sugar and maple. deliciuous.