That1Guy (2236) - 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. Kevin (2199) - 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. ctipping (1963) - 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. 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. yourilevesque (1829) - 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!
bleeng (1681) - 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. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Boulder Strong Fest 2010. Red/brown orange and black... this beer looked wild with almost no head. Aroma is sticky, sugary, pecan pie. Flavor is boiled down sugar water, peach, and other fruit. I burped pecan pie while drinking this. Brownie with nuts in flavor and burning booze. As it warms, a little too artificial cough syrupy, but not really. Similar texture though. Somehow still really awesome...top couple of this fest. luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Sampled at the 5th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Beer is nearly opaque dark brown without any head to speak of.<P>
The aroma is malty with moderate notes of smokey roasted grain and chocolate, light notes of biscuit, molasses and malt syrup; Hoppy with trace notes of tangy herb; Yeasty with a trace of basement; Light-to-moderate miscellaneous notes of cherry/berry, wood and burbon, trace note of roasted coconut.<P>
The flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet, lightly bitter with an average-length, moderately sweet finish.<P>
The body is full, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is soft.<P>
Desserty and rich. Luxe, complex and sweet. Enjoyable.