RobertDale (6650) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Sampled at Boulevardia 2917. Comes reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, fruit, caramel, and malt. Taste is bourbon, dark fruit, caramel, and wood. Nice sipper. AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2017
2015 bourbon area aged barley wine ale. 750ML, split 4 ways. dark raisin color beer. Taste, already a lot of oxidation. brown sugar, booze, raisin, bourbon, tons of ashy vinuous oak. really intense. I could still kill a bottle. djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle thanks to Casey. Pours a cloudy brown with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is bourbon, toasted malts, wood. Medium mouth, vanilla, wood, coconut, boozy finish, good. koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. The pour is a decent copper color with a noticeable lack of head that is a little surprising. The carbonation seems to be there a bit, but the head just isn’t present. The aroma has a little sweetness to go with a nice spiciness from the rye. There is a touch of pine and then a blast of pineapple. The flavor is really, really boozy. The dark fruit and roasted malt come in a little with a touch of spiciness, but it’s really hot. The mouth feel is pretty thin, with a soft carbonation that helps a touch, but not much. The aftertaste is lingeringly sweet (strange) with a light rye character. jgb9348 (6394) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Deep brown coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, pine, rye, oak, bourbon and a nice rich malt. Full-bodied; Super strong flavour of alcohol, rye, bourbon and grain with a big finish and a lot of complexity throughout. Aftertaste is pungent and strong with a lot of grain and alcohol, with a good deal of vanilla, oak and of course bourbon as well - very nice and strong, great to sample here in Oklahoma! This is bottle #1590 of 1960. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased on 13-September-2014 at Spitzer’s Liquor in Norman, Oklahoma for US$13,00 sampled later in the day during a tailgate before an OU Football game versus Tennessee!
Ibrew2or3 (8743) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a crystal clear deep copper body that supports a really nice looking tan head of foam. The aroma comes across malty , a little bit of molasses and then brighter notes of fruitiness such as prunes that’s mixed with pine hops. Wow, the taste is awfully smooth with malty sweetness, molasses and then it runs right into smooth yet firm pine hoppy goodness. Toward the finish nectar sweet dark fruity esters murmur to the surface as well as what seems like a smooth soft bourbon barrel sensation. This is a smooth and sweet delicious beer. edgallow (4312) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2014
750 ml bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of spice, whiskey and malts. Taste is sweet caramel, spice and whiskey. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Copper edges with a brown center, nearly opaque. Thick, syrupy looking with no head. Even swirling only brings a mild, beige collar. Aroma includes lightly spicy rye, mildly tart apple & prune, some sharp booziness edging on acetone, butter & some generic, sticky caramel malts. I don’t explicitly get "bourbon" or "barrel"... Mostly just boozy. Taste starts with sweet, dark fruits; prunes & raisins coated in some sticky caramel. Bourbon barrel notes finally noticeable, but very light & timid. Hint of booze in the finish, kind of unrefined feeling with a bit of spicy, toasted rye bread coating the palate in the aftertaste. Body doesn’t feel nearly as thick as it looked, medium. I don’t love this one, it seems a little unfinished; a work in progress. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to northernbrews for sharing. Pours a cloudy copper color with a small thin ring of head. Love the aroma. Rye bread, oak, coconut, and bourbon. Tastes like rye bread, bourbon and butter. As it warms, the buttery taste become distracting. Rough mouthfeel too. Overall, I bet this beer was better when it was ultra fresh. A little messy now. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Courtesy of northernbrews
The aroma consists of caramel, rye, faint vanilla, butter, and even less bourbon. It pours a hazy brownish-orange with a small khaki head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with caramel and faint fruit. The finish has rye, buttered popcorn, light vanilla, and faint bourbon. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, the buttered popcorn is too hard to look past.