Ratman197 (15456) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Bomber poured a cloudy reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of whiskey, vanilla, toffee, carmel, oak and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of whiskey, toffee, carmel, vanilla, dried fruit and light oak with a smooth warming lingering toffee finish. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 On tap at Rackhouse Rare beer tasting 2011, had it side by side with the regular Bligh’s barleywine. While the regular was hot, this one was more balanced (somehow) and the heat was more expected with a Stranahans treatment. Orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of vanilla, toffee, whiskey notes with some earth, dark fruit and caramel as well. Taste was nice but big, notes of toffee, caramel, and dark fruits blended with the vanilla and whiskey flavors well, touch of oak dried it out with a earthy bitter and dry finish.