Cunningham (7977) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2017 daleharshman (1064) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at brewery a few weeks back. Pours a nice mahogany hue with a thin layer of tan foam. Aroma mainly of earthy peaty malts, strong bourbon, and vanilla with lesser notes of caramel, thick molasses, and dried fruit. The hoppiness of fresh Numbskull has really faded in the nose here. Flavor has significant bourbon, dark sticky toffee, chocolate-covered maraschino cherries, wet oak, and brown sugar. There is still some hop-tinged flavors here, but the barrel is dominant. Mildly sweet and a bit soft on the palate. There is a tingle of alcohol in the finish -- it warms but does not distract here. Excellent execution on this one. Glad to finally get to try this one...it completes my trifecta of barrel-aged Alesmith classics, along with the equally amazing BA Speedway and BA Wee Heavy. (474, 692)
Black color with a fine beige head. Good lacing. Looks good. Good intensity in the aroma. Lots of bourbon and oak. Full body and a smooth carbonation level. Decent sweetness and a oily texture. Good lasting flavor with chocolate, roast, toffee, bourbon, oak and espresso. Tasty nice evening sipper.DarkMagus (538) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2017
[Bottle at The Blåbær Lambik 2017 Release queue outside Himmeriget in Copenhagen, Denmark]
Pours a dark brownish-black color with a thin tan ring of foam. Sweet caramel and treacle toffee aroma with dark dried fruits, hop bitterness, some coffee, burnt toast, cacao, a hint of tobacco, wood and alcohol. Flavors were loaded with bourbon barrel phenols, alcoh neongolden (1649) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2017
(On tap @ Anvil and Stave, April 5/17) Pours a deep red tinged brown with a stable fine white head. Aroma is dried figs, toffee, grapes, vanilla, bourbon. Flavour mimics it a bunch, rich toffee, figs, vanilla, mixed dried fruit, some whiskey, light heat, oak. A bit nutty. Pretty balanced for the abv. Medium full body and soft carb.
A textbook high-quality bourbon barrel barley wine. Gerbeer (3753) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
On tap at Anvil & Stave. Pours a very dark brown with light head. Aromas of sweet roasted malts, caramel, dry bourbon and hint of fruit. Flavors of same with a little more bourbon ABV.
Very nice. gyllenbock (9177) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2017
On tap at Anvil & Stave. Dark brown with a small head. Sweet with dried fruit, toffee, vanilla, bourbon and malt. The body was full and the mouthfeel fairly relaxed. A nice one to sip.
dogfish120love (1331) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Pours a murky light brown faint around the rim lacing. The aroma is heavy caramel, vanilla, chocolate coffee bourbon, toffee figs and raisins. Flavor is sweet but not cloying weihenweizen (3826) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Clear light brown with small white head. Aroma is caramel, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt, bourbon, some wood, and a little alcohol. Jokestereo (362) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
Pours hazy dark brown with a thin light tanned head. Aroma; Vanilla, bourbon, toffee and oak. Taste; Bourbon, vanilla, toffee, almond and a touch of dried dark fruits. Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. AdmiralVernon (1195) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2016
A: Deep brown coloured with some red notes and a huge offwhite head N: Bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, tobacco T: Bourbon, vanilla, toffee O: Very nice balanced!