jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 3, 2013beer_boomer (1) - Brew City, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2017 does not count
Bomber. Pours gold with thin white head that retains. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruit, and oak. Flavor is the initially oak and vanilla with a citrus and tropical finish. Had low expectations but was pleasantly surprised. Very nice.
The barrel-aged essence combined with strong, imperial foundation is fascinating - a real treat! Best savored like a fine bourbon or Scotch without food or or any other distractions other than the sunset & sounds from the nearby forest. Sip, donít drink.
From 12 oz. bottle purchased today & enjoyed on a pleasant summer evening. Ahuth (570) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy orange. The smell is citrus and fruity like a IPA. The palate is light and crisp. The taste is big bourbon barrel. Sweet bourbon and oaky. Then a citrus grapefruit finish. I didnít have high hopes but I was proven wrong by the taste. Arayaga2 (2192) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Even toned gold with a half inch of white head. Aroma is woody caramel, and some fruity hop note. Taste is the same, with a white wine edge up front, and astringent wood and alcohol into the finish, all tempered with vanilla.
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Aromas are diverse - orange, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, some mild peppery spice, a little pine/spruce.
Color is a light amber/orange with a small off-white head.
Taste is fairly sweet (probably from the 12% alcohol, which is otherwise well hidden); bitterness is high but balanced by the sweetness and variety of flavors.
Body is medium; alcohol is fairly well disguised; texture is oily; carbonation average; finish is long...
Overall I like this beer quite a bit - the flavors are complex and diverse; it is also very well balanced for an imperial IPA, definitely not just a hop bomb. Voodoo (659) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Pours a clear amber with a healthy white head which hangs around a while......aroma of sweet maltiness, vanilla.....taste is bourbon, sweet malt, booze, touch hollow in the middle then oak, booze and bitterness hang around long after the beer is gone.
atilla88 (4) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2017 does not count
I like it. I'm not sure it's great. Have to do a note.adding more characters to get the 75.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone elbernays (1479) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle from McHughs. Pours clearish amber with thin white head. Aroma is molasses, vanilla, toffee, oak, whiskey, pine, earthy, brown sugar. Flavour is a a sticky toffee with brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla, soft alcohol bitter finish. A barleywine by any standard. Barrel aged imperial it is not. Homer321 (5045) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle to glass. A moderate vanilla and boozy aroma. Moderate grassy hops. Fairly clear gold pour with a large off white head. Taste is initially bitter then some aged cheesy hops with grassy notes. This is a decent barrel aged Barleywine. Fairly sweet. Probably not a good DIPA. reminds me of Thomas creek DIPA. sloth (2897) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2017 Large off white head with very good retention and a decent lace. Clear, light amber colored brew. Nose is woody, bourbony, slight pine notes, love the woody notes, love,m!. Body is med/full, dry on the palate, soft carbo, hint astringent, in a good way and a bit of gumption. Dry malts, light boozy notes, nicely lumbered (fuckin oakey dare i say!!?? WOW) vanilla and wood with light piney notes, earthy and fairly sublime. Dry finish, nice bite, bone dry and lovely, sappy?? Thanks for the short BAging, well done! Gotta say OAK! I dig it! 12oz bottles from statelineliquors. ABI blows ehaak26 (499) - - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle from Ajís Beer Warehouse. Aroma is overwhelming vanilla, with a bitter hop finish. Could use more balance.