Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Outrageous. Pours dark, ruby-brown with a moderate tan head. Some dark fruits and light booze in the nose. Flavor is sweet, somewhat malty, plenty of plum, grape, brown sugar, and a bit of chocolate towards the end. Medium in body, modestly carbonated, a little vinous. A lot delicious. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at the Tasting Room in San Diego. Somewhat hazy amber/brownish beer with a nice lasting beige/yellowish lasting head. Malty fruity aroma, caramel, grapes, toffee, citrus, woody, vanilla notes, a bit herbal and with orange notes. Caramel flavor, raisins, figs, plums, citrus, toffee, warming alcohol, biscuits, nutty notes, banana, some grapes. Full bodied. Delicious beer! brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap @ Lucky Pie. Pours dark amber, light brown, with a thick off-white head. Maple syrup, booze, pecans, and chocolate. Whiskey, vanilla, coconut, and oak. Damn good. Dark fruits, too. Flavors of chocolate, maple syrup, caramel, and booze. Bourbon, vanilla, pecans, and oak. Dark fruit, cola, and touch of coconut. djd07 (14564) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2016
On tap at Choice City. Labeled as Heaven Hill BA Barleywine. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel, toasted malt, candy sugar, bourbon, wood. Slick mouthfeel, very hot and boozy, candy sugar, toffee, very good. cubs (10636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap @ Lucky Pie. Pours a reddish orange appearance with a dark brown head. Rich toasted malty, caramel, smooth bourbon, dark fruity, light cedar, delicious aroma. Toffee, dark chocolate, tannic, fig, maple, dark grape, sweet bourbon, somewhat herbal/grassy hoppy flavor. Solid brew.
onceblind (9700) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Semi clear dark nutty amber with a lovely bourbon-full nose of brown sugar and dark oaked vanilla, with some dark dates and cherry and caramel awesomeness. Immaculate. Flavor is equally so. Lots of cherry and caramel and vanilla and brown sugar and sweetness. Awesome levels of sweet bourbony booze and oak, with a wonderful stone fruit and sweet deep maltiness. And pecan. Just perfect. blipp (9299) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Toffee sweet aroma with bourbon sweetness, fruity hops, and maybe molasses or something like that. Similar flavor, bourbon sweetness with sweet toffee/caramel malts. Good, not great. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Brown pour with tan head. Bourbon, bourbon, bourbon... Some light chocolate and malty notes. No hops to speak of. Smooth for what it is. egajdzis (6589) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2011 Dark red brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, some char, dried fruits, caramel, and alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, charred wood, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, buttery caramel malts, brown sugar, and light alcohol in the finish. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
Draft sample at Stone Oakquinox 2010. Deep orange amber pour, off-white head. Caramel malt, sweet toffee, slight note of fruit, grapefruit, citrus, oak, and bourbon. Nice beer.