neepsntatties (2028) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Rating from old notes. Bottle. Colour...no head at all, but a semi deep amber colour. Nose...holy oaky! Loads of quercus and loads of Bourbon!! Palate...man! Even more oak and Bourbon! But there’s plenty of vanilla, toffee and marshmallow to temper the booze and oak. Dark fruits are present as are some notes of light bodied molasses and almond paste. The finish is quite a lingerer with the Bourbon coming in for an encore! portableparty (2379) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013
12 oz. bottle 2011 shared by Bacterial. Pours a unclear dark amber with no head. Aroma is warming booze and caramel malt and subtle dark fruit. Taste is sweet and warming molasses burnt sugars and caramel candies and subtle vanilla. Palate is full slick sticky and warming finish. Pretty nice! DrewFace (969) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours aight amber color, much lighter than the Fred wood. Big alcohol and bourbon aroma. Toasty and caramel malt flavor with all the bourbon and wood. Very delicious! Highly recommended. beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle from DrewFace. Aroma is all bourbon, nothing else. Flavor is strong bourbon and nice barrel character. Some vanilla in there too. Like it better than Fred from the wood. Homer321 (5166) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Drew. Face. Nose full of bourbon. Vanilla yes. Little apricot. Full of yum
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StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
12 oz bottle, 2012. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a small off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma features bourbon, butterscotch and toffee. The taste, like the aroma, is bourbon butterscotch and toffee, The palate is fill and smooth and the carbonation is soft. Finishes long with lingering butterscotch. Overall:Tasty stuff. jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle, 2013 version. I knew going in that this was going to be flat, so I tried to temper expectations a little. Pours clear mahogany, just the slightest hint of carbonation. Big alcohol legs. Huge, sweet bourbon on the nose, hard toffee, oakiness. Full, chewy mouthfeel; caramel, bourbon, a little woodiness and almond. Like a cross, someone earlier mentioned, between a bourbon, a beer, and a port. Very nice, regardless. rdixon77 (2944) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Thanks to drowland for the share!
A great tasting bourbon aged beer...hurt slightly by carbonation issues. Pour was murky brown with almost no head. Fantastic taste...vanilla, caramel, sugar. Perfectly balanced bourbon flavor with sweetness and wood and no burn. Very flat that it gave the beer an unnecessarily heavy taste. Even with the carbonation issue, a heck of a beer. DialSquare (5119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
On tap at the brewpub in portland. I’m not a big bourbon guy, so grain of salt here: dark brown with ring light tan. Sugary booooozy, bourbon, thick, a whisky shot of sludge. Not for me, but interesting to try. 7.0 Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours a deep burnt sienna color with a trace of bubbles... aromas are big bourbon, oak, caramel and composted matter. The palate follows the with much more nuanced sweet notes... caramel, toffee, burnt sugar and dates. Earthy deep bourbon soaked wood, leather round out the back end of the palate. Obviously could use a touch of carbonation to liven up the flavors a touch but overall a big bad barley wine !