GenDV138 (7964) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2018
750 ml caged and corked bottle shared. 2016 vintage. Clear dark amber brown with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, floral, oak. Tastes of caramel, toffee, floral, oak. Medium body with a dry finish. Barrel character pretty subdued, maybe faded from age. bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2017
Rating #2784 - 2016.08.29 - Bottleshare at CBI. Thanks Tim. Hazy orange-brown pour, bubbly head, not much lacing. Aroma is bourbon vanilla, alcohol, pastry dough, burnt sugar, orange rind. Taste is an alcoholic hoppy punch, lots of IBUs tempered with sweetness, and a ton of alcohol on the palate, but not thoroughly undisguised. Glad I let this 2015 sit, because still hot as fuck at 18 months. TylerGreenDC (1143) - - DEC 19, 2017
Draft. 2014. Aroma of toffee and brown sugar. Flavor is lots of ripe plum, toffee, a bit of caramel. The rye and oak (which lingers on the palate with every sip) fends off sweetness and booze. Supremely sophisticated. tightslice (1532) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 29, 2017
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is big bourbon aromas, caramel, oak. Taste is bourbon-ed caramel candy. Very drinkable but not especially unique. blipp (10115) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Draft. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Sweet malts, caramel and toast, a little coffee, vanilla, and mild bourbon. Solid.
Nocturne (2238) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
2015 bottle. Dark amber shade. Finger of head. Aroma of toffee, oak, butterscotch, vanilla, brown sugar, raisin. Chewy texture with more toffee and red fruits. Quite dry. Mouthfeel is a bit flabby, and the heat can be distracting, but it’s pretty nice stuff. MarcoDL (5532) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Aroma of malt, raisin, ripe fruit and vanilla. Rich flavor of vanilla, raisin, ripe fruit, caramelised malt and a long rich finish. I love these heavy bourbon BA barley wines. Martinus (4763) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Red brown colour, white head. Aroma of bourbon, red fruits, malts, raisins, vanilla. Bitter sweet flavour, malts and vanilla. Finish malts, honey and bourbon.caesar (7465) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
(from 75cL bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Thanks for sharing, BDomua!)
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1, small sample. Thanks all for sharing! Slight hazy copper color, short frothy head. Aroma of bourbon, raisin, vanilla, caramel. Bit boozy. Vanilla, cookie, boozy. Ok, but I’m not as enthusiastic as my fellow tasters. BuckeyeBoy (9219) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out amber topped with a small head. Nose is caramel big malty sweetness bourbon barrel vanilla spice some pit fruit. Taste is more of the heavy malts nice sweetness plenty of the bourbon barrel goodness vanilla and some pit fruit on the end.