unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Vintage 2010. 22oz bottle. Red color, white head. Aroma of apple blossoms, toasted barley malt, fusel / booze, dark fruit. Flavor is of alcohol and candy. Like those liquor filled chocolates. Nice toasted malts, a good representation of dark fruit. Some woody notes, vanilla. Finishes with a good amount of wood and lots of alcohol. I’m glad it’s gonna be a long cold night.
6,4,7,4,14 IrishBoy (4224) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Bomber from Nimbleprop. Nose of oaky vanilla, toffee, and a hint of bourbon. Hazy amber brown with a small beige head. Flavor is toffee, light bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of bitter. GRM (4108) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2017
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, 2011 vintage, from and with Stephen Morris (thank you!), savoured on November 18 2016; eye: mahogany, semi-hazy, ring of beige head, slight lacing; nose: malt, caramel, alcohol, light vanilla, slight woody; mouth: malt, caramel, alcohol, light vanilla, slight woody, brown sugar, finale in malt with light presence of brown sugar, medium-light body, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: fine
Ron (4060) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, mill?sime 2011, de et avec Stephen Morris (thank you!), savour?e le 18 novembre 2016; ?il : acajou, semi-voil?e, anneau de mousse beige, tr?s l?g?re dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, alcool, l?ger vanille, tr?s l?ger bois?; bouche : malt, caramel, alcool, l?ger vanille, tr?s l?ger bois?, cassonade, finale en malt avec l?g?re pr?sence de cassonade, corps moyen-l?ger, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement am?re, l?g?rement sucr?e, un peu mince; en r?sum? : bien
On tap at Tap and mallet. Dark but translucent pour with a film and ring of white bubbles with nice lacing as well. Nose of bourbon, honey, more bourbon, caramel, and brown sugar. Taste of brown sugar, bourbon, alcohol, honey, fairly smooth, vanilla, chocolate, spicy and alcohol in the finish. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Bomber shared by maniac. Pours a murky dull orange with creamy khaki long lasting head. Nose is sweet vanilla and malty backbone. Flavor is woodsy light bourbon and residual foresty hoppy notes. Great sweet character. Rockin’ brew.
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2010
(bottle - 22 oz) Clear copper pour with a thick white head. Thick and heavy bourbon and oak aroma with a lot of caramel malt sweetness. A lot of vanilla as well. Flavor starts out with a sweet bourbon taste. The bourbon is definitely potent and noticeable, but at the same time it’s not the only thing you taste. You get the sweetness from the malts and the vanilla and wood hints as well. Finishes smooth with a nice and warming bourbon aftertaste. SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 24, 2011
2011 bottle. clear brown with no head. nutty caramel nose with a hint of oak. a sweet BW with lots of caramel. very low hop presence. the oak adds a vanilla note the flavor. medium to light body. warming but not hot. pretty nice BW with an english feel. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle on 10/11/2010. Slightly hazy deep copper amber body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet vanilla, caramel, light oak and fruit aroma. Sweet caramel flavor, some vanilla, oak and faint fruit with a light hop background. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
22 oz bottle. Part of a tasting 11/24/2013 at Fraser’s Pub in Ann Arbor. The pour is a reddish-brown with a thin filmy head and minimal lace. Whoa, the nose on this is pretty much of bourbon. It’s incredibly boozy. There is a hint of caramel on the front, and the bourbon drowns the rest out. The flavor begins with a promise, showing a little roastiness, some light caramel, and then BAM, all bourbon again. There are times where the complexity of the barleywine tries to poke through, but it just os overwhelmed. The mouth feel is pretty solid, and leaves a great coating on the tongue. Just wish it was a bit less boozy jrob21 (3760) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a muddy reddish brown. Syrupy vanilla and a big raisin flavor. Nice barley wine here with the ageing adding to and not overpowering the overall experience. Bourbon alcohol aroma. A bit of muted spy sauce ont he flavor definitely a sipping kind of beer and would do much better on a cold witty night as opposed to the sunny warm spring day we are having here today.