ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
22oz bottle, same label as the Buffalo Trace version, but labeled as the 2011 barrel aged edition. yet another amazing extra from deftim13. thanks a ton, Tim! pours a hazy, russet brown capped by a rich, smooth, beige head that leaves rings of drippy lace. aroma is oustanding, bold and boozy, with heavy notes of woody bourbon, vanilla, spices, and sweet toffee backed by subtle notes of coconut cake, floral hops, dark berries, and raisins. flavor is delicious as well with sweet toffee, brown sugar, pecan pie filling, and citrus rinds up front backed by rich dark fruits, vanilla, toast, and rich, warming bourbon. palate is full bodied, lightly carbonated, and has just enough balance of sweetness and booziness to keep it from being cloying. overall, a very pleasant surprise and great barrel aged barleywine. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Deep brown color, rich tan head. Flavors are loaded with bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, sweet brown sugar, chocolate cookies. Good, very good. Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
22oz bomber picked up at Perry’s in Livermore over a year ago. It pours with a dark mahogany body that supports a dark tan head of foam. The aroma is full up bourbon booze and vanilla as well as just a touch of spicy oak in the background. The taste has sweet malt soaked raisins and prunes and a bit of caramel. It quickly pulls up smooth sweet bourbon thinly ringed by vanilla and ends a little on the dry side. It seems boozy and bourbon-y but the more I drink the more I’m picking up the depth and rich beer notes. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
On tap. Pours with a lightly murky, deep brown hued body with a receding tan hued head. Any attempt at lace is batted down by alcohol legs. Aromas are of bourbon, molasses, marzipan, brown sugar, vanillin, barrel, dates, oak, leather and mild oxidation. The bourbon character is a bit on the brash side of things (bourbon quality wise). Kola and kirsch. Flavors are of leather, brown sugar, toffee, chewy, caramel, bitter. Lots of oak tannin and vanilla. Medium alcohol warmth, low carbonation with lots of bitter tannins in the finish. timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Taster at DBS. Aroma was of bourbon and bittering hops. Flavor is bourbon, bitter hop, toffee, and caramel. I liked this taster better here than at Beer Rev. Very good beer.
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Dogbrick (14326) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
This beer is a murky dark brownish-amber color with a medium creamy light beige head that recedes gradually to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of roast malt, fruit and oak. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, dark fruit, earthy hops and oak. The finish is mildly boozy with an oaky bourbon and malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around. Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky nut brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is big, boozy, malty. Flavor brings out much more of the bourbon barrel character, vanilla, oak, malts. Medium to heavy body with a lingering vanilla, bourbon. Delicious. jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. A dark brown color with a tan head. Intense raisin, dates, toffee, and caramel aromas. Smooth and sweet with a toasted malts.