thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clearish ruby with wispy tan bubbles. Nose of rich caramel, marshmallow, maple, raisin, alcohol, complex, rich decadent, this beer smells amazing. Taste of caramel, raisin, toasty marshmallow, candied dried fruit, complex and delicious. Medium thick body, a bit under-carbonated and linger of oats on the palate. fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
rayl101 (166) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2011
[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Clear dark amber colour with a average, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, sweet malt, coconut, wood, oak, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, wood, alcohol, bourbon, coconut. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
12oz bottle courtesy of Styles. Pours a deep ruby, almost brown in my snifter, with a thin off-white head that that quickly fades to a thin ring. Aroma is heavy with bourbon, with notes of vanilla, toffee, and oak. body is full. Flavor is sweet malt, with a lot of toffee, and vanilla. The bourbon character is much smoother than the aroma would suggest. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2011
12oz bottle, 2010 edition, courtesy of ibrew2or3. thanks so much for this one, dave! pours a beautiful, slightly sticky, hazy, cherry-wood color with a whispy beige head that dissipates quickly but leaves thick sheets of lace on the glass. aroma is absolutely stunning with huge notes of toffee, charleston pralines, and toasted marshmallows backed by heavy notes of figs, raisins, and dark cherry with smooth, woody oak, bourbon, and cinnamon spice bread that mellow into vanilla and sweet maple as it warms. flavor is simply wonderful as well and picks up a bit more fruit in the form of baked apples, raisins, plums, and dark cherries that layer atop rich toffee, subtle chocolate, and vanilla backed by smooth bourbon, spices, and toasted wood with the elegant hints of maple showing through on the back end. palate is rich and full bodied with a smooth balance of sweetness, tart dark fruits, and warming bourbon. overall, a marvelous old ale that definitely deserves to be in the top 50. Ratman197 (15608) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (BIG thanks Scott!!) poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of toffee, bourbon, alcohol, plum, raisin and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of toffee, plum, raisin, bourbon, light orange and light oak with a smooth warming lingering fruity bourbon finish.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle shared by Plovmand, thanks a lot bro!
Pours mahogany with a tan rim.
Lovely sweet bourbon aroma with notes of caramel, figs, vanilla booze, raisins, rock candy and prunes.
The flavour is dominated by bourbon but also raisins, caramel, figs and vanilla.
Lovely brew, would love to try it again. Plovmand (8682) - Grindsted, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy deep amber with a small beige head. The aroma is nutty, sweet boozy, caramel, loads of bourbon, prune, vanilla, raisins, bread and has a sweetness that sticks in the nose for a long time. The flavour is quite boozy with loads of caramel and malty notes. Prune, raisins, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Very long sweet dark fruity finish. Extremely well made. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
12 oz bottle I’ve been sitting on from Deyholla for a good while. Thanks, Derek! #2600, the game rolls on. Pours a darker brown hue, good murky haze with some glow to the edges, some ruby red hues start to peek around with a small frothy offwhite head that turns to a tiny ring, minimal lacing. Aromas are rich, sweet toffee and dark fruit, vanilla, figs, wet oak, vanilla, some spirit, oxidized malts, cocoa, touches of coffee, molasses, caramel, toast, biscuits. More vinous fruit, plums, with touches of spicy, mellow deep warming sweetness. Nothing hot to the nose at all. A rich complex malt and barrel play. Initial is full bodied, a touch of warmth up front throws toffee and dark fruit, wet oak, vanilla, and touches of spice, brown sugar, cocoa. Mellow deep dark sweetness, with more caramel and toffee, some port notes, wet oak and old deep Bourbon, not hot but flavorful. Oxidized malts. Backend throws a touch more dryness, with cocoa and bakers chocolate, toast, dried out malts, bread, some more vanilla clinging on, barrel. Oak. Cocoa. Really nice, as the finish leaves some brown sugar, cakey qualities, banana, dark fruit, cocoa, carmelized fruits, barrel, vanilla. Really rich and complex, yet not overbearing, just a touch of ABV heat lingering on. My god, this is pretty amazing. A barreled barleywine with great flavors, complexity, not a one-trick malt pony. The barrel leaves great footprints without making the beer warm and ABV ridden or sweet and malty. Not too thick, but a good enough body to play out on the palate. Lots of elements to pick out, wouldn’t have guessed it to be a 13.5% beer, though I can detect some strength obviously. Really really great beer here. Barreled pretty much perfectly. Thanks again, Derek. Wish I had one more. msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Pour is a dark murky brown color with next to nothing a tan head. Nose is of something resembling butterscotch and some other deep malts like a toffee type hint. Taste is very similar with some bread hints as well. gam (4135) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2011
Dark misty brown colour caramel toffee syrup dark fruits on the aroma there is a whispy cover now after originally a smallish tan head soft medium carbonation bourbon vanilla and oak come forward nicely with their aromatic inflences leaving the taste buds charged and ready for the on coming tastes the flavours rich caramel toasted gooness a velvety touch raisin tawny port plum oak smooth bourbon bliss in a bottle toffee taste light syrup thebitter below medium even smooth with the sweetness the alcohol high butrubbedout by the superb tastes the finish is oneof dark richness smooth over tastes a good fizz lasting bitter strong body just so good