robinvboyer (4651) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
Hazy amber pour, small beige head. Long legs on the glass. Aromas of burnt sugar, big bourbon, wood, vanilla, alcohol, and a meade sweetness. Very viscous mouthfeel, and a medium bitter finish. This is quite boozy, but thats to be expected. As it warms its getting more meade like. The bourbon is upfront and in your face. Its enjoyable, and quite sweet but not cloying. A real sipper, share with a friend! rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
Bouteille de 375ml. Partagée avec Slovak. Bière orangée très trouble. La mousse est décente pour une bière aussi forte en alcool. Le nez est un heureux mélange fruité et de caramel. La touche boisée du fût de bourbon est bien intégrée et fort agréable. La bouche est puissante. Elle goûte le miel et le caramel. Surprenant que l’alcool ne soit pas agressant, brulant ou tout autre défaut qu’une bière aussi forte pourrait avoir. 8/10 SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
(Moitié-moitié avec rodenbach99) Le liquide a une robe ambrée complètement embrouillée. La mousse se transforme en anneau. Le nez présente des parfums boisés et de bourbon dans lesquels se fondent des malts sucrés et des fruits macérés. Le goût est une suite logique des choses : une embrassade massive de whisky avec un caramel pratiquement collant. Les fruits fondent littéralement sur la langue. En bouche, le liquide est envoûtant avec son corps fignolé et sa texture veloutée. En finale, la force de l’alcool et la fine présence des houblons se font sentir à travers de tonitruantes notes maltée. Dangereux. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2011
375ml bottle, best by 03/22/2020, consumed immediately after the "regular’ version. The pour yields a hazy, dusky, dark golden-orange amber body with a thin blanket of beige foam at the head. Dense, sheety walls of sugar coat the glass, mostly returning to the body below in its sweet, slow pace. The nose is very much like the base beer, sweet and sugary, yet complex in its fruit profile. It does, however, have a strong contingent of buttered toffee and vanilla not present in its un-oaked sibling. Dried apples and dates again play a huge role, while citrus rind hops seem less prominent. Flavors follow suit, sweet, warm, and fruity, loaded with apple, fig, and toffee sugars. Bourbon is quite assertive, while the hops are not. The palate is big and warm, slick up front with its light carbonation, moving towards a sticky, warm, boozy finish that lingers. Overall, I actually preferred the base beer by a nose, as the additional alcoholic warmth and even more residual sugar aren’t doing this beer any favors. One of those "an ounce is enough" brews, even if the ounce is rather tasty. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
10/16/10 consumed bottle midst holdbar march 2020...
reddish orange golden amber with a small off white head.
super sweet aroma... notes of caramel covered hops, wet wood, barrel spices, malt, vitamin pills and alcohol.
the palate is very thick and cloying... a little goes farther than a long way... the flavor is the same as the aroma only with an orange quality and the whole thing is wrapped in sugar. 6/3/5/2/
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
bottle straight from the man himself! thank you! pours a vivid orange to auburn. this is massive, and its smooth and tasty. reminds me of kuhnhenns bbbw’s big brother. surprisingly little heat for the abv. drinks very easy. good carb for the abv as well. This is a beast of a beer, and a very well done one at that. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle. Beautiful bright copper-orange colour with a faint hint of a head. I nursed a bottle of this while watching a long movie and found a remarkable array of aromas and flavours - caramel, vanilla, bourbon, brandy, dark cherries, brown sugar, toasted wood, dried fruit, lemon peel, cola, white pepper, honey, cinnamon, and more. It’s also amazingly smooth for a 19.2% beer, with some warm and drying alcohol notes in the finish, but not nearly to the level I expected. Absolutely fantastic! Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2011
Slightly red honey brown body with a tiny cap that reduce to the thinnest of bubble rings after a few seconds but at an insane 19.2% what else would you expect? There is not surprisingly alcohol in the nose but not even close to the amount that you think there should be. Oak, Jack Daniels, rye, some very interesting funk, butt loads of sour wood. Did I hear somebody say “YUM YUM”? Taste is warm and smooth. The Bourbon flavor is so very easy to pick out, and it mingles very well with the barleywine flavours. Some generic citrus, more wood, heavy oak, vanilla, slight astringent. Stomach on fire halfway through bottle, cat somehow seems funnier than normal, fighting urge to speaker dance while alone in basement. The flavor is bringing back memories of my Mother putting Grand Marnier liquor over top of vanilla ice cream. Flavour is amazingly strong but doesn’t get the crap out of your taste buds. This is probably the best or at least in my top three barrel aged beers of all time. Hitting some dry green grape flavours. There are so many flavours going on here but I’m having problems putting names to them, and walking is also getting difficult. Yummers……. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
Bottle. Dark copper/amber. Light lasting head. Sugary cinamon and Bourbon scent with a pinch of sourness. Flavour is maple syrup, brown sugar, alcohol, warm spice and a hint of cough syrup. Hard to estimate all the way upt to 19% but there is a lot of booze in this one. A late night sipper. zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 25, 2011
At a tasting, thanks Lee, pours deep honey color with a small head, aroma of toffee, grapes, boozy, cherry liquor and nose burn, throat burning with flavors of light acidity, malt sweetness, wood and spices, medium bodied, a beer to fly with.