djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle at RBSG. Pours a hazy copper with small off white head that lasts. The aroma/taste is bourbon, caramel, roast, wood. Nice sweetness, boozy, held up very well. Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle - Nice barrel and caramel notes. Cloudy copper with a small white head. Big woody barrel notes with a touch of toffee and a dry boozy finish. BuckeyeBoy (8494) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2017
22oz bottle pours out orange copper topped with a sand head. Nose is bourbon wood notes rich caramel malt sweetness. Taste is more of the bourbon barrel notes toffee caramel and a little bitter notes on the end. douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2017 Bottle thanks to Jeremy. A cloudy red orange color. Small white head. Sweet, toffee, fruity, some oxidation. Nice to try. koleminer20 (3978) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. The pour is a nice dark caramel color with hints of ruby poking through. There is a nice tan colored head that falls off quickly. The aroma is really woody. Almost to the point I want to question if there’s a stave in the bottle. Behind that there is a little caramel and a touch of vanilla to it. Light fruit is also present. The flavor again has a ton of wood. It’s surprising for this to be so wood forward with minimal bourbon. There is a little more of a dark fruit and licorice presence on the back end, but it’s light. The mouth feel is really thin, and the carbonation was too much. This practically jumps off your tongue. It had potential, but this bottle was all over the place
SG111 (2034) - New York, USA - MAR 7, 2015
On tap at the brewery. 2013 vintage. Pours golden color, small head. Aroma is lots of whiskey Aroma. It really predominates but it’s nice. Flavor is whiskey, toffee, burnt sugar, vanilla. Full bodied. Really nice. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 Bottle: Thanks, Steve. Cloudy, burnt amber pour with a moderate khaki foam that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma of caramel, wood, anise, heavy butter toffee, with a strong backbone of perfume & earthy forestry. Flavor has lots of wood up front. Tons of oak, almost drying things out a bit. Roasted barley, earthy bitterness, anise, mild oxidation, dirt, prune, & a hint of licorice. Kind of astringent, it finishes quite dry for a barley wine & it a touch over carbonated. Kind of kills the vibe. A little heavy on the wood, too. Not terrible, but definitely a bit messy. slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Deep ruby caramel pour. Speaking of caramel, it dominates, along with a very pleasing fruitiness, and vanilla and oak from the obvious but not too much barreling. This is a heavy, thick beer, but is very smooth at 10% and well received all around. Definitely enough to want to try more from Eugene!"
Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2014
The infamous #1. Update on this, since I believe it was released in 2011.
A: Mahogany with a thin creme colored ring on top. Lacing.
N: Big bourbon nose on top, with heaps of caramel. Toffee and prunes, Oak.
T: Big sweetness and a helping of bitterness. Lots of wood.
M: Sticky, medium-heavy body that’s slightly watery. Alcohol is big .
O: Still astringent even after all these years. The nose is very inviting, but the sensation of drinking it still takes a person by surprise. Guess I’ll keep sitting on these. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
F0BAB 2010: This p0ured a cl0udy amber b0dy with a suggesti0n 0f a head. The n0se was b00zy, malty sweet, c0me t0ffee, and a whiff 0f fl0ral scents. The taste was h0t with alc0h0l, sweet with caramel/t0ffee, tempered with a charred w00d bitterness. Pretty decent.