BuckeyeBoy (8204) - 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. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a hazed brown body and a small, off-white head. Aromas are very peppery and spicy (oak and alcohol), rye, bourbon, peanut shells. Plenty of alcohol and a light caramelized maltiness. Heavy on the barrel. Flavors are spicy oak, boozy. Quite dry, light caramel and dark fruits. Not very bitter but incredibly spicy and a bit tannic. Medium bubbles and very warming. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Sampled at FoBAB 2010 (Chicago, IL). Pours a murky dark amber hue, some fire behind it. Frothy tan head, sticks around small layer. Aromas are rich bourbon, wet sticky toffee, vanilla, dried fruit, nuts. Initial rich toffee, nice bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, light oxidation, mellow biscuits, dried raisins, orangle marmalade. Finish is mellow sweet, rich fruits and nuts, wet sweet toffee, finish is mellow sweet. A sweeter Barleywine overall, lighter and spirit and more invested in caramel, toffee, dried fruit, and touches of marmalade. Could it use more barrel time? Maybe.. Nice beer CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22oz bottle shared by ygtbsm94: Pours a clear dark copper bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet dark caramel and bourbon vanilla oak nose with a touch of light fruity esters. Starts with pretty good fullness and dark caramel sweetness with a smooth vanilla oak and bourbon character before a slightly warming, drier finish. Pretty well-balanced and complex. blutt59 (6573) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
bottled, thanks to ericandersnavy, hazy orange color with aroma of spice,whiskey and metal, flavor has a metal edge to it to go along with the brown sugar, whiskey and orange, palate was getting thin
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has a ton of bourbon and toffee notes, with some oak notes mixed in as well. I also get a little bit of vanilla. There is no mistaking the fact this is a bourbon barrel aged beer.
The flavor follows suit. The dominant flavors are bourbon and oak, with some vanilla, maple and toffee mixed in as well. The alcohol in the beer is somewhat hot and could use some mellowing out. Still, I think all of the flavors work very well together and make for an enjoyable beer.
Medium to thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very glad I got to try this one. 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. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Cheers to Tooch4321 for hooking me up with this one. Cheers, Adam! Pours a hazy orange-brown with a white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, dates, booze, oak, and whiskey. Flavor follows with booze, toffee, bourbon, and caramel all over and a hint of raisiny-dates in the background soaking in whiskey. Light to medium in body and boozy but redeemable overall. Decadent and rich, but still has another year or two. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Big thanks to heyta for getting this bottle out to me shortly after the release. Served in a SAVOR snifter as part of last night’s barrel-aged barleywine tasting.
Poured a clear golden-copper color with a small off-white head and some sparse lacing.
The nose brought forward quite a bit of straight grain, highly reminiscent of freshly-cracked pilsner malt. Mild bourbon and oxidation there as well. Fairly boozy, too. Flavor was equally unimpressive with strong grain and booze plus some harsh tannins. Only a mild bourbon flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium and chewy. Quite boozy, though this is the first place the bourbon has a positive effect on the beer. Dry finish.
Not impressed with this at all. I was holding out hope that it’d surprise me, but a letdown even from my already-low expectations. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
murky tan, thin wispy white ring head, light lacing. Oily body, cookie nose with light soy and sugar. Lots of sugar and booze, gritty mid with caramel throughout. Dead body, better and watery.