mcberko (20482) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2017
On tap at Perennial, pours a deep dark mahogany with almost no head. Aroma brings out deep dark dried red fruits, followed by intense rye barrels, and caramel. Flavour is decadent, with loads of dark dried fruits, potent rye whiskey barrels that seem more whiskey than rye, and a load of caramel. What an elegant and complex beer. Wouldn’t notice it’s a wheat wine and not a barley wine, given the full palate. Excellent. jbruner (5720) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with thin bubbly tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big sweet maltiness, huge bourbon barrel notes, and hints of light raisin. Taste is bigger on the farm fruitiness and bourbon, but still hugely sweet and boozy. Complex, boozy, solid. drsordr (2984) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Rate from notes FoBAB 2016, draft to taster pour dark copper with moderate tan head. Nose caramel, toffee, sweet malt, raisin. Taste similar with some prune and date. Light barrel. Ibrew2or3 (9047) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2017
750mL bottle, big ’ups’ to Blake for sharing, pours with a hazy brown copper body that supports a thin light tan head. The aroma offers up aged reduced sugars, spicy oak, a bit of molasses and then slightly boozy spirits. The taste delivers slightly tart blended with spicy oak and then some reduced sugars. Into the finish a smooth boozy bourbon note comes to the surface. Nice sipper. djd07 (16512) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle thanks to Brandon. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is dark fruit, caramel, wood, candy sugar. Medium body, caramel, candy sugar, vanilla, bourbon, nice sweetness, very good.
koleminer20 (4374) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this at Mickey’s 30th birthday bash on November 05. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a darker brown with a thin khaki colored head and no lace as it disappears. The aroma is pretty damn good. Lots of caramel malts, lots of dark fruit, and a while pile of alcohol. There is a light vanilla and a good oak, but the whiskey just controls this one. The flavor is much of the same. The toffee and caramel are great, the dark fruits balance just enough, and the oak offers a light char, but the alcohol drowns that out on the finish. The mouth feel is great. It’s thick and chewy with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and boozy finish. This needs a little less influence from the whiskey to be spectacular. Drake (14447) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Keg at Brasserie V, 8/14/16. Murky orange, thin fizzy head, poor retention. Aroma of strong whiskey, wheat, caramel. The taste is caramel, bourbon, oak, raisin. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2016
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate caramel,tl toffee, fruit, vanilla, bourbon, and a hint of maple syrup. It’s a slightly hazy amber with a small beige head. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, and light fruit. The finish has light maple syrup, aged hops, oak, and bourbon. It’s medium-full bodied with light-moderate and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it’s tasty, but the sweetness wears in me a little. zebra (2446) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2016
on tap @ brasseriev, where menu said aged in elijah craig 12-year-old barrel. barley wine nose, barley wine sweetness, barrel, a hit with my nephew, too. Bacterial (3106) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Murky brown pour with a slight head. Malty toffee nose. Thick mouthfeel, syrupy, malty, bourbon, toffee, caramel with some candied fruit. Quite nice. Very sweet. Glad this is a small pour.