markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle courtesy of reorulzzz8. Cheers! Pours amber-orange with an off-white head. Nose is some caramel, oak, vanilla, bourbon. Flavor is similar- lightly carbonated with caramel, oak, vanilla, and big bourbon presence. Light to medium in body and a smooth-sailing sipper. hopscotch (11051) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours clear and brown with copper highlights and a short-lived, off-white head. The aroma features bigtime bourbon with a trace of caramel. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor features sweet caramel and bourbon accompanied by smooth, polished hops, and flanked by a malty, soul-warming finish. This is an example of the perfect use of a bourbon barrel. Kudos to BBB63 for supplying this world-class bottle of beer! ryanfolty (2540) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2015
December 21, 2015 - bottle from Binnys. Brown pour with some head. Nice aroma and taste of a BA barleywine. Batch 107, think 2013 bottle. Third place in the barley wine battle royale. koleminer20 (3470) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. pour from the 22 oz bottle is a deep brown with ruby or garnet hints shining through and a small medium tan head with no lace. The nose has a lot of dried fruit with a great chocolate and caramel malt balance with some light vanilla and oak barrel notes. The flavor mimics this nicely and carries a nice hint of coconut. The mouth feel is decently thick, but light, with a lighter carbonation and a lingeringly malty aftertaste drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Amber pour with a nice khaki head, good lacing. Okay aroma, light whiskey and barrel, oak, some caramel and toffee. Good flavor, whiskey and vanilla/oak blending well with caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee. Tasty!
Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15.
Mahogany brown with moderate beige spotting.
Nose is rich dark fruits, spice, light mineral trace, fruit cake, toffee.
Taste comprises rich dark fruit, spice, toffee, dates, fruit cake mix.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light bourbon notes.
Decent BW, subtle BA notes.
Leighton (21089) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Pours cloudy amber with a tan cream head. Boozy, with lots of ripe fruits, sugary bread, berried. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sugary on the finish with notes of brown bread, more ripe fruits, alcohol, old wood. Not bad. rdixon77 (2763) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at RBWG. Woody brown color. Nice, boozy and chocolate nose. Vanilla, bourbon, malt, oak, brown sugar. Really enjoyed this one. GenDV138 (7231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, booze, caramel, toffee. Tastes of caramel, dark fruit, toffee, chocolate. Tastes of caramel, dark fruit, toffee, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish. SudsMcDuff (8389) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
had the original so happy to see this .. bottle as shown . . dark plum .. low foam .. . quite boozy- bourbon wood, brown sugar, cooking chocolate, and stewed figs .. . pretty good .. . . maybe some socks are single because, you know, it just didn’t work out.