Leighton (22550) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG in the lobby. Pours clear amber with a fine, creamy cap. Huge sweetness, toffee, ripe fruits, bread. Full bodies with fine carbonation. Hot finish, rich toffee, bitter leaves, sugary bread. Heavy duty. jtclockwork (17374) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2017
bottle - pours orange brown - nose and taste of thick toffee, bourbon, oak, caramel and alcohol - full bodied djd07 (15651) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy brown with medium frothy white head. The aroma is strong caramel, oak, and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with nice candy sugar, light oak, booze. Very nice. Stuu666 (15056) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at the hanging bat. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, toffee, vanilla, taste is similar, sweet, light fruit. Tmoney99 (15034) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Tap. Poured a dark ruby color with an average frothy tan head that lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted malt, dark fruit sweet flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is standout beer.
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Keg at World of Beer Wauwatosa, 9/13/16. Listed as Straight Jacket. Hazy dark amber, large creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, booze, bourbon, oak. The taste is toffee, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, whiskey. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, boozy. Nice beer. crossovert (14006) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
A sweetish barleywine made even sweeter with the barrels. On par with other sweet bws. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2016
22oz bottle. 2012 Vintage. Poured a brown color with a deep amber hue and a small sized off white head. Vanilla, caramel, bourbon, nuts, brown sugary sweetness, and dark fruits. A big boy sipper. jcwattsrugger (12549) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-22oz bottle-offwhite-amber. A-bourbon, caramel-med malt, spice. T-bourbon, caramel-med malt, spice. A bit hot still. deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Sampled at the brewpub. Pours a hazy brown with a bit of an amber hue and a yellowish tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is sweet with grains and caramel backed by sweet barrel and a hint of fruit. Flavor begins with sweet grains and is joined by caramel and vanilla as well as a hint of bourbon.