TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. garnet brown with a small sudsy head. Nose is malty, light bourbon, vanilla, oak. Nicely balanced and fairly complex. I was impressed by this one as I’m usually not a big fan of this style. blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. Bourbony sweet aroma, with sweet caramel malt and light toasty notes. The flavor has bourbon, sweet caramel malts, and low bitterness. Decent. j12601 (13112) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at a tasting at Max’s for Sam’s visit. Pours a hazed dark amber with a thin white head. Sweet malt, a touch of toast. Almost a hint of isopropyl, malt and sweetness. A touch of wood. Light bitter on the finish. italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at the NY meet the TURD tasting; thanks jcwattsrugger! Pours a dark caramel. Lovely bourbon aroma with butterscotch. Massive butterscotch flavor with notes of cognac and oak. Bourbon feel. Really good stuff. jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger at MaxxDaddy’s tasting. Pours dark amber with off white head. Nose/taste of toffee, caramel, wood, vanilla, bourbon and sweet malt. Medium body.
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
Brown pour with some light head. Aroma is sweet and has a bunch of malt overtones. Flavor is mostly malt tones with a but of warming on the finish. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 3, 2012
The pour is a light amber color with minimal head formation. Starts off with lots of bourbon and vanilla notes. There’s a hint of oxidation in there too. Quite a nice fruit quality to this: raisin, plum, and grape. Plenty of caramel and toffee of course, too. The flavor has a nice touch of bourbon and vanilla long with a bit of oak. Not quite as much fruit, but still good. Caramel, toffee, and a bit of brown sugar are also present. Solid all around barleywine. JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Not sure of the vintage. Pours a nice cloudy brown orange with almost no head. The BBAing was done very nicely with this beer. Warm, sweet, malty, a bit boozy very drinkable and quite tasty I would definitely grab a few more of these to lay dawn and enjoy over the next few years if given the opportunity! decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Amber pour with creamy tan head and lace. Brown sugar and dates on the aroma. Brown sugar, light dried fruit, and a nice abv warmth. Medium bodied but just a tad thin. JK (6295) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bad bourbon aroma and alcohol burn. Overwhelming flavor of bourbon. Brown, and virtually no carbonation. Boozy and unpleasant, and very dry. The high alcohol content with teh bourbon makes this virtually undrinkable to my palate.