wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Tasted on 3/19/13 from a waxed and capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Quarter’s in 2010. Pours clear dark burnt orange with a thin tan head that recedes to thin lace. The nose is full of sweet caramel and toffee with tons of oaky brown sugar and maple bourbon, some toasted bitterness, and just a touch of dill oak as well. The flavor is much the same with the toasted bitterness coming through nicely, the caramel and toffee maltiness are there as well as tons of bourbon. The body is full with just lighter than average carbonation and a long malty caramel and maple bourbon finish. The heat is not hidden on this one as well as the regular version. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Massive bourbon flavor. And a really strong cocoanut flavor. This was really overpowering. It’s just about all I taste or smell. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
Shared by my good friend Dosbeerigos, thanks buddy! This had a good bit of bourbon in the aroma, but wasn’t overly boozy to the taste. A pretty good barley wine, one that I’m glad I got to try. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured hazy amber with a white head and some lace. aroma was cedar, bourbon, caramel, dark fruits, and brown sugar. flavor was much the same, but minus the cedar. body was slick with low carbonation. boto (2211) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2016
22oz bomber: This one poured a murky caramel color. There was just a wisp of a head that left no lacing. It has a nice nose. Lots of scents complementing each other but nothing overpowering. Bourbon, alcohol, caramel, vanilla, some fruit. The taste is good. A little sweet. Caramel malts, fruit, faint bourbon, slight oak, vanilla. A nice barleywine.
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
(22oz bottle). Hazy mahogany with tan head. Aroma of light bourbon, alcohol. Taste is sweet with a slight bitter finish and alcohol burn. A little hot, but nice.
kevinator (2205) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Good bourbon aroma with mild hoppiness. First BBA Barley Wine for me and it works but not as well as a stout or quad. Cool dark tea color that gave the impression a lot was floating around in there. Not big pieces, mind you, just cloudy. The palate was full but oily. The taste had a sour tone that may have been intended or not. Nonetheless it appeared to age well. This new batch appears to have produced a lower ABV at 10%, which was still noticeable. Good and unique but not perfect. HuskerTan (2202) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
A- Dark fruits, caramel, rosy, whiskey, woody.
A- Mahogany color, slightly hazy liquid, minimal head.
T- Dark fruits, malty, caramel, bourbon, rosy, slightly sweet.
P- Full body, average texture, soft carbonation, smooth finish.
O- One of the sweetest and smoothest barley wines I have had to date. There is an aroma and taste that I can’t wait put together, but it’s a pleasant one at that. Can’t really tell this has been aged that much, but it’s subtly there. zebra (2138) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
i got a sour/tart bottle, too. :-( kickin this chickin. also, my bottle says 10%, not 12%. wchesser (2074) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2013
About 6 months old. Deep slightly cloudy reddish brown. Nose of some bourbon, wet wood, oxidation, toffee. Taste follows, with wet oak, slightly sweet toffee and bourbon and vanilla, but finishes tart. Not bad, but suspect infection and didn’t want a glass of this. Few sips was enough. Kind of a mess. Have another I guess I’ll age and see.