boto (2283) - 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. jandd1983 (4680) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle. It poured a hazy amber color with a white head. The aroma was of cedar, bourbon, caramel, dark fruits and brown sugar. The taste was similar to the aroma with more bourbon, caramel, dark fruits and brown sugar. Pretty tasty. SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Hazy caramel color pour with a thin light head. Aroma is dominated by bourbon, along with caramel, vanilla, wood and malt. Flavor is malt, bourbon and a touch of earthy hops. Pretty good brew. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle pours hazy amber with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of bourbon, sweet caramel, vanilla, and a touch of green pepper. Flavor shows the same with an additional brown sugar sweetness as well as some oak to round it out. Overall body is moderate to full, with some nice warming alc on the finish.
Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
22oz bottle - thanks to bu11zeye.
Hazy brown pour with some tan head. Aromas of brown sugar, bourbon, sweet cherry, and caramel. Tastes like dark fruit, oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Very good - the barrel aging adds a nice demension to the original.
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. alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle @ DLD ’11. Pours a clear caramel color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor are caramel, vanilla, bourbon, wood, brown sugar and some ripe fruitiness. The body was a bit thin. drjay44 (3889) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
650 ml. Capped and waxed bottle. 10% ABV per the label. Pours a thick, tiny bubbled, well retained, light beige head, with some lacing, over a hazy, reddish amber (SRM 17) body....nose is bourbon, toffee/caramel, plum, raisin......taste is toffee/caramel, sweet bourbon, hints of cocoa or chocolate, vanilla, slight sherry tones, finishing with a mild hop bitterness....mouth feel thick, slightly chewy, slightly astringent, a bit sticky, alcohol burn present, carbonation low. This is a thick, rich, nourishing, reasonably heavy beer. The bourbon barrels were used in a way that adds complexity in both aromas and flavors without dominating too much. This is NOT a traditional Barley Wine, because of the barrels, but is quite interesting. The bottle label, description on Ratebeer, and on the breweries website are similar, but different. BJCP 7/3/15/3/7 madsberg (11798) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma: Vanilla, wood, bourbon, ripe fruits, sweetness, some caramel. Flavour: ripe fruits, caramel, wood, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, liqouice. Medium to full bodied. Ends full of bourbon notes and fruits with a tad of liqourice. SlackerMads (3583) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Hazy red amber with a small white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is vinous, oxidized, caramel, vanilla, oak. Taste is medium+ sweet and light bitter. Full body, oily/sticky texture, soft+ carbonation. Soft vinous finish with a little alcohol burn. Nice.