yespr (45398) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2017
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish. Sweet and caramelish. Breadish and toasted malty. Dry, roasted and dark malty. Mild overripe fruity note into the finish. shawnmurphy (474) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2017
On tap at Barley House in North Hampton, New Hampshire. Pours cloudy brown-ruby with no head. Aroma: some coffee, but not much else. Flavor: coffee, caramel, bubblegum, pine. Mouthfeel: full-bodied. RobertDale (6470) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2017
12 ounce can. Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, and bourbon. Taste is caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, and bourbon. Pretty good. malrubius (2894) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Can from Brewtopia. Dark Amber with lasting ring. Burnt caramel bourbon vanilla woody overripe cherry aroma. Very roasted caramel lots of fruit and some cherry syrup. Finish is woody burnt old hop bitterness almost to astringency. Full body. Bold and badass, but definitely a zipper. I hope the next trend is "fresh hop drink before" barleywines. Because I’m tired of this woody vanilla bourbon sweetness. I’m not even sure I liked it in the first place. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Pours a deep copper sienna color with a finger of eggshell foam that settles out. Nice harmony of bourbon sweetness and complexity throughout. Notes of creme brulee, caramelized sugar, leather, vanilla, bourbon, hint of butterscotch at just the right moments. Nuances of floral honey, earthy bitter rawhide, boozy bourbon. Well constructed and tasty.
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Draft pour has a dark brown color and a thin ring of tan head. Aroma has sweet bourbon, barrels, roasted char, mild bitterness, and aged hops. Mouth feel is medium full with great coating. Flavor is more of the same, roasted, aged hops, big and chewy. djd07 (14469) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to Team Boston. Pours a dark amber with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong toffee, caramel, dark fruit, bourbon. Thick mouth, candy sugar, raisin, bourbon, vanilla, very good. thornecb (5906) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2013 bottle. Pours mahogany into a tulip. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface. Vanilla, oak and bourbon. Soft with sweet bourbon and vanilla upfront turning midly sour in the lasting bitter finish. GIJOE (1204) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours dark ruby red with a moderate, foamy, off-white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is powerfully sweet and boozy malt with notes of nougat, umami, and oak. Taste is a pleasing combination of huge malty sweetness and a nice hop bite. Full bodied brew with lively carbonation. Very nice! TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with off-white head, not much. Dark fruits, caramel, and some toffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet. Too sweet for me.