Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle share @ DLD 2016. Pour is hazy brown with a small off-white head. Flavor and aroma of bourbon, vanilla beans, caramel sauce, slight wood/oak, and dark fruit. Finish is warming booze, but thin for the ABV. jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle @ BVery’s. Thanks to whoever shared this! Amber pour with a small off-white head. Nose is sweet and somewhat boozy. Caramel and candied dark fruits. Mild cocoa. Hot. Flavor is rich and sweet. Toasted glazed donut. Sweet cereal and trail mix. Forest fruits. Full body, oily. BVery (10485) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bomber. Amber pour. Wood. Sweet. Somewhat boozy. This is solid. Glad to try it. Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Dark amber pour with a slight white head. Boozy malty goodness. Hot, but flavorful. Hot hot hot.. beastiefan2k (3979) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2015
750mL 3 feet thick wax. Pours dark copper almost brown color. Some light tan soapy head. Aroma is fortunately not big and bourbon-y. Dark, lightly alcohol woodsy, barrel malts but mellowy. A little chocolatey and the alcohol works without being over-the-top. Flavor is actually less alcoholy, I get a a good deal of age, a bit watery. Dark woodys malts. Not thick, reduced carbonation. If I drink a brown barleywine that is barrel aged, this would work. Of course, this price tag is restrictive. But I have to than my girl L-Black for sharing this with me, Billiam, and my lady.
b3shine (8864) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Per the beer menu, this vintage was aged in a 12 year old bourbon barrel for one year. Looks good for the style; a hazy copper with very light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; malty with notes of dark fruit, vanilla, oak, and a bit of bourbon. Tastes like it smells with a medium to medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Some toffee as well. A bit boozy, but it is 13%. Enjoyable. bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2010 vintage, 750 ml yellow wax capped bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch light tan head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing at all. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like vanilla, bourbon, caramel, brown sugar and wood. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some raisin, nuts and molasses noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. This brew just got better and better the longer I drank it, I think it’s a good barleywine. Kinda pricey at $21.99 a bottle, but I was glad I got to try this one. crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
750ml bottle. Thick booziness to this one, and a thick and monstrous beer, plenty of barrel, dark fruits. DuffMan (10423) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle, 2009 vintage with white wax, shared at RBAG 2014. Deep nut brown colour, sweet toffee malts, some toast and peaty/earthy nuances. Rich and full-bodied, lots of residual sugars though, so I’m glad this was shared among many! dfearnley (2135) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle to goblet at RBAG
Aroma of soy, caramel, and coffee. Dark brown, no head. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, and bourbon.