Syzzer (736) - Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2013
6-4-12 @ Venti’s on tap: Light bourbon color, Head around rim lasts. Alcohol present, bitter finish. Alcohol over powers. 8.05 BD 8Ben- tasting alcohol, tastes kinda like bock Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013
This one poured a dark orange color with a beige head. Aroma was dark fruits, barrel, hops, and burnt sugar. Flavor was similar, a lot more hops than expected for this being 3 years old. Light barrel and some sweetness. Alcohol is subdued luckily. Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 2010 Bottle thanks to docjitsu. Shared at dog days tasting. Pours a reddish copper color. Aroma of bourbon and dark fruits. Tastes a bit harsh and astringent. Oily thick mouthfeel with proper carbonation. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2013
750, corked and baled. 2011. Thanks j! Pours a murky dark amber with a light creamy tan head. Big bready sweet bourbon and orange nose. Thick sticky body, soft carb. Oranges, apricots, vanilla, brown bread, caramel. Long sticky sweet finish. Ktwse (5669) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Pours deep murky amber with low off-white, almost yellow, head. Beautiful to look at. Aroma of distinct bourbon barrel, toffee, butterscotch, bread, very light resin and some brown sugar. Taste is again distinct bourbon barrel, sweet fruit and sugar at first, with some creamy butterscotch as well, before a balanced bitter finish. Body is rich and creamy with nearly flat carbonation.
GoForShlomo (47) - - JUL 31, 2013
Strong caramel and bourbon aroma; beautiful siena appearance with creamy aroma; sweet, bourbon taste; fantastic silky palate with just a touch of fizz; overall, it's all about that sweet bourbon taste and your appreciation of the beer will be tied directly to how much you like that sweet malt flavor, though it has a palate that may be without parallel and worth trying just for that
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Bottle: 2010 Old Guardian Aged in Bourbon Barrels Batch (?)
Aroma: caramel, dark fruits, bourbon, smells excellent.
Appearance: Dark Amber.
Taste: Heavy Dark fruits, barrel character from the bourbon, excellent Old Guardian Aged taste.
Overall: Too good, an excellent bourbon barrel aged barley wine! boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2013
On tap at bait shop. Pours hazy orange with no head. whisky fruit aroma, . Smooth caramel malty whisky taste, good shiz! DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Sample from a 500ml bottle, thanks to brew3crew. 2010 vintage. Real nice bourbon nose. Nice vanilla, butterscotch, light wood. Bigger body. Light smooth carbonation, more dry texture. Clear amber golden color. Minimal head or lace. Bigger bitter taste. Lightly spicy in the finish. Light alcohol heat. Hint of smoke. Nice long bourbony aftertaste. Great stuff. DocJitsu (2060) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pours a clear orange golden color with nearly no head at all. Caramel and toffee on the nose. Full and a bit oily mouthfeel. Toffee and ripe fruit flavors. A lot of alcohol on the finish. Average.