TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with creamy head. Bourbon, malts, caramel and dark fruits on the nose. Taste is similar, sweet and boozy. Bacterial (2986) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle at Levi’s LOL tasting. Amber pour with a slight tan head. Malty nose , lots of bourbon, malt and bitterness. Good. BVery (10328) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Murky amber pour. Bourbon and wood. Smooth easy drinking palate. Solid. mar (5410) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
Murky brown with a cream head. Vanilla, wood sticky, sweet caramel, and toffee. Great palate, heavy wood, caramel, alcohol, toffee, sticky finish boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle (2010 vintage) @ a recent bottle share... Poured mildly hazy amberish with a thin head. Nice bourbon note in both the aroma and taste. Dried stone fruit with toasted toffee and caramel and a charred grain and wood flavor.
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle pours murky amber brown with moderate brief tan head. Typical sweet barleywine malty aroma with hops, then trace of oak and bourbon. Taste sweet malts with moderate hop bitterness, finish moderate hop and oak bitterness. Thick palate. Nothing special. Borup (14342) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Draught at World of Beers, Key West. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, dried fruit, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, malt, oak and notes af hops. Ratman197 (14704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
500 ml bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of prunes, oak, vanilla, toffee, sherry and light bourbon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, caramel, sherry, dried fruit, light vanilla and light bourbon with a smooth lingering toffee finish. jredmond (8206) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle shared at Eric’s place with the Philly crew. Pours a deep blackish body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is strong bourbon, oak and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium with notes chocolate, bourbon, oak, light vanilla, faint maple character, molasses and light spice.Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Earlier Rating: 10/7/2010 Total Score: 4
Draft during the 40 tap Stone Event @ Rattle n Hum with Andrew, Big Tony, PJ, and Brendan. 2006 Vintage. Pours a deep reddish-amber body with minor white lacing. Aroma is slight sweet bourbon. Mouthfeel is slick with the bourbon the clear showcase in the flavor. Not boozy at all.
2010 vintage 50cl caged and corked bottle pours with a deep amber to copper body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a mix of sweet dark fruity esters, resiny pine like hops and then rolling into molasses, bourbon booze and spicy oak. The taste begins sweet with prunes and sweet ripe dark red cherries and mixed with sweet malts and a touch of caramel. It then picks up a robust level of resiny bitter pine hops as well as smooth sweet bourbon booze with some spicy oak hanging around at the periphery. Great balance in beer notes, barrel notes and richness. Solid.