jbruner (4740) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
BFM swing top versus Terrapin bomber, both from 2011. BFM pours a much darker brown, Terrapin a copper, both with minimal to no head or lacing. Aroma on the BFM is more intense, some roast and dark fruit, hint of vanilla. BFM has some sour notes on the tongue, acetic tartness, Terrapin is much more toward the barley wine, big caramel and vanilla. Terrapin is smoother, BFM is more complex. Definitely a cool beer. Kavu (4793) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2015
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear deep chestnut with a low head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits, alcohol and spices. Flavor is sweet and sour roasted malts, vinegar, dark fruits and some hops. Quite nice. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. The beer pours a slightly murky reddish-brown color with a medium off-white head and a top ring of lacing. Aroma of oaky bourbon and malt. Full-bodied and smooth with flavors of dark malt, bourbon and fruit. The finish is oaky with a caramel malt aftertaste. Above average overall. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small-to-moderate white head. Nose has notes of wine and bourbon in it, just like it says. Remarkably easy drink for the alcohol content and the aging. Very interesting. smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Pours slightly hazy copper color with khaki head. Aromas of caramel, vanilla, oak and rye. Sweet caramel and rye flavors with some vanilla and oak and a hint of alcohol. Minimal bourbon flavor. Medium to full body with soft carbonation.
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a deep orange / amber color with an off white head. Aromas of toffee, some oaky/woodiness, caramel, grains and a trace of bourbon. Tastes of caramel, vanilla, brown sugary, dark fruits, bourbon, and some wood. BeerandBlues2 (13315) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours lightly hazy amber with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is dates, cookie and caramel malt with vanilla and oak notes, bourbon and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium bourbon and oak, vanilla and dates with light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser. Thanks! Poured a red-amber color, caramel, notes of sweet malts. Alcohol totally hidden. Wow. Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Interesting combination. Complex layers that waver between rum barrel, sour nuances and dried fruits. Zero carbonation pour. Layers of prune juice, dried apricot, and sour, dried cherries, intermingle with notes if vanilla, spice and dusty coco. Viscous and full bodied.. Thankfully the sourness keeps it from being thick, sweet and syrupy. Oude Bruin like, though different due to rum barrel nuances and various stone-fruit layers. Also reminiscent of wine/tawny port... 10% alc. is completely integrated and well hidden. Sweet nuances, though seem to finish dry and tart. Elegant lingering flavors of dusty chocolate powder, vanilla and earthy tobacco. Due to fullness and viscosity, I believe it is best enjoyed as a slow sipper. 10% alc sneaks up on you in end. Good stuff... Unique. Would purchase again. Keep in mind, its a sour, not a barley wine.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me... ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a medium dark reddish brown, very still, no head. Aroma woodiness, lacto, Funky, fun. Mealy, sweet, with a good amount of tartness. Warming nowhere to be found. Be warned that the solids at the bottom of the bottle are no good, taste-wise.