cubs (10640) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Hazy, orange appearance with an off white head. Tropical fruity, mango, pineapple, sweet toffee, light wood, mild whiskey aroma with a little mild booziness. Delicious rich toffee, chewy caramel, rich malty, delicious mango, tangerine fruity, moderately boozy whiskey flavor. Somewhat boozy but the fruity, hop notes are still there nicely. Pinball (12166) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
cloudy yellow, smooth beige head.
aroma is pretty strong hoppy, malty, sort of full bodied.
flavor is sweet malty, wood, hops ,hops are mostly bitter, quite sweet, good dipa. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Derek. Thanks, bud! Pours a rich well hazed amber brown pour, touches of orange amber glow on the edges and body. A frothy offwhite head dies to a good layer, laces ok. Sticks around fairly well. Aromas are a firm barrel presence, with coconut and oak, gentle spirit, a richer vanilla influx. Touches of toffee, more coconut, touches of dry florals, mellow sweet sticky malts. Initial is medium bodied offering some firm spirit, bourbon, and vanilla. Shaved and toasted coconut, barrel presence, oak, and toffee. Toasty malts, biscuits, and more vanilla. Touches of dry deadened hops. More barrel, sweeter malts, good barrel flavor. Richer vanilla, oak, toasted coconut really dominate overall. Priviledge to try, the barrel really brings some assertive flavors to the fold. Nothing offensive and a solid example of displaying barrel in a beer for sure. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber white head. Nose is loaded with vanilla, sweet toffee, citrus. Flavors vanilla, maple, grapefruit. Bit boozy and sweet, hops are faded, it sorta works. deyholla (11718) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has lots of vanilla and coconut witha backing earthy pine and grass note. Flavor has lots of coconut and vanilla with more of an earthy grass note and only a hint of pine.
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Rich, deep gold pour, white head. Loads of bourbon, sweet toffee, hops, oak, honey in the nose This drinks like a nice sweet and hoppy barrel aged barelywine. Tons of vanilla, toffee, oak, sweet hop flavors....I really like this a lot. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Thanks to burg326 for the share on this one. Thanks, Adam! Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is caramel, vanilla, wood, bourbon, and piney hops. Flavor is similar with a nose dose of malt from the IPA, a nice vanilla/ wood infusion from the barrel, and some pine hops from the IPA-ness again. Interesting barrel beer. burg326 (5488) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
750ml bottle from Alpar, shared it at Markwise’s Bday bash, poured a nice orange color, aromas of oak, vanilla, bourbon, pine, and some hops. Flavors are the same was on the fence on how this one woud play out, but nice beer overall. Thanks Alex for the trade. jcartamdg (3470) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours a golden caramel with a paperthin head. Aroma of strong bourbon and oak. Taste follows, very hoppy, very tasty. My favorite of the lot!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Thanks to Alpar! Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Taste is sweet and very much like a BA barleywine here. Medium bodied with a little alcohol burn. This was much better than I expected and I found it to be really, really tasty. One of the many highlights for me at Nick’s bachelor party.