anders37 (26257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty bourbon and caramel aroma with hints of vanilla. Sweetish malty toffee and dark fruit flavor with hitns of bourbon and oak. Has a sweetish malty oaky caramel and bourbon finish. Travlr (24319) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94, thanks! Bright amber color, small white head. Aroma and taste of sweet caramel and creme brulee. Nice. Leighton (21092) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle shared late night at RBWG. Pours clear amber with a light, bubbly head. Rich, meaty malts in the nose, toffee, slight cheese. Medium to big sweet flavor, some brown sugar, toffee, bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, warming, lots of toffee, alcohol, wood. Not bad. brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A: The pour is surprisingly clear amber/copper color with a short lived off-white head.
S: The nose certainly lets you know this one is barrel aged. Bourbon and vanilla start things off. Caramel, toffee, and brown sugar follow. There’s a bit of cardboard/oxidation going on too.
T: Surprisingly light in flavor for a -bal aged barleywine. Again, sweet vanilla and bourbon along with the typical brown sugar and caramel flavors of the style. A bit of warming alcohol is present as well.
M: The body is certainly on the thin side with a fairly lively carbonation to it.
D: Not at all bad, but not a homerun either (maybe a long single). I didn’t find it bad, just sort of uninteresting. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Clear amber body, small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some grapefruit, light Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some Bourbon. Medium body, low carbonation.
Drake (13662) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #114. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, citrus, wood, raisin, bourbon. The taste is toffee, chocolate, citrus, whiskey, vanilla, wood. Medium bodied. BeerandBlues2 (13216) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber with no lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (bread, cookie, toast), floral hops, and fruity esters (pear, peach) with light bourbon notes. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet texture and dry finish. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, toffee, roasted malt, toasted coconut, wood, and vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt, cotton candy, bourbon, toasted coconut, raisins, and some vanilla. Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Sample at the Hopsnobbery Collective barrel-aged beer tasting on 08/11/2012. Clear amber pour with a thin white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Citrus, malt and oak in the nose. Medium to full body with notes of citrus, bourbon, malt and a bit of floral hops flavors. The finish is malty with an oak aftertaste. Decent aged Barley Wine overall. deyholla (11506) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2009 bottle. Pours a c;ear deep amber with a slight orange hue and a tan head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bourbon that melds nicely with sweet grains, caramel and a bit of dark bread. Flavor has a good amount bourbon as well, but the backing sweet grains and caramel are less prevalent making the finish a bit thing.