Pours clear with a quarter inch of thin, white, fleeting foam. Effervescence leaves the sides populated with tiny bubbles.
Aroma is a smooth mixture of old barleywine (dark cherry and plum) with some bourbon. No noticeable oak or vanilla; time has probably removed those scents. Surprisingly sweet, not caramel, just straight sweet.
Taste is a little bland for me. Caramel, toffee sweetness that is lighter than the aroma. The middle to end does bring in some dark fruit, similar to the nose, with bourbon and a touch of vanilla oakiness.
Lighter in the mouth than expected, especially the beginning of the taste. Carbonation is very light. A bit of a boozy burn from the alcohol. Dry.
A little bit younger this beer might have been better, possible more bourbon. The taste fell a little flat for me as did the thinness of the body. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 at 14:40:17
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