shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Bourbon malt and cherry aroma. Cloudy brown color with small head. Sweet toffee malt, bourbon and cherry/berry flavor. Smooth as silk - incredible blending. Canít believe this is 12.5%.
gopherfan99 (1268) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours cloudy and dark brown with a tan head; sweet aroma with vanilla, dark fruits, bourbon, and malt; taste is sweet with dark fruits, vanilla, and caramel; finish is sweet with some alcohol warming
Simonsen (1137) - NORWAY - OCT 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DFlaske. MÝrk brun . Lavt karbonert. Hvit skumtopp. Smaker brent karamell, bourbon og tre. Fin fime saker
rlgk (18323) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the pre-GBBF tasting in Chris and Ruthís house, London. Slightly hazy amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, raisins, figs, some banana, biscuit notes. Malty caramel aroma, figs, raisins, warming alcohol, toffee, some vanilla. Really nice.
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, sweet bread and grain malts, sweet, ripe fruits. Hazy, dark gold, hardly any head. Heavy sweet. Molasses, sweet grain and cereal malts, toffee, alcohol, flat carbonation. Nice Barley Wine, well-balanced, works quite nicely. Keg at BrewDog, Soho.
kayres (827) - , Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brownish copper. Thick off white head. Sweet boozy aroma. Full bodied thick and sweet. A bit of vanilla a whole lot of malt, boozey
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fuzzcro (254) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma. Bit cloudy on the pour. Nice sweet flavor...alcohol comes through strong. Excellent can art!
rosskyle (535) - - JUN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can served at Against the Grain. Hazy red plum color with an off white head. Sweet plum alcohol aroma. Plum brown sugar raisin alcohol bourbon flavor. Very heavy body. Nice flavor complexity.
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Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Squat little 12oz bottle, courtesy of shrubber85, pours with a nearly opaque brown copper body that supports a thin light tan to white head of foam. The aroma offers up a blend of smooth soft bourbon, softened spicy oak, molasses coated spicy graham cracker and then a mild hit of heat at the end of the draw. The taste delivers smooth malty rich bourbon and spicy oak thatís quickly backed up by more malts, that reach a near nectar like richness, and molasses. It gets a little spicier to midway with a kind of molasses and malt nuanced nutmeg, cinnamon and another thin layer of oak spiciness. It evens out into the finish with a tasty balance of maltiness, molasses like sweetness, spicy notes of oak and bourbon booze. Well crafted barrel aged beer with spot on beer to barrel balance.
Inbreak (4721) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17.04.2016, 12 oz bottle @ home:
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sour-ish, whiskey, oak, grass, caramel malts, minerals, bark, raisins, old rope, overripe dark fruits, grain. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry mineraly, oak, whiskey, minerals, caramel malts, bark, grass, weeds, raisins, grain, overripe dark fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.
Idiosynkrasie (6539) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Murky, dark amber colour with small, thick, creamy, half-wa ylasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Oaky and malty aroma, notes of vanilla and toffee. Taste is dry oaky, minimally tart-ish woody, some toffee, hints of vanilla, almond malty basis; dangerously hidden alcoholic power deploys forceful encephalic effectiveness nevertheless. Iím still at daggers drawn with this style: in this case the bourbon notes have a flattering influence on the unloved malt bulk, whereas not much hoppy counterweight fails to do the job. In the end largely a pretentious but nonsensical demonstration of force without comprehensible, flavourful concomitant features.