bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle, #16 of 240, courtesy of Walt ) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of wood barrel, vanilla, caramel, and alcohol. Rich vintage English ale malt flavor with caramel, wood barrel, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Big thanks, Walt!
madsberg (9393) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled :Brownish red (almost burgundy) coloured. Unclear. Beige dense head. Sweetness, prunes, plums and raisins in the aroma. Has some sweetish oaknotes and the barral is definately detectable. This is a bit more notable in the flavour. Sweet and oakish. Has fruitnotes and loads of alcohol. Is quite vinous and goes in the sherry directionl. Well bodied. Has a dry bitterness in the end with great warming qualities on lips and palate. Nice one. Thanks sk8viking for letting me try this, which accidentally happened to be my beer no. 2900.
eaglefan538 (2803) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 A huge big old thanks to Bert for sharing this baby! Bottle ? out of 234, wow! Poured a reddish dark brown color with a thin head that gave ok lacing. Aroma was of some peat, strong vinous and raisins, and plentiful oak qualities. Flavor was sherry, vinous, light chocolate (particularly as it warmed), strong raisins, light peat, and oak. Mouthfeel was really smooth, thinner than the non BA-aged, moderate overall mouthfeel. Warming effect in the swallow.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 bottle at the 2006 Chromefest: Poured brown with slight red notes. Small off white head. Massive peat aroma and slight smokiness. Flavor is sweet and very alcoholic. Rich in malt and peat, light vanilla. Good beer but burning alcohol.
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Side by side with the regular Wee Heavy. 2004 bottle. The barrel aging provides a distinction alcohol note--some thought it was vanilla, but there is a classic range of dimensions like flavor components. In some ways the beer is less subdued than the un-barrel aged one; regular Wee Havy (same year, 2004). The alcohol does a good bit of the donkeywork.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2007 Thanks to Sk8viking for sharing (June 2006)- Brown with golden edge, no head at all; Very big , very deep and complex nose, which is very full: quite oxidized, with hints of both dry sherry and cheap port, lots of alcohol sharpness and lots of cheap Bourbon sharpness; Very soft and very full body, sharp and again a lot of oxidization, licorice sharp whiskey character. Very special like nothing I ever had before, a whiskey bourbon like sharpness, seams like the alcohol is almost brought along from the whiskey, very little carbonation, deep and complex but very strange. Tasted again in August 2007 7-3-7-4-15=3.6.
SpringsLicker (2944) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to JohnC for sharing this one at Noogfest.
I really would like to try this one all by itself in a larger sample and on a clean palate.
Thin head of brown over a deep brown body.
Brown sugar and bourbon aroma.
Very smooth and sweet.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle. #199 (2004) Thanx to Sk8viking. Brown colour with a very little head. Aroma of sour wine, caramel, sweetness and noteable alcohol. Alcoholic flavour with notes of caramel, toffee and some maltness, also a touch of bourbon. Ends up complex with notes of alcohol and sweetness. Very lovely and nice.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004. Pours with a reddish-brown body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. Itís sweet and malty with lots of vanilla and oak notes...great bourbon notes. Canít wait to try this with some age on it. Full bodied, surprisingly smooth and a bit warming.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2004 #199 thanx to JohnC. Dark red brown colour with a small off-white head. Caramel malty, dark fruits, wood whisky aroma and taste, light alcoholic. Medium to full body with a light dry, warming finish.