kraddel (4256) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at david’s tasting.
pours amber, white foam . smell is sweet, bourbon. much carbo, sweet. sugary .
Meilby (8551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2013
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, dried fruits, oak and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long vanilla, oak and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Beer4000 (4831) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Haand 2013. Practically clear golden body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, perfume (Bourbon) and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and alcoholic, some acidity, wood and quite dominating Bourbon. Full body and alcoholic aftertaste. Very nice in smaller amounts, otherwise pretty heavy.
Foffern (1362) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy deep mahogny colour with a big whipped eggwhite-like beige head which fades fast. The aroma is filled with leather, dried fruit, liqour and with some oak, vanilla, rye bread and sweet malt. The flavour is still pretty sweet with a lot of alcohol. Slick mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. I think the ale lacks complexity, and there’s too much alcohol touch in my opinion.
PriorL (2423) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found back tasting notes from Borets Festival 2012. Only putting them in now.
APPEARANCE: peach colored beer, small head.
NOSE: vanilla immediately noticeable, wood, reminded me a little of white wine though.
TASTE: very strong alcoholic aftertaste, lots and lots of vanilla, somewhat out of balance for me.
gunnar (5985) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Haand 2013. Pours clear dark amber with a thin layer of bubbles. Aroma of bourbon, with some notes of acetone as well.Taste is alcoholic nutty malts, mixed with sweet honey. Not my kind of tea.
abemorsten (3040) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from tap at Haandøl 2013. Clear nut golden body with an off-white film. Honey, rock sugar and bourbon notes with acetone disturbing some. Sweet flavor, especially honey, but also noticable alcohol. Full bodied, syrupy and alco warm. Pretty heavy stuff.
Sigmund (5463) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Haand Festival 2013, Drammen. Orange colour, low white head. Moderately fruity aroma with notes of oak and bourbon barrel. Fruity and moderately acidic flavour with distinct notes of oak and bourbon. Lovely warming mouthfeel (or rather: throatfeel), spicy finish.
jfb (4346) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) pours a hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of powdered sugar, pear, cactus juice, light bread crusts, burnt toffee and vanilla. flavour is quite sweet and boozy, with notes of bread crusts, herbal hops, roasted malts and a slightly yeasty finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
mike_77 (3604) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ZBF Festival 2013 - Pale brown. The initial impact of this one is it’s thin body and lack of carbonation. The warming bourbon/alcohol is very prominent and also gives some vanilla sweetness to and increasingly dry finish.