Iphonephan (4994) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Borefts beer festival, de Molen, day two. Hazy dark gold pour with a thin white head. Vanilla in the nose. Strong banana lacquer flavor.
kraddel (4952) - 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 .
ClubGonzo (4900) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Deep cloudy amber body with a small white head. Nose is vanilla, oak, mild bourbon tones, alcohol and hints of caramel and fruity esters. Taste is burnt sugar, vanilla, caramel, mild bourbon tones, oak and hints of sugars. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty nice, though not outstanding.
jfb (4853) - 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.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tall fluffy blond head, atop a clear amber colored body. Fresh smell of candy-like fruits. A whiff of alcohol, subtle wood and bourbon. Lively carbonation, feels quite full in the mouth. Medium malt body. Fairly sweet with a touch of caramel. Light acidic fruit tones. Rounded oak and bourbon. Earthy and resinous bitterness underneath. Alcohol is noticable, providing a warming sensation. Lingering bitter-sweet ending. Complex and tasty. Good stuff. [Shared bottle enjoyed @yngwie’s. 01.12.12]
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@BBF12. Pours cloudy dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla and dark dried fruit. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, oak, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruit, raisin, pine and grass
teorn88 (4717) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle. It pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody bourbon aroma with some yeasty hints. Sweetish malty spicy vanilla bourbon flavor with hints of caramel and yeast. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody vanilla and bourbon finish.
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottled) Tartness and wet wood in the nose with pale maltiness and aromatic hops. Lightly vinous flavor with pale malt, tartness, some sugar, vanilla, pear and lime notes, not too sweet. Alcohol fully hidden. I would call this a success - quite balanced and enjoyable. 4467
altonbrownd (4594) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at BBF. Dark brown body with nice malty nose. Taste of malts, caramel and dark fruits. Spicy. Quite enjoyed it.
mike_77 (4324) - 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.