kramer (5828) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, RBWG 2010. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small beige head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is of dark fruits, some heavy dark caramel, toffee, light alcohol, and some wood notes. The flavor is much the same, a little caramel sweetness, a touch of vanilla, and candied dark fruits with some nice barrel character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little thick with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice beer, but on the overall it’s just a good beer, not great. This beer’s reputation certainly floats more on the availability and packaging than the quality of the beer.
decaturstevo (5788) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber with frothy white head and lace. Aroma of rich sweet dried fruit. Rich sweet dried fruit and full malt flavor. Full bodied with good carbonation. Very nice beer.
joeneugs (5765) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. It pours a dark brown color with an off white head. The aroma is a nice mix of cinnamon, bourbon, dark fruity raisin, red grape, plum and a touch of nutmeg. The flavor is the same. Nice rich plum and figgy fruit with toasty, spicy vanilla barrel notes. It’s rich on the palate and feels bigger than it is, and I mean that in a good way. Excellent stuff.
kaser (5643) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour from draft at Matilda. Tiny off white head. Kind of a fruit kick - blackberry or something, a little bourbon. Smooth overall. One of the better anchor beers I've tried for sure
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clear golden brown with a creamy white head. Vanilla oak Whiskey and alcohol aroma. smooth whiskey and strong cereal grain taste with oak notes.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Kramer thanks man. Pours a dark brune body with an off white head. Malty raisins, sweet dark fruits, a bit of oxidation comes across in a soy and moth kinda way but its not too deterring thanks to the dark fruit ester tones imparted by this strong ale. A nice offering.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 10/13/2012 at GABF. This American Strong Ale pours a medium amber color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, oranges, and sweet with some wood. A medium bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are herbal. Nice carbonation. Nice wood notes throughout. Nice balance. Very smooth tasting. Perhaps a hint of alcohol.. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
skortila (5303) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ De Molen. Tnx Menno! The aroma has wood, malts and is a bit vinous. Clear, brownc coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet, caramel malty, has wood and bourbon. Medium bodied beer. Nice.
markwise (5188) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to tpd975 and retorp for the share. Pours dark cola brown with thin white head. Nose is bourbon, cola, chocolate, spice, cinnamon, vanilla, barrel, and some Christmas Ale. Taste really strikes like Our Special Ale, lots of bourbon, vanilla, cola, and spices throughout. Body is a bit thin, as is carbonation. Very nice, enjoyable beer.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@DeMolen. Bourbon aroma. Ruby colour, fizzy off-white head, few lace. Sweet, port, madeira, aged stuff. Sticky mouth feel. Flavourful and well balanced.