Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 Dark coloured with a good soapy head. Coconut and bitter aroma, vanilla. A significant bourbon in the taste, hoppy, but hops get overwhelmed by the bourbon, wood and butter. Big mouthfeel. Lacey. Drinkable but wierd and off because of the butter. Boozy as it warms and at the finish.Our shared bottle of the group.
blankboy (5152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle [600ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours amber-copper with a small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is big-time oak, a little too much for my liking, along with bourbon and vanilla. Flavour is sweet and sugary. with maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon and alcohol. Average bodied. The barrel-aging is just simply too much, there’s no sign of the underlying beer.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-01-18. Hazy dark amber body, small beige head fades. Aroma is very barrelly, woody, modest bourbon, vanilla and alcohol. 6+ Flavour is similarly pretty barrel forward, vanilla and bourbon up front and dry woody finish. Little or no evidence of the base beer. 6+ Smooth average plus to medium body. 3+ Not bad but the barrel pretty much obliterates the base beer. Pairs surprisingly well with the crackers and hummus though... Om nom nom! :) Bottle via trade with cfrancis
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is quite oaky with a lot of hop bitterness. The aroma has faded quite a bit but it's got a lot of oak character and some light white oak. Toast and a touch of toffee. Some peppery character and a little bit of soft malt.
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cfrancis (1770) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a trace of off white top. Aroma is intense bourbon and a little malt. Taste has the bourbon up front with some oak dryness. I’m disappointed that I can’t really pick up the hop bitterness that is in the original. This is more of a malted beer that is bourbon aged.
Jool (125) - - JAN 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2012 Belle couleur brune avec un léger col de mousse. Nez puissant de noix de coco et vanille. Aucune amertume en bouche, le tout est plutot sirupeux avec un intense gout de vanille qui vient masquer toute autre saveur... Le tout ecoeure a la longue. J’adore la version reguliere, mais cette version vieillie en fut de chene est excessivement decevante.
LBarouf (107) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 600ml. Dark brown and cloudy body, with lighter rich neck. Well bodied, feels powerful yet alcohol doesn’t feel so present, masked by the oaken flavour. The complex blend of aromas of hops, malt, caramel, nuts and vanilla, blend gently and nicely with the with bourbon, oaky flavor. Finale is sweet, lightly bitter. Again, alcohol well hidden. Overall very enjoyable, highly recommended.
Eructoblaster (2445) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 600ml. Hazy dark brown body with a thin beige foamy head. Rich, complex malty/hoppy aroma with bourbon, oaky, and vanilla hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its strong taste carries vineous, caramel, and woody notes. Ends with a warming bittersweet finish. Excellent!