Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is actually a beer I have wanted to try for a long time. Honestly I have to say I was a bit underwhelmed. Tasted like a thin version of Expedition with little barrel presence.
dresden (1066) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick black with a tan head that goes away quickly. Cant even see light through this stuff. Vanilla bourbon aroma, some oak and light coffee. Slight burning alcohol, bourbon flavours and barrel. Vanilla, caramel and smokiness. Rich and amazing, thanks Tim
dbeatdano (70) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from April 2014. Aroma is incredible. Bourbon, dark fruit, coffee, vanilla, toffee, and chocolate all come into play. I’d say the bourbon takes the fore front but it is overall very balanced. The taste is even better. Coffee and bourbon mingle with dark sweet fruits. Chocolate and vanilla also present, especially on the finish. Minimal booze just remind you it’s 11.4%. Palate is silky smooth, carbonation is a little more fizzy than soft, and the finish is long with a nice balance of bitter roast, sweet vanilla, and booze. This beer is fantastic. There is no other word to describe it.
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Thanks Hannont: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Aromas of bourbon, soy, rice, some liquorice, cream, marzipan, some mocha, raisin, liquor and a hint of vanilla.
Flavours of roast, bourbon, whiskey, bitter, liquirice, malt roast, soy, light spice, some mocha, some chocolate, prunes and raisin...
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, chocolate, light bourbon, mocha, light honey, some chocolate and liquorice.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, fuller bodied and a creamy light oily texture.
Balanced but nit as deepnI would exoect this masterpiece to be. Nonetheless a good beer!
deaconmike (415) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought this bottle back in the spring. Thought I’d hold onto it for a while..waited long enough. Poured this into a snifter - color is deep walnut with a fairly thin tan head. Aroma is bourbon (of course), cold coffee, chocolate and ripe fruit. Very sweet taste. The bourbon is flavorful without being overpowering; mellow. Body is full and really creamy; very nice.
thomashall (214) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle of 2012 shared by Bvery. Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing beer. Pours dark brown almost black. Smells of bourbon and dark fruits...reminds me of a belgium quad. Nice bourbon taste with a sweet dry finish. Awesome beer. Want some more!
Chudwick (2346) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz offering from the sacrificial AndyReynolds (2014 vintage) - nose is chocolate, vanilla, oak and molasses/brown sugar. Sip adds bourbon, coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Bitter of the dark chocolate variety. Numbs muh gums. Still sweet though. Mild to moderate booze factor. A sipper for sure. Well rounded.
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
"1st off, big thanks to Heybeerman for steppin up and sending me this gem. Split a bottle 3 1/2 ways last night, and will probably revisit when I have a full bottle, by itself, one day soon. My original impression, just from the the aroma was that this was leaning slightly more towards the Double Cream Stout than Expedition, and that turned out to be true in the flavor as well. But both beers are there, giving this a nice rich body, and layers of complexity. The barreling was also a little more prevelant than expected. I really have to nit pick to find anything "wrong" with this beer, but if I had to say something, gimme a tiny bit more expedition and a tiny bit less barrel, and this bad boy may get a perfect 5. Sooooooo smooth and tasty. Held it’s own with a nice batch of Speedway and BA Speedway, two of my favorites."
Petkus331 (325) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong raisin and prune aroma with mild molasses and nearly hidden cocoa. Apppears clear dark brown, some brown head. Tastes of sweet caramel and raisin up front followed by a somewhat balancing charred toast bitterness. Palate is a bit watery for the style. Overall, good in small doses with a sweet food that will mellow the sweetness of the beer.
firstsip (571) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pitch black. Nice, small lingering brown head. Creamy body. Nose is strong raisin, alcohol. ABV very apparent in taste. Some malty bitterness followed by the stronger tastes of raisin, dark fruits. A biiiiit unbalanced.