GT2 (8435) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
651mL thanks to ygtbsm94. Clear amber pour with diminishing tan head. No lace. Nose is phenolic, newspaper, oxidized. Taste is sweeter, richer. Dessert cherry. Some paper and plastic. Very strange flavors. No abbey dubbel character.
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jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at DadsThursday. Pours brown with tan head. Nose and taste of bourbon, blackberry, dark fruit, oak and vanilla. Touch of bubblegum. Medium body.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from State Line. Pours turbid ruddy burnt sienna with minimal off-white head. Nose is heavy bourbon, oak, vanilla, earthy brown sugar, figgy fruit. Tastes of figgy fruit, oaky bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, and complex. Finishes with some heat and and a lot of oak, dark fruit, and bourbony notes.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GABF. Pours with a clear bronze body with a massive and lasting tan head that leaves excellent lace. Strong barrel aromas with vanilla, cinnamon-apple crisp, bready and caramelized. Mild raisin like esters. Flavors are of bourbon and oak. Some tannin, dry apple notes, bready. Medium bubbles and body.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. Nice bourbon aroma. Bourbon and dark fruit flavor with light malt and figs. Medium bodied. Bourbon and vanilla lingers with dark fruit, light malt, and figs. Nice.
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head and a fruity aroma. There is a treacle, cherry and vanilla flavor with a bourbon finish.
mcberko (6453) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, pours a dark amber / brown with a small beige head. Aroma of red berries, floral notes and a slight sourness. Flavour of red berries, slightly sour fruits, and overall much more muted and less complex than the brandy barrel version. Decent, though inferior to the brandy.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Caramel, on the darker side, large sudsy tannish head, dies quickly leaving little lacing.   Somewhat of a prunish vanillaesque aroma.   Soft bourbon up front, a little tart and mealy, faint dark pitted fruit on the backside.   Finish feels a bit woody.   This one seems a little thin, not much body, with all the flavors being very shallow.   Almost sour on the finish, like its infected.   Not getting the bready dark pitted fruit so commonly associated with the style.   Seems a bit of a mish-mash on this one.   Thankfully as it warms up it becomes a bit more entertaining, a little banana and clove, dark wheat like malts... seems like a Dunkleweizen at times.   Then there is some vanilla and marshmallow.   However, above all it still has a slight sour fruit tinge to it.   Body and mouthfeel are right in the middle.   Finish just has this sour tinge to it that doesnt compliment this style.   The beginning of infection?   Over the hill?   Maybe... some depth to this one but nothing seems to stick together.   Very mish-mash like.
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pours nearly black with a light and loose tan film and tons of stringy lace. Overall, not a heavy-looking beer, but it occupies the glass without a doubt. Very pronounced sweet caramel and vanilla from the bourbon and oak, along with some mildly sweet esters, maybe a little plummy. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, vanilla, plums, and black bread on the mid palate. Mild plummy finish. Very beguiling beer.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, dark amber pour with dense white foam, aroma of buttery chocolate, flavor of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, malty, creamy finish