thirdeye11 (5339) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy deep brown, thick offwhite head. Nose of bourbon barrels, light herbal flavors, vanilla, complex, smells awesome. Taste of graham cracker, alcohol, vanilla, light alcohol, cream, quite unique and very good.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 6/24/2011 on tap at Beer Revolution. This abbey dubbel pours a medium to dark brownish red color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, dark fruit and sweet with bourbon and wood. A medium bodied dubbel. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and herbal. Some wood. Nice carbonation. The bourbon flavors come in mostly at the finish, the beer is a touch boozy, but not that bad. I was hoping that the finish would be a little fuller, seemed a touch on the thin side. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Mora2000 (5149) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Dark brown-red pour with a tan head. The aroma and flavor are both very complex and show a lot of barrel-aged notes. Aroma is maple, cherries, toffee and bourbon. Flavor is maple, vanilla, brown sugar, bourbon, oak and caramel. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle (2011 Vintage at 9%ABV per the Bottle): Aroma of malt, chocolate, cocoa, tannins, cherry, and oak. Very little Bourbon in the aroma. Poured deep copper/orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, beige head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, cocoa, cherry, dark fruits, slight funk, light barrel, slight caramel, and tannins. Medium body. Lightly chalky, slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, cocoa, chocolate, cherry, oak finish is lightly chalky, medium sweet, and lightly dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
mcberko (4813) - 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.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mostly a very sweet sugary aroma. A brown-orange color. First sip is better than the aroma. Tons of vanilla in this, but some fruitiness too, figs? It works pretty well. Not too sweet in the finish.
Strykzone (4201) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Some nice malt, fruit, and yeast combine to make a very nice beer. Some nice wood notes. Tasty.
nimbleprop (3875) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a transparent, copper amber with a creamy, lacing white head. Big, vanilla bean aroma, raisin, apples, brandy, dates, caramel, fresh cocoa pods. Flavor is sweet, watery bourbon, worcestershire sauce, caramel, vanilla, dried apple slices, raisins, dates. Full bodied, caramel, vanilla finish. Very one note.
gyllenbock (3693) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Birch & Barley, October 2011.
Dark reddish/brown with a small slightly tan head. Aroma of oak, dark fruit, bourbon and toffee. The same in the nice taste. I liked the clean and rather full mouth feel of this beer.
b3shine (3536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks solid; a semi-transparent deep amber with off-white lacing. Smells solid too; candied fruit and booze. Tastes like it smells with an average (albeit thin) mouthfeel. Decent.