pdx76 (585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at baileys cellar fest - '11 pours cloudy amber with small head. Nose of booze, brandy, and tart fruit. Taste is of brandy, oak, bourbon, and sour cherry/cranberry. Dry finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle it has a dark brown color. The taste has a mild sweetness almost like a cough syrup. There is some roasted fruits like figs and some peppermint. Good finish.
doublebock (496) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy auburn brown color with white head.. Nutty caramel malty aroma with hints of bourbon. Complex palate. We’ve got a dark fruit presence along with a please sour note and a candy like maltiness. Smooth bourbon and vanilla finish.
Hanuta06 (318) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: from tap at Beer Junction.
Aroma: lightly fruity with cask wood scent.
Appearance: average-sized, fizzy, off-white, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Black body.
Taste: heavily sweet initial flavor and overwhelmingly sweet, caramel finish with hints of cask wood and bourbon. Average duration.
Palate: light body, dry texture and fizzy carbonation.
Overall: a complex beer. I liked the caramel finish, but it soon became overwhelmingly sweet.
Cory (293) - , California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Vanilla, oak, yeast, raisins, smoke. Taste is sour, with a little savory, flavors of sour apple, grape juice, and wood. Belgian yeast, red ale, and juice qualities, and no bourbon or dark malts. Interesting and complex but not particularly that enjoyable for more than a couple sips in my opinion.
AxlLives (286) - Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle - Pours dark tawny with medium lasting tan head. Big notes of sweet malt, oaky vanilla and bourbon goodness. Medium bodied with a sparkle of hoppy notes. Deceptively smooth, long finish, with a warmth at the end. Reminds a bit of OD, lighter bodied. Really pretty good.
ivan9856 (187) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I sampled the 1 pt., 6 fl. oz. (22 oz.) bomber bottle. This beer features a medium brown body with a large, long-lasting, light-tan head. It also left some great lacing on the glass I used. It features a big nose, with plenty of dark cherry, raisin, banana, caramel and alcohol aromas. This beer is a blend that tastes much like its Belgian Dubble alter ego going in—with a loaded, syrupy-sweet caramel malt spine—that ripens into a host of dark fruit, earthy oak, and vanilla spiciness, before executing a prolonged, dry finish. It’s a tasty, slow drinker with a big 9.0% ABV.
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured fro a bottle. 2011 vintage 9 % ACL. poured brown aubum red color. Mild sweet taste of some fruits.
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: Poured a cola color with good carbonation leaving a small dirty white cap and some lacing
S: Whifss of brandy, chocolate and dark fruits
T: Well the taste followed the ose but presented a big letdown with cheap brandy, some Hersheys like chocolate, my moms bakers powder cocoa and some dark fruits, some weird phenols hittin on this with an odd finish.
M: Well carbonated but the mouthfeel was simple and poor tasting
O:Pretty much avoid
streve (99) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from 2011. Pour is a semi-clear, dark reddish brown color with minimal head. Aroma is delightful. Full of cherry, vanilla and caramel. Mouth is very smooth. Hints of caramel malt, vanilla, bourbon oak and cherry. The finish is a little dry like a mild wine. I like the complex blend of flavors and aging.