vtafro (6553) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
2015 bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet, malty, boozy aromas. Boozy, vanilla, oak, sweetness and booze.
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose and taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel and dark fruit - med body
DocJitsu (1654) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a cola-like fizzy head that fades to nothing in seconds. Brown sugar, coconut, vanilla, and chocolate on the nose. Moderately thick mouthfeel. Rich flavor. Sweet, but not too sweet. Toffee, coconut, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, butter, and brown sugar flavors. Plenty of booze as well. The rich butteriness persists after the finish. Leaves much to be desired aesthetically, but the olfactory and taste senses are more than satisfied.
Aggiebob (711) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. It was murky brown and was poured with a small beige lace ring. The aroma was plum, raisins caramel, spices and bourbon. Very potent at 13%.
decaturstevo (5750) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown pour with creamy head. Aroma is huge dried fruit and a touch of abv. Flavor is sweet dried fruit start with a very subtle warmth that passes through you like a ghost on a creepy dark night. Bourbon barrel and vanilla along for the ride as well. Medium/full bodied with smooth carbonation. very nice
sonnycheeba (4955) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 Bottle. Pours brown. Aroma is caramel and bready malts, vanilla, oak, faint booze, and some floral notes. Flavor is malt forward with good caramel sweetness and some barrel character and a chewy, slightly toasted finish. Full body.
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 oz. sample at Liquor Express. Muddy brown color, with a tan ring. The nose is big vanilla and coconut, cocoa, rum, and light dustiness. Very sweet with a warming booziness. Light bitterness, which adds a little balance. Very heavy body, creamy, syrupy, and slick. This is a very tasy, bourbon forward, and immense beer.
tnkw01 (1709) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 2014 version. Amber, brown color. Aroma is caramel, hints of toffee, alcohol and bourbon. Taste is caramel sweet upfront, dried fruit and bourbon barrel in the middle and a slight smoky finish.
BeerandBlues2 (12046) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark tawny with a small, tight bubbled beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel and toffee malt, bready notes, dates and figs with vanilla and light bourbon. Flavor is rich and sweet malt, dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
nearbeer (4827) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL. 2014 vintage pours out a nearly opaque mahogany with ruby highlights. Thin creamy foam leaves a sugary frosting on the glass. Nose has dark toffee, chocolate, figs and bourbon. Tastes of dates, chocolate, plum, earthy caramel, smoky oak, vanilla and merlot. Heavy body is smooth with a low-medium carbonation. Definitely a dessert beer but enough dryness to be quite drinkable. Just a nice warmth from the big, well disguised abv.