stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Aroma is lame and filled with vinegar. Taste is bland lactose followed by tart crappiness. Waste of $10.
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, vanilla and caramel, Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly warm, chocolate, caramel and wood finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22oz. Itís an unclear one, brown in color and with a small, beige head. The aroma has a little sourness, not of the malty side, more lemony, with roasted malts, coffee and a boozy hint. Some oak hints. Itís full-bodied and with a nice carbonation level. Roasted malts, coffee notes, chocolate, oak and something lemony in the flavor. Lasting finish with some alcohol notes and a more distinct whiskey touch than initially. Quite nice this one, although not a winner in my book. 141024
Rasmus40 (11687) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, dark chocolate and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 241014
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brow head. Burnt, a bit smoky dark chocolate, marshmallow, whiskey, a bit woody aroma. A bit thin, somewhat fruity, dark chocolate, very roasty, vanilla, slightly charred, a bit boozy flavor. Ok.
arminjewell (6322) - lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some slight oak, whiskey booze notes, slight chocolate, decent but a bit boozy, some ashes. Taste is a mix of slight whiskey, hints of oak, lots of dark chocolate, vanilla, roast, hints of earth, spice, slight coffee, finishing fairly bitter, dry, but a bit thin. Decent.
notalush (4961) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - pours dark brown - sudsy, soapy lace - when cold, the vanilla in the base beer works pretty well with the oak and whiskey imparted by the barrel - however, as it warms, the base beer proves to lack the heft and complexity to stand up to the barrel treatment - the beer becomes thin, the wood too overpowering and bitter, and the whiskey too boozy - kind of weak, but has redeeming qualities.