JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this on tap at Bootlegger’s Second Anniversary party. There was an aroma and flavor of this beer that just didn’t agree with me. It was almost medicinal. Oh well
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dense copper with no head.
Aroma: Big sweet booze nose.
Taste: Sour green apple and sweet likka.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated with a sticky thick body.
Overall: A pretty interesting beer. This turned into an old ale-ish barleywine.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy amber color/ fleeting head. Big ass brandy, cedar wood, toasted toffee aromas. medium bodied with very soft carb. Nice sweet herbal spicy brandy flavors with dark toasted toffee, sharp cedar wood tannins, warming finish.
brokensail (9128) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a lightly hazed dark amber color with a thin white head.
S: This is a lot more balanced than the bourbon version. While the brandy is noticeable, the barrel character is a lot more subtle and provides some vanilla and oak while still allowing some of the fruit to come through.
T: Like the bourbon aged one, the base of Golden Chaos comes through very nicely, while still exhibiting some good vanilla and oak. There’s some excellent pear flavor along with a very slightly tart apple flavor which is surprising but very nice.
M: The body is medium to full with a moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish.
D: I was really pleasantly surprised by this beer. I found the fruit and lightly tart flavors to be a very nice compliment to the brandy and barrel contributions.
antioch (6) - Riverside, California, USA - MAR 8, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the tasting room. Poured a dirty brown color. Smell was amazing, much nicer than the bourbon. Some brandy up front with a lot of apple smells coming through along with other fruits. Taste was balanced with a slight brandy boozey feel coming through. I want growlers of this stuff!
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brandy Chaos. On tap at the brewery. Wow, Jesper, no, this is pretty decent! Pours with an off-white head and a burnt orange body, Aroma of cherry, oak, alcohol, vanilla and toffee. Taste is alcohol, toffee, strong brandy notes, straight butterscotch (not the off-flavor kind, the dessert kind), grape skins, Light bubbles. Tannic.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
64 fl oz growler, courtesy of vacax. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry malty and distinct brandy. Sweet, malty and solid brandy flavoured. Not much else but brandy imho. Alcolhol dense. Dry and phenolic finish. Way too hot for my liking.