Staffan47 (856) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska på GH. (Hinner precis betala när det uppdagas att dom säljer 3F Golden blend till vrakpris. Attans) Nötig doft med inslag av banan och andra fruktestrar. Medium kropp och väldigt ljus för stilen. På det stora hela en trevlig belgare i trapiststil.
beerbaaron (1129) - Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 Bottle at home. Pours a pretty looking almost clear ruby reddish orange amber. Medium creamy off-white head, lasting with lace. Good carbonation. Aroma finds notes of cherries, wood, bourbon, toffee, caramel, some dark fruit, touch of vanilla. Tips towards sweet. Complex and balanced. Medium to Lighter full bodied. Soft. Lovely bourbon character and accompanying warming sensations without any booziness or burn. Layers of dark fruity, woody, vanilla, toffee. Some gentle tartness in the background. An extremely well-made beer. A complex, thoughtful sipper. I really enjoyed this.
MarinEvelyn (525) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
strong bourbon aroma. Caramel, a little cherry, toffee.
Taste is similar, definitely more cherries. Strong bourbon, but not too harsh. Fairly smooth Nice finish. Fairly sweet from the cheeries.
Valgreen (634) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Maxi. Slightly cloudy dark red, big off white head, nice lacing. Aroma and taste, malty sweet, bourbon, slightly sour, yeast, bread, alcohol. Had to do the rating fast.
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is caramel and some toffee. Flavor is sweet with caramel vanilla and malt. Bourbon and oak also present. A bit too oaky for my taste. Finishes a bit sweet. Medium bodied. Thanks to Brisben at Porch Nite for this.
BigHoss (168) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Vintage, poured from a large bottle. It’s a dark copper or amber color, with an medium cream color head. I smell vanilla, raisin and cherry, I taste all of same with caramel, with yeast and dark fruits. It’s wonderful!!! I should of bought 2 bottles:( Damn this is good!
Advocate_Ames (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish copper with a off white foam head, nicely carbonated. The aroma is of mild sweet bourbon, vanilla, carmel toffee like malt, oak, cherry fruit, and a mild to medium booze scent. In tasting I noticed defined cherry, medium vanilla, booze, mild bitterness, sweet sugary grains, and a moderate sweet bourbon flavor. Overall a very good beverage. The finish was pleasant.
Johnsense (750) - - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle. Little head, copper pour. Lots of fruit and sugar, eventually overpowered by the barrel in both aroma and taste. Sweet plum and whisky showed up a few times on my notes. Medium body. Lots of barrel. Will revisit after a year or two
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was mediocre at best. Fizzy and light mouthfeel. Light flavors. It was a decent beer, but not anywhere as rich and flavorful as a "quad"
BrettTaylor (451) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 2013 vintage poured from bottle from cellar at 52F on a cold, super snowy, Virginia day. After shoveling 15" of snow, I needed a reward and this was what sparked my interest in the cellar. Pours a rich, dark copper color with 2 finger off-white head. Head is long lasting and leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma - malt, vanilla, toffee, a touch of oak, raisin, and a hint of cherry. Taste - I know the description says mild cherry, but to my palate the cherry is present everywhere - take a drink and get it initially on the palate, it wafts up and fills my sinus cavity and nose through my throat, and it’s present on the finish long after the rest has faded. That said, as present as it is, it’s always subtle and not right in your face. There’s a lot of vanilla, toffee, caramel and richness on the palate. It’s complex and changing as it slowly warms. The alcohol, while apparent to me via my empty stomach, is pleasantly warming. I’m really digging this and it reminds me a lot of drinking a really fine port. I now regret buying only one of these... Should have bought a bunch more and seen how it aged and, of course, had more to enjoy. Really really good.