cheekybaby (12) - - JAN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is like a sour, but you get past it to the bourbon. I expected just a little more punch, but itís pretty smooth.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle from Binnyís poured into a Chimay Trappist glass. 2011 vintage. Bottle #22769. Pours a cloudy dark nut brown with a minimal bit of head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma of cherry and wood with a little vanilla. Very strong Brett characteristics. Taste is sweet and sour. Holy Bourbon batman! That is easily the first thing I taste, it even has a decent little burn. Once you get past that, there is a slight cherry tang and a good bit of vanilla. Medium-full bodied with a thick texture. Somewhat fizzy carbonation and a very long bourbon finish. Overall, this is awesome. I wish I would have grabbed a second bottle to age.
ryecatcher (1354) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iím not the biggest fan of Belgian styles (itís the yeasts that usually put me off), but this is a tremendous and boozy, amazing blend of Bourbon and cherries which renders the Belgian yeastiness not only palatable (to me) but compliments it perfectly. Ever-so-slightly sour, it pours a nice rusty brown color and has a full mouth feel. I wish Iíd grabbed anther bottle before thy sold out at Binnyís.
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 Vintage, bottle number 4403. Served in a chimay goblet.
A - Hazy dark brown body with some orange tints. Creamy 2 finger off white head dies down quickly to some nice edging. Giving it a swirl produces some tight bubbling and alcoholic legs.
S - Starts off very fruity, with dark fruits that are usually attributed to quads. Figs, plums, dates, and raisins. This is followed by some sour cherry notes. Finally there is some bready malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla, spice, and oak notes.
T - Stats off with normal quad flavors of rich caramel malts and caramelized dark fruits along with the cherry and spices. The flavor then becomes very bourbon heavy. Very vanilla and oak forward. The finish is really heavy on the alcohol heat. Really tasty.
M- Medium bodied and silky smooth. The finish is pretty alcoholic. A sipper.
O - This stuff is awesome! This beer is just so heavy on the bourbon notes, which really compliment the dark fruit and caramel malt flavors of the base beer. Canít wait to try this beer aged.
ben4321 (5785) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 1/11/12, 2011 Bottle - No. 24258
Aroma: It has a lot of cherry and bourbon, with strong notes of caramel, wood/oak, and roast too
Appearance: The pour is a cloudy orange-brown color with a thick sheet of bubbly beige head
Flavor: It is mix of fruity sweetness and tartness with woody and boozy flavors, and a fairly tart, woody finish
Palate: The body is fairly full, with a creamy and smooth flavor, and a warming, fairly boozy, slightly dry finish
This was a pretty interesting offering. The barrel aging seems to add most of the dominant components, but there is a fairly interesting and complex quad located below the decks. Overall, this is a good one, with a nice mix of components and complexity. Iíll bump the overall up a touch for the interesting mix going on here.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a translucent amber with thin offwhite head. Aroma is very bourbon filled, and magical. The flavor, however is pure quad. Absolutely magnificent.
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a murky reddish brown orange, with spotty light beige head into trappist glass. Aroma of tart cherries, fruit syrup, cheese, very nice. Flavor of sweet cake, cherry pie, some tartness on the finish, I would call it a bourbon barrel tripel if it wasnít for the alcohol....overall very nice, recommended, and worth the $13.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Not much head, fizzy. Smells like there could be some Brett in it. Oaky. Tastes definitely bourbon. Oaky, a tad cherry aftertaste. Great carbonation, vanilla. Very tasty. Took on the whiskey flavor really well, but didnít over power the beer. Excellent.
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown color with thin tan head. Cherry and oak aroma. Taste of oak toffee and hint of cherries. Smooth dry finnish.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kinda mucky brown, good enough head, not a lot of lace. Smell is wonderful, lots of bourbon, fruits, smoky wood. Taste follows smell along with cherries, plums, raisins, figs.bourbon, leather, and a bit like a rainy day in the woods. Very atypical but very delicious. Definitely barrel aged, you can tell from beginning to end. Definitely worthy of the hype.