mmmbeer (1291) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pint 9.4 oz bottle poured into tumbler- poured an evenly turbid darkened tan and lightened brown mixed color. 3mm off tan in color head formed and laced very nicely. Aroma of WHISKY (yeah!), a fair toasted malt, light caramel, and hardwood- very appealing. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt was lightly sprinkled with molasses (don’t taste like caramel), a whole lotta smoothness imparted from the treatment of rye in WHISKY barrels comes in the middle, finish is warming with a note of oak. Dayum- a toasted rye with provolone and pastrami would be AWESOME with this! However, in the land of Texughtucky, I get either BBQ, Mexican food, or fast food (it’s not fast, and it’s not food). Help me for I am in hell.
bennetporter (260) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dull reddish-brown from a bottle, espresso crema colored head with some lacing. Aroma is of a spiced whiskey. Flavor starts with caramelized brown sugar, followed by vanilla, slight sour cherry and baked apples, all intertwined with that hearty rye earthiness. Well-balanced yet boozy, feels like a whiskey drink without as strong a hit of alcohol on the back of the throat. Very good beer.
Inbreak (2638) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
21.05.2015, 0,75l bottle (2014 vintage) @ home:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grainy, caramel malts, oak, dark sugar, alcohol, grass, toffee, nuts, vanilla, almonds. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, oak, alcohol, minerals, caramel malts, weeds, burnt caramel, grain, hints of almond essence. Medium bitterness, mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.
tmoreau (2829) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml. 2012 bottle poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, copper color, with a presentable layer of off white/light tan head foam, and ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was ripe fruit as dark grape & cherry, and maybe a touch of orange rind, with caramel/toffee sweetness, a bit of barrel vanilla, and rye & hop spiciness. Ditto on the taste, with a medium+ body, moderate carbonation, whiskey booziness, and dry finish. Good complexity, and nicely sipable.
Dr_Fellini (771) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014. Bottle to glass. Pours a chunky light copper amber color with a light tan head. Aroma has a nice barrel character, vanilla, touch of rye. Flavor is boozy, sweet, vanilla, molasses. Medium body with a lingering vanilla molasses sweetness. Not bad at all.
McNeillR (1636) - SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper, eggshell ringed head and filmy tent of a head. Nose is brash bourbon, lemon and undercooked merengue with a coppery breadiness. Initial taste of rich, spittle sweet coppery malt and a tap of vanilla sweetness. Grainy grapefruit builds before a hit boozy barrell sweeps into the finish. Soft almost unnoticeable carbonation and surprisingly smooth sipping. Linger is polished, sweet woody and a firm vanilla caramel breadiness. Cheers Paul.
allmyvinyl (5747) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Cheers Paul! Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of bourbon, but I guess that’s rye whiskey and oak? Citrus, in a cooked orange way. Taste is barley wine syrup territory. Some booze, but relatively balanced finish.
Stuu666 (5875) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is vanilla, bourbon, toffee, wood, light smoke, taste is dry, sweet, wood, juicy.
cgarvieuk (16795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin tan head ... soft toffee sweet fruit ..big berries nose ... soft sweet malts .. juicy malts ... soft sweet fruits ... soft toffee fruit ... juicy fruits.. soft bourbon linger
Peter_L (1051) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. Kopparfärgad vätska med tvärhögt skum. Massiva dofter slår emot näsan. Citrus, fänkål och något lite härsket, typ gammalt smör. Mjuk och len med en fyllig och eldig munkänsla. Alkoholen på 12% kan finnas i eftersmaken. Når inte riktigt fram till höjdarna inom stiltypen. Hade det inte varit för den härskna tonen hade den landat på fyra, eller högre.
HeadyDE (556) - Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber pour..caramel brown color..fairly hazy with active carbonation and particles galore..not overly hazy..aroma is a combination of the boozy whiskey/char/wood.taste is amazingly medium bodied for such a heavy hitter on the abv scale..get that initial spice hit from the rye..quite smooth afterwards..almost creamy mouthfeel with a slightly nutty presence that one may find in certain winter warmers/strong/brown ales..things finish up with a lasting finish that has all the characteristics of the barrel/wood..solid