bhensonb (10691) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark amber brown with beige bubbles. Aroma is alcohol. Full bodied. Slightly sticky. Flavor is boozy, rye, oak astringent. Far from dry, but the sweet is not obnoxious. Pretty tasty stuff. Heat is omnipresent, but not bothersome.
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Colasanti. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and an alcohol aroma. There is a sweet dark malt and whiskey flavor with a more alcoholic finish.
50belair (2141) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Hopscotch. Amber pour with an off white head. Whiskey aromas. Boozy heat and caramel malts. Sweet. Good mouthfeel and body.
ansermadide (1497) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Okay… here goes. Dark garnet/ruby in color with an off-white head. The aroma is stiff of alcohol, deep, dark caramel and hops. Lovely. In the mouth, wow. It’s really… wow. Did I say wow? Alcohol ultimately wins over everything else, but the best of the rest follows closely behind. It’s really an incredible beer. It tastes aged. Hops, malts… everything is just so indescribable. The flavor (and especially the finish) really reeks of a whisky barrel. It’s not obnoxious, and perfectly balanced in all respects. I’m in love. Please, can I have this every day of the week? Beyond my expectations.
jtclockwork (7891) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at small gathering at my house. Pours reddish amber with tan head. Nose and taste of oak, rye whiskey, caramel, toffee, dark fruit and honey. Very smooth. Lighter medium body still masks the alcohol well.
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of praline, caramel, and glazed figs. Pours clear brown with heavy carbonation. taste is very nice and sweet. Notes of honey, Pecan, and vanilla. Very light mouthfeel. Sweet and delicious.
mnmike (1015) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a snifter. Little head, ruby color. scattered lacing. Strong booze smell and taste.
johnnnniee (2144) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade form MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a hazy copper color with a smallish off white head that dissipates almost instantly. The aroma is sweet dark sugary malts with hints of plum and prune. Light vinous grape skin aroma, a touch of alcohol and a nice vanilla and woody touch. The flavor starts off sweet sugary malts but that is whisked away by oak and spirits as well as the fruit from the aroma. Ligth spicy tartness rounds out the flavor nicely. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carboantion and a sweet almost sugary mouthfeel. Nice barrel aged brew that I’d never heard of until the bottle arrived at my doorstep.
CanIHave4Beers (3134) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a small well retained head.
The aroma is all sorts of oak, red apple, and mild caramel. Rich smelling and well rounded, very inviting.
The flavor has layers of rich caramel & vanilla, it’s very sweet upfront, but has a sort of spicy bracing finish that I wouldn’t call dry, but most of the sweetness is finished by that point. Plenty of oaky and bright cherry notes, red apple, fig, candied raisins, mild spice.
The palate is big and mouth coating
This is great, and the time it’s spent in the bottle has been very kind to it. This is not quite King Henry level of greatness, but it’s close & it’s a pretty similar beer in many aspects... cool beer bros.
flatmatt (1051) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle for my 900th rating. Pours a deep amber with an off-white head. Sweet caramel, whiskey, brown sugar aroma with dark fruit. Flavor also whiskey, caramel and brown sugar, toffee, slight raisin. Damn tasty.