Vighals (1982) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk brunrød klar med høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter vanilje, whiskey, brunt sukker og noe røde bær. Middels - fylde. Smaker kaffe, noe salt lakris, vanilje og brent karamell. Kort. Tørr
yiannnos (1099) - , CYPRUS - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Bourbon, barrel, vanilla aroma and flavour, rather light body
fkoolen (584) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown colour, beige creamy head. Amazingly rich BA nose with dried and ripe fruits, roasted malty honey and coffee, bourbon, vanilla, smoke; taste gets these tones too but lacks a real depth of flavour, body and a lengthy finish. Low to medium carbonation.
GarageBrewer80 (188) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Från tap på Kufle I Kapsle Warszawa. Mörk nötbrun färg med smutsbrun skumkrona. Knäckig doft av brunt socker, bourbon- fat och lakrits.Vinös smak av knäck, bourbon- fat, bröd, torkade fikon och lakrits. Möjligen lite tunn kropp.
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby-hued clear brown body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is vanilla, caramel, mild bourbon and hints of toffee, smoke dark malts and wood. Taste is caramel, wood, bourbon, vanilla fudge, toffee and hints of smoke and burnt sugar. Light body, medium carbonation. Although the idea of barrel aging a lower ABV ale is interesting, the lack of body remains a problem. This alone, I suspect, creates a feeling that the beer is rather watery although it does indeed reveal a bit of body. I find barrel aging to have a somewhat thinning mouthfeel effect on some beers, and this is one of them. Nice enough though.
zacgillbanks (3195) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Very dark red-black coloured and pouring with a large foamy tan head. It has a strong oak, vanilla and whisky flavour, chocolate notes with a slightly thin body (compared with normal barrel aged beers) followed by more creamy vanilla and whisky on the finish. Nice!
mateuszk (824) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark copper in colour, clear with white head. Lots of caramel and toffee mixed with bourbon notes. Mwdium sweet, bit watery with a dry finish. Ok
ston3s42 (41) - - JUL 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red brown appearance with just a little foamy head. Complex tastes of berries, dried fruit, chocolate, alcohol, some raisin and vanilla. Very carbonated
Scotbrew (59) - - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite interesting and a nicer beer than I expected! Aroma is quite complex, with Hickory wood, burnt sugar, and bbq rib sweetness. Main flavours are toffee sweetness, bourbon and an almost vegetal character. Nice balanced sweet and bitter finish. As others have commented, tastes like a higher ABV Scotch ale than 5.8%
Maris (1153) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 18/7/2015. Pours a deep brown with the barest of heads.Has a light whiff of bourbon and a touch of barbeque sauce. There’s a fair bit going on flavour wise, with toffee, caramel, vanilla, barbecued meat, a bit of dark fruit, and finishes off by a very distinct bourbon/whisky taste.The bitterness is modest and contains a touch of spice . Medium bodied with average carbonation. I’ve never been totally sold on barrel aged beers but this is quite interesting and rather good.