GregClow (3012) - Toronto, Ontario, - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery. Dark and clear ruby-brown with very little head. Aroma has a fair bit of wood and whiskey, but it’s pretty well integrated with the dark rye and licorice notes of the base beer. Soft body with pretty low carbonation - lower than I recall the original beer being, so I’m guessing some was lost during aging. Flavour isn’t quite as well balanced as the aroma - the charred oak and boozy whiskey notes from the barrel aging fight a bit with the roasted malt, coffee and cocoa notes of the original beer - but it’s still quite respectable, and mostly redeemed by a pleasant vanilla-toffee finish.
Torrefacto (1030) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negro con reflejos rubí y espuma beis ligera. Aromas de frutos rojos confitados, chocolate y bourbon con un ligero toque láctico. Cuerpo medio-bajo y sabor dulce, nuevamente, de chocolate, mermelada de frutos rojos y bourbon, bien carbonatada y final suave, con un ligeriísimo amargor tostado.
bulldogops (1145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1145 - 30.06.2014. Bottle from CBI. Rich blackbrown pour with a creamy tan head that bubbles away quickly. Aroma is roast malts, vanilla, hint of chocolate and weak coffee, mild nuttiness (almond). Mild carbonation, medium-heavy alcohol warmth, little yeasty whiff as well. Palate is more malt character, nutty, chocolatey, bourbon textures shine through. Dericious.
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a foamy lingering head. Aroma and taste of bourbon, oak, dark fruit and caramel. Not subtle!
Idiosynkrasie (5152) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Clear, darkest brown colour with dark ruby red glimmer and small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Dark malty, fruity aroma, hints of oak and vanilla, notes of dark berries, a touch of leather and treacle. Taste is dark malty with notes of toffee, dark berries, hints of leather, oak, vanilla, some honey sweetness, a touch of blue grapes, some cinnamon; hoppy bitterness combines with the carbonation and leads to a finish with prickling mouthfeel. Rich and variegated, skillful handling of the oak aging process.
Beerhunter111 (11554) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Klare dunkel orangebraune Farbe, mittelgroße beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkles Malz, Kaffee, gering holzig. Geschmack süß malzig, Karamell, viel Vanille, Kaffee, gut!
beerdrinkingal (9) - - MAY 19, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’m not sure I could appreciate this beer anymore. Pours dark and rich, instant Bourbon and vanilla aroma coming off the glass.....will have to edit this later.....need to finish this glass.......AMAZING BEER!
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ Timo A. Bottled(?) F27-14.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a small head. Bourbon on the nose, wood, dark berries, some caramel, mild burnt notes and faint vanilla. Caramel malts on the flavor, dark berries, vanilla, bourbon and wood. A quite interesting brew with the bourbon nyances.
lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Thanks Timo A. Pours a hazy brown colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, bread and some licorice. Flavour of sweet roastiness, licorice, bourbon, tart wood, dark chocolate and grassy bitterness. Full bodied. Very smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol warms nicely. Dry, sweet, licorice finish. Good.
superspak (3606) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/27/2014. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, brown bread, bourbon, light nuttiness, light chocolate, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and moderate bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, brown bread, bourbon, light nuttiness, light chocolate, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and oak/bourbon spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, vanilla, oak, brown bread, bourbon, light nuttiness/chocolate, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice barrel aged doppelbock style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
RexTalionis (3160) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown in color with an off-white head. Raisin and ripe plums, some bourbony vanilla and sweetish fudge in aroma at first, bit of roastedness appears later on. Medium bodied with a quite smooth mouthfeel here. Sweet dark malty vibes, bit of spicy vanilla and overripe raisins in taste. Delicious, if you’re fond of a sweeter brew, this is good. Bit of wooden and grainy notes in the end.