GregClow (3068) - 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.
cmacklin (649) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a red hue and a small, short lived, tan head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, bread, dark fruit, bourbon, oak, vanilla and a hint of coffee. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and a hint of bitter coffee with a bourbon warming finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and average carbonation. Pretty solid brew.
crazy_cat_lady (333) - - MAR 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in Brew Box. Aromas of raisins, caramel, hints of wood and bourbon. Similar flavours, with some lingering bitterness and wood. Lighter mouthfeel than expected. Quite nice.
Sledutah (6547) - Utah, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Secret Santa
Pours clear dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate, oak and leather. Flavors of toasted malts, oak, vanilla and chocolate
Tasty, let this warm up.
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby reddish dark brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, wood and bourbon. Flavor is hazelnut, vanilla, milk chocolate and roast. Finish is wood, some bourbon, corn, brown sugar. Lingering toast, sugar, roast, coffee, brown sugar. Medium body, weak to average carbonation. Very solid doppelbock!
bunget (765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Clear cola body, small beige head with poor retention. Aroma of licorice, vanilla, roasted nuts, blackberry jam, hints of oak. Taste roasted malts, light smokiness, nuts, hints of bourbon, a touch of leather. Nice.
Torrefacto (1277) - 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 (1681) - 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 (2574) - 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 (5861) - 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 (14039) - 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!