jkwood04 (2401) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a snifter. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, elderberries, bourbon, some light hops, and other dark fruits. Flavor about the same, with lots of berries and bourbon. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer, but the berries are a little too much.
boto (1665) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle (batch 4): This one pours an opaque, ruby tinged brown color. There was almost no head and left no lacing. Nice nose. There is a heavy, fruity aroma to it: that must be the elderberries. Also some faint hints of oak and bourbon. Interesting taste. Elderberries, with a bit of sourness. A fairly full malt bodied in the background. Hint of bitterness and chocolate in the background. Excellent!
arminjewell (4205) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark reddish brown with off white head out of 22 oz bottle, aroma has notes of toffee, bourbon, vanilla, spice, dark fruit and red fruit notes in there as well, slight roasted quality. Taste is nice mix of spices, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, some fruity notes in there as well, nice warming quality but not in a bad way, finished slightly sweet and spicy. Nicely done.
Leighton (7179) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (Batch #1, 2007) at the Funky 7. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Great beer overall. Lots of dark fruits, bourbon and wood, some spices, berries, caramel. Medium to full in body with fine to average carbonation. Mild warming finish, toffee, caramel, berries, light vanilla and a very subtle tart note. Excellent beer.
adnielsen (6545) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with Doodler and Co. Thanks everyone! Brown appearance with a brown head. Slightly spicy, tart dark fruity, bourbon aroma, a bit sour aroma. Tart dark berry, bourbon, tangy, caramel malty flavor. Pretty nice beer.
dimenhetfield (2378) - , Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle provided by Ed Roberts. Last bottle of the night. Palate is shot but still pushing through hard. Unique beer with slight hints of fruit and bourbon. Slightly spicy with a nice booze kick to it. Very enjoyable.
BelgianBeerGal (2615) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl traded batch 3 bottle that is probably close to 2 years old. I have no idea what elderberries taste like but as an ardent fan of Monty Python: I love them! Seriosuly though, this is a well made winter warmer with sweet notes and nice vanilla from the barrels. Tasty.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great aroma... Sweet malt, bourbon, and a slightly sour fruit subtle finish in the nose. Mouthfeel completely lacks and sense of a 12 monster. Incredibly balanced... A sour fruit tang in the finish cuts any burn. Upfront is dusty, and malt In the mouth the bourbon isn’t that present. Sweet, mild, and delicious.
jredmond (4104) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at rattlea with Brendan, streets, Andrew, and baron. Pours a hazy brown body with creamy brown lacing. Aroma is chocolate and light oak notes. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of chocolate malts, brown sugar, molasses, and light sweetness.
Ratman197 (7761) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of berries, bourbon, oak, coconu and toffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of berries, bourbon, oak, coconut and toffee with a crisp dry lingering coconut finish.