nsquishee (635) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like toffee and caramel. Very enticing. Pours a cloudy red-brown color with little head. Very dry taste with some sweetness and a linger tart-bitterness. Flavors of raisins and caramel are quickly dominated by flavors of oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Quite a unique beer. I bet this cellars well.
alobar (3286) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2013. Pours a dark amber color with aroma of dark fruit, vanilla, and booze. Dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel bread, vanilla, and bourbon. Very nice.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dan. Nose is huge with dark fruit and bourbon. Soft vanilla. Light alcohol. Taste is similar. Pretty nice.
mfhennig (221) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber. Color is a dark brown, small beige head. Boozy aroma dominates. Flavor is pretty complex, bourbon is very upfront here, dark fruit, molasses. Despite the high ABV, this is pretty smooth.
This is one of the really good ones. Flavor improves as it warms, and as it does, I keep tweaking the numbers higher. This bottle was at least six months old, so it goes onto the search list. Xcellent brew!!!
PartyFowle (791) - - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The girlfriend says "la petite mort" is a French phrase for orgasm. If so: good name for a beer. Bottle into tulip. Muddy clay-red. A thin tan head quickly recedes to a ring. The nose: bourbon, maple, lots of molasses, some dark chocolate and a harsh grainy note followed by sweetness. Vanilla, figs, toffee. Bread pudding. The flavor doesn’t have as much bourbon character as the nose would suggest. Rather, it’s very malt-focused -- toasted wheat, rich toffee, burnt sugar. Very wheatwine-like. Moderate bitterness. Nice and oaky. Medium body, sugary, semi-viscous. Mild co2. Just a little alcohol burn. Tasty beer.
48FanInCali (829) - California, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - very solid malt bomb offering. Black pour with off white head. Nose of malt, barrel, and vanilla. Taste follows the nose with some roast notes. Not sure what time will do to this one. Fresh seems to be working well.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ernesto987 (5128) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, this thing sucked. It was cloying sweet barleywine esque. Nothing enjoyable at all. Barf.
tderoeck (7217) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-206) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!
Clear red brow beer, creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: boozy, sweet, caramel, lots of vanilla. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, lots of vanilla, caramel, alcohol, bit watery, thin, lots of alcohol. Aftertaste: bit sourish, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, soft bitterness, grassy touch, more alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, little thin in texture.
BrewHaMeister (367) - - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a murky brown with no real head or lacing. Aromas of caramel, leather, oak, bourbon, and vanilla with hints of fruit. Flavor is full bodied with a mild cocoa bitterness, slight oily mouth feel, and alcohol in the finish. Tasty.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, fruit and malt. Taste is bourbon, dark fruit, light carbonation, sweetness. Little boozy. So-so lacing.
JefVerstraete (2427) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBBWG, thanks Benzai! Orange colour, almost no head. Soft carbonation. Sweet malty, notes of bourbon, vanilla and dark sugar. Some fruitiness. Ok but too sweet.