RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great bourbon barrel aroma. Hints of smoke and caramel. Fairly dry, perhaps a bit more that the regular Big Sound. Nicely balanced, the barrel doesn’t take over the flavor entirely.
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ cgarvieuk, paired with the unaltered version. Brown colour, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, more vanilla, sour fruits, roasted malts. Flavour of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts and fruits. Quite sweet.
cgarvieuk (17282) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2010 bottle 111 at home ... thanks to thecheeseman .... short lived tan head ... deeep cherry richer nose than normal ... light vanilla nose ... bourbon front ... soft fruits again ... but quite a lot of vanilla and coconut ....prefer the original ... 3.5 TK2 Same bottle 4 days latter ... if anything i think this has got better ... deep brown ... rich caramel vanilla nose ... soft rich fruits .... coconut ... soft roast malt ... this has definitely improved with the breathing ... 3.9 Leaving as is after all who else is likl to let it breath for 4 days
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy aroma of milky caramel and lavender. dark brown, small head. sweet strongly sugary and direct. toasted sugar.Sugar.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml wax dipped shared by scrizzz. Sweet maple syurpiness, with almond brown sugar and a oh so faint touch of smoke. Flat and creamy. Sweet dark prune with a good amount of nuttiness as well as leather. Caramel oxidation, prune, walnut, vanilla and kind of boozy.
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, capped and waxed. pours a crystal clear and very still dark amber with toffee edges. no head, lace, or legs. huge bourbony nose, some peat and caramel there too. creamy, sticky, thick body. bourbon, peat, and caramel mid palate. lingering caramel and smoke finish.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of peat, wood, bourbon, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor of oak, peat, caramel malt, earth, and roastiness with a dry finish.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle acquired in trade with daknole (thanks!). Poured a brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of vanilla, wood, peat, earthy, and dark fruits. Tastes of vanilla, caramel, earthy, some bourbon, and wood.
Butters (3961) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Late entry from Noogfest High Five. Clear brown pour. Smokey, woody, and tasted like a lollipop! Tasty brew.
deyholla (8117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the January ’10 Metro Detroit tasting. Thanks to northernbrews again! Poured a very murky deep brown with a brown head. Aroma was quite boozy with some underlying dark grains and vanilla. Flavor was boozy as well with dark grains and some cereal notes. The beer was nice and slick on the tongue.