hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 101/246 by way of dak on 3/21/2010.
very dark reddish orange shade of brown... murky with a beige head.
loads of green pepper in the aroma along with lactose, brown sugar, figs, cake, a touch of chocolate and some toasted nuttiness.
the flavor is the same... very rich and caramel-y. i can’t help but think that this is not as good as the original... 7/5/7/4/15/3.8
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@PBF2010 Ruby amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, wood, vanilla, some mild notes of fudge as well. Flavour is quite wooden, some fudge and mild notes of alcohol. A bit stinging, otherwise nice.
TBone (11917) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (bottle 237/246, vintage 2009)
Dark brown color, steady beige head. Aroma of licorce, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Full-bodied. Vanilla, oak, licorice, bourbon. More complex and more interesting than the normal version.
badnewsbeers (2317) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2011 2009. 146/246. pours an almost prune-like color...medium beige head..aroma of huge raisin, oak, licorice and lactose. a beautiful,soft mouth feel gives rise to an elegant bourbon-laden prune. fig, molasses, and raisin make up the profile
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to ericandersnavy. Poured a dark brown with a white top. Aroma was of coffee, logs, and pine. Flavor was of cherry, peat, and chocolate. Weird taste.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle #101/246 shared by Daknole at Hellbilly’s Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Thanks Dak! Pours cloudy chocolate brown with a thin tan head. The nose is sweet bourbon, smoked peat and light chocolate. The taste is caramel, vanilla, wood and bourbon. Medium bodied. Very good.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. Pours a clear brown with red hints and a thin white head. Bourbon, vanilla and toast on the nose. Nutty and smooth, toast and vanilla. Light vanilla and a little more toast. Tasty.
jtclockwork (7111) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG and then again at my house. What are the odds of getting two bourbon barrel aged Big Sounds in one week in NJ? Apparently pretty good. Pours a brownish almost black color with tan head. Nose is coffee, toffee, smoked wood, molasses and brown sugar. Taste is lightly smoked wood, toffee, vanilla, alcohol, maple brown sugar and light molasses.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at RBWG, pours dark brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet cream and bourbon. Flavor is bready malts and yeast flavors with some light bourbon and vanilla in the finish. I like the original, but I love this one.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; thanks Scrizzzz; bottle #105 of 246; side by side with the non-BA version; pours light amber with almost clear with thin tan head to the edges; light caramel, bourbon and vanilla cookies; texture is thin with light flavor profile of caramel, some peat, sweet bourbon; prefer the non-BA version