Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one on tap @ Hunahpu release day. There was an obvious presence of bourbon, and filled the nose with smoky-cherry scents and a high hop zest. Tasted fantastic, lots of roasted malts, again a little smoky with some sweet cherries and a nice woody/earthy finish. Left the mouth bitter and dry, but was overall a fairly strong brew - a sipper indeed.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is black thin white head. Smell is sugary and coconuty. Taste is awesome lots of sweet flavors coconut pineapple dark molasses. Good.
JaBier (5652) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by some awesome folks at the Jackie O’s bottle release on 8/27/11. Muddy brown color with no head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, caramel, chocolate and cherry. Chocolatey and toffee/caramel flavor to start with vanilla and oak before a bourbon and chocolate finish. Really good stuff.
Dogbrick (9672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale on 08/27/2011. This brew is a murky reddish-brown color with a thin tan head that was nearly gone by the time the glass got to me. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of peaty malt, bourbon and vanilla. Rich body with an oaky bourbon character and notes of dark malts, vanilla and figs. The finish is earthy malt and bourbon. Good all around.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Plovmand at Theis and Mette tasting.
It pours pitch black with a tan head.
The aroma is quite sweet with notes of dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, alcohol and oak.
Flavour is sweet with notes of bourbon, dark fruits, oak, caramel and dark chocolate.
JoeTheYounger (1169) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle shared by duffmansw. #51 of 246 released. Murky brown pour with thin boobly head. Aroma is really interesting with sweet molasses and toast. Taste is pretty sweet with some chocolate and mild bourbon. Pretty tasty!
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, bouron and vineous alcohol. Sweet and malty flavour with a slightly tart tannic note and some oak. A bit cloying in the sweetness and with notable alcohol
Theis (14480) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (2009 - 69/246) at home - Tasting. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite head. Bourbon, licorice, fruity, roasted, sharpness, coconut, dried fruits, high malty, nice balance.
Plovmand (7056) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Hopscotch!!!! Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. The aroma is buttercotch, sweet caramel, vanilla, wood, bourbon and some toastedness. The flavour is sweet caramel, sweet malt, bourbon, wood and dark fruit. Nice balanced BA’ed beer.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, 2009 vintage, #5/246. The beer pours to a deep rusty brown body with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet tobacco malts with barley and brown malt. Very sweet. The flavor is sweet tobacco malts with lots of residual candi sugar sweetness. The palate was hard drinking. This was not a good beer to finish the night.