Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a nice deep ruby amber with a moslty lasting big off beige head. Aroma is big caramel malt, not too much sharp dark crystal though- some toffee, honey, nutty chocolate and light roast and hints of burnt malts, oak, bourbon moderate sweetness. Flavor is caramel and bourbon sweetness with more vanilla and oak coming through with slight burnt edges, fruity notes all around- figs and apple with some plum, toffeee, and almost wine like tannins towards the end. As it warms slight solvent, bourbon and ethanol come through. Pretty nice though overall.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle 206/246 ...wow, i usually don’t like scotch ales but i really enjoyed this one. bourbon in the nose. Dark brown color, light head. Aroma of licorce, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Full-bodied and very complex. Very well done cigar city!
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75 l bottle at Petalax Beer Festival 2010. Dark brown color. Sweet perfumed aroma with vanilla, bourbon, raisins and prunes. Toffeish and bourbony flavor with raisins and prunes in the background. Some sharp alcohol. Toffee and bourbon blend well. A bit too sharp on alcohol.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to andrew. Murky red brown thin head. Sweet bourbon charred fruit richer and juicier. Red fruit bourbon oak rich but it become boozy and messy. Dry finish 7/3/7/4/14 3.5
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a murky brown color. Aroma is sweet, malty, some wood and light bourbon but alcohol it is noticeable. Flavor is sweet with vanilla, bourbon, cream and raisins. Very smooth overall.
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 (20947) - 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 (13000) - 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 (2312) - 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.