tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle tnx to.Alex. Pours dark brown with hints of mahogany red and a good tanned head. Aroma is sweet vanilla a bit acidy very fruity good barrel character malty. Flavor is very good, sweet vanilla and a bit sourish fruity in front plenty of bready and nutty character with more malts in middle and boozy fruity bittering with vanilla towards the end.
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ampled at DLD 2014. Thanks guy! This was the better of the Cigar City brews I had that day. 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.
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle thanks to fear025. Pours a deep brown with no head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, some vanilla. Taste has a slight coconut/vanilla taste in the end. Alcohol heat. Medium thick body. Light carb. Alcohol burn.
charule (1104) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Bottle shared from artmcd8. Nice very bourbon aroma with light salt date raisin licorice. Light carb med bod. Very plum still hottish taste. Harsher than I would have thought.
northropfrye (2213) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark maroon off white head. Sweet dark fruit and bourbon cherry aroma. Perfect smooth but not flat palate. Barley wine esque. Thanks thiessensce for this one.
cards04 (1764) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks northopfrye! This is awesome. Pours a cola color with tan head. Aromas of vanilla, caramel. Flavors are nice sweet vanilla, butter, caramel and a boozy finish. excellent.
alex4r (72) - - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last years release I believe, green wax. Murky brown pour, heavy barrel notes. Malty as hell, toffee, caramel notes on the nose. Medium texture. The taste follows suite, a little burn from the alcohol, I am sure this would mellow out over time. Pretty rich, probably not order everybody but I dig it
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Excellent aroma of bourbon, molasses, and dark fruits. This is great as it warms, opening up and drinking surprisingly smooth for a big beer. Certainly a sipper, but no bitterness comes through at all and the bourbon, vanilla/oak and scotch ale base work nicely together.
ICEatALAMO (938) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour is a dark brown. The aroma is very sweet, slight toffee. The taste is sweet and slight bourbon. Much better than the plain big sound, much better.
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JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours cloudy brown orange with small thin head. Nose is fruity bourbon and raisin, molasses. Taste is fruity fig, bourbon, raisin, plum, some oak. Finish is slightly boozy, winter fruits, caramel. Enjoyed it!