Lukaduke (2853) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dull brown color with a fluffy foam... On the nose its big round and boozy, with rich brown sugar, molasses, a touch of earthy barrel notes and even some smokey peat. The palate is much of the same with rich mouthfeel and soft balance with flavors. The bourbon is definitely upfront but there is enough complexity in the bourbon and base beer for the final product to be pleasing and worth seeking out !
kermis (8508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared, thanks! Near black with barely any head. Aroma of big bourbon, vanilla, woody barrel notes, toffee, sweet malt and caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
pushkinwow (2434) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Ian at the 2015 Ottawa end-of-year gathering. Very dark mahogany with a very feint beige film. Aroma was overwhelmingly sweet with lots of vanilla, scotch, bourbon, plum, caramel, toffee and raisins. Moderate+ body and mild carbonation, very sweet and almost cloying, very boozy, made me feel slightly diabetic.
Benzai (11843) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Countbeer. Dark brown to black color, medium sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, caramel and huge bourbon. Taste malts, sweet, again loads of bourbon, light vanilla, light toffee, caramel, wet raisins. Bourbon flavoured aftertaste with a firm bitterness to it as well. Full body, oily texture, medium but also a bit soft carbonation somehow. Very nice!
Countbeer (5727) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Small creamy head/lacing. Dark brown beer.
Aromas of mainly bourbon, butter and caramel with some hints of dried leaves, some spice, marzipan and vanilla and sweet fruit. Very nice!
Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, older wood, dried leaves, some toffee and light caramel, bitters, some prunes, marzipan, hint of bay leaf...
Aftertaste is bitter, toasty, dried leaves, bourbon, wood, etc.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky oily mouthfeel, more than just medium bodied.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with Bourbon barrel, licorice, dark fruits, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with, roasted coffee, bourbon barrel, licorice notes, very nice. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.
markextrae (2763) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle shared by a friend. poured a murky brown colour with a nice thick off tanned head on top. lot’s of sweet bourbon hits the nose, raisins, sweet toffee, marzipan, vanilla, oak, sweet toffee, lot’s of balanced flavors. big chewy mouthfeel. a slight notice of charred smoke oak, campfire marshmallows. with a strong sweet bourbon aftertaste. very nice!
drsordr (1868) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour cloudy dark copper with moderate tan head. Nose sweet caramel, toffee, raisin, plum, and hint of barrel. Taste sweet malt up front quickly transition to spicy, slight booze, and plum, raisin. Finish with again slightly boozy and spicy. Thick mouth feel.
bytemesis (5567) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear chestnut, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is bourbon, marshmallow, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar. Flavor is fully sweet, dark fruits, raisins, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, a hint of cherries. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Well done, CCB.
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is caramel, bourbon barrel, booze. Appearance is dark ruby, light tan head. Taste is great, lots of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, bourbon barrel, nice. Mouthfeel is perfect, perfect carbonation and thick. Overall, very very nicely done.
Gription79 (2749) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Big bourbon aroma, coconut, vanilla, malty, caramel, raisin. This is big and chewy. Nice.