anders37 (17931) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody spicy chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish.
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2012 release, 12/5/2012. Pours deep brown, thin beige head, sudsy lacing and boozy legs. Aroma is a bit rough dark bready malts, sweet chocolate molasses, vanilla, big woody bourbon and booze. Taste is nutty, sweet caramel, roasted chocolate, bit of hoppiness, coconut, smooth bourbon character. Full, chewy body. Pretty nice, could be nicer with a bit more age for this vintage.
Lukaduke (2399) - Portland, 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 !
jbruner (2560) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from John! Pours a dark caramel brown with thin beige head and light lacing that slips down the glass. Aroma of scotch, wood, vanilla, sweet toffee. Taste follows, sweet, boozy deliciousness. Damn good.
Leighton (12257) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, creamy tan head. Lots of sugary malts and ripe fruits in the nose. Big sweet flavor, dark malts, brown sugar, toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation.mlightlybwarmingnfinish, lots of sticky, sugary dark malts, toffee, raisins, plums and figs. Good. Big and sweet, but good. (4.0)
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2013 bus trip day. Pours clear, golden-brown with a light, creamy head. Big and sweet, lots of honey and toffee. Light dryness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, lots of sugary fruits, toffee, etc. Ballsy stuff. (3.7)
<br ?>Bottle shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to someone...maybe Jack? Pours red-brown with a fine, beige head. Ripe dark fruit noe, some darkened malts. Big sweet flavor with alcohol, brown sugar and dark bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately warming finish with sticky dark sugars, brown sugar, toffee, toasty bread. Sweet, sugary stuff, but for what it is it is good. (3.8)
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not sure who was the one who shared this at Blue Lobster, but big thanks! Nose is a deep, well-integrated bourbon presence alongside some sweet caramel. Light oak and vanilla. Flavor is bourbon forward with good backing sweetness and oak. Full body and fairly viscous. No real booze. Quite nice.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. Pours cloudy reddish brown with slight beige head. The aroma is Scotch, caramel, earth, and toffee. The flavor is tobacco, toffee, barrel char, with a tasty earthy finish. A very enjoyable beer.
Tmoney99 (11230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at Noogfest High 5.
Poured a hazy dark brown color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium toasted malt, wood and earthy scotch aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
A smooth complex drinkable brew.
emacgee (4176) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks fishingnet for the trade. Pours a murky brown with a one finger tan head. The nose is sweet, shows some caramel malt, mill tannic oak, very mild bourbon, fruity. The flavor is malty, shows some mild peat, tannic oak, warming alcohol, mild vanilla, woody. Palate is tannic and warm.
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by emacgee. Thanks Ethan. Nose of big caramel, light bourbon, big malts, a lot like the original. Flavor shows some more bourbon than the nose, wood, peat, vanilla, scotch. Very nice and warming.