hamilton23 (616) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 750ml bottle that I had been hanging onto for a while. Pours cola brown with a bit of frothy head. Aroma is scotch ale with a hit of bourbon. Taste follows...reminds me of BA Big Sound with just a tinge of sourness in there. I was hoping for much more.
mcberko (7776) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a tiny beige head.
Aroma is very fruity, with red fruits, caramel and cocoa. Flavour is mostly caramel malt, with light notes of smoke, cocoa and dark fruitiness. Not overly complex and sort of watery actually. Probably too old but not oxidized. Decent, though certainly overrated.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle #82/204. Pours murky brown with thin tan head. The nose is sweet bourbon, molasses, brown sugar and vanilla. The taste is much the same. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer. 4.1
Ughsmash (7223) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle, #202/204. Poured coppery-amber with a smoked beige head. The aroma picked up sweet bourbon and brandy plus nutty malts and vanilla.. warm barrel filled the nose.. loved it! The flavor found tangy oak and bourbon on the tip of the tongue, with sweet chocolate, nutty notes, and lesser toast behind.. sweet boozy notes, vanilla, and nutty malts on the long, warm finish. Medium-plus bodied with low carbonation.. just a tad too sweet, but otherwise delicious!
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle # 120 / 204. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Vanilla, caramel, wood, bourbon, earthy, some nuttiness, and dark fruits. Overall alcohol content well hidden.
drowland (6479) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBWG 2013. Brown pour with a small khaki head. Rich BA aroma with tons of nuttiness, vanilla, wood, sweet caramels, and a touch of oxidation and apples perhaps. Flavor follows suit. Really glad to try it!
riversideAK (5692) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appley boozy and tart on the nose. Acethleydeheydeydacetheydle or however you spell that shit. Super green apple sweetness. BRown sugar, and maple. Murky dark brown pour, beige ring, no lace, good legs. Scotch aley flavors, toffee, caramel and green apple, light peat, chocolate bourbon vanilla. Still green appley, light roast earthy bitterness and a touch of roast. Lingering sugary sweetnss. Smooth very full bodied.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
202/204. Pours deep brown and murky. A light tan head. Aroma is creamy chocolate and deep earthy nuts. Flavor is a sweet chocolate, nuts, brown malts, oak, and bourbon. Easy drinking and creamy.
MIBRomeo (2568) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour small tan head soapy bubbles. A touch of cedar and tobacco was my first thought. Huge syrup sweetness lots of brown sugar. Well coated lightly sticky palate. Sweet brown sugars caramel a touch of dry wood in the finish. Very good warm finish great in small doses as the huge sweetness really ads up.
jbruner (2683) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at RBWG thanks to drowland! Pours a dark reddish brown with thin off white head and light lacing. Aromas of dark fruits, roasted dark malt, light booze, vanilla, brown sugar, and nuts. Taste follows, like a bourbon barrel aged version of a nut brown, but a hint more booze and dark fruits. This is awesome, can’t believe I was able to try this.
burg326 (4111) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle opened at RBWG grand tasting, poured a dark brown color with aromas of dark fruits, malt, light booze, a touch of oxidation, and some light nuts. Flavors were riped dark fruits soaked with some booze. Light oxidation i aftertaste. Glad I was able to finally try one of my own personal whales. Thanks for letting me get some.