douglas88 (6844) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
/Wax dipped bottle number 57/204 thanks to Eric from Boise. 2009 edition. Pours totally black with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet bourbon, oak, and fruit. The flavor is a massive bourbon treatment, earthy oak and dark roasted malts, dry, the scotch ale is dominant here. Very well done.
drowland (6636) - 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!
SudsMcDuff (6570) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky brown with a fine head, low lacing .. . wonderful aroma of chocolate vanilla, oak, light whiskey, creamy molasses, disney magic, sweet wood, and light fun brown malts.. . a dangerous level in terms of the mouth, full enough to bring in the praise and general enjoyment with a truly easy level of drinking .. . this is great great stuff, lovely aftertaste, finishes like an ace.. . CCB will turn heads with special brews like this... honored to have tried it.. .
larsga (6544) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Dark cocoa and alcohol aroma with milky honey notes. Dry-sweetish alcoholic grainy sugary marzipan taste with oxidized papery chocolate notes. Mid-to-full body. Dry aftertaste of much the same but emphasizing the cocoa. Nice, but too alcoholic. (0.75l bottle shared by kestral.)
after4ever (6513) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, capped and waxed. blue wax and cool label. opaque dark brown with loose tan head. bourbon, peat, caramel, and toffee on the nose. creamy medium body with woolly carb. peat, caramel, and bourbon on the mid palate. lingering sweet caramel finish.
KnutAlbert (6349) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by kestral. Strong, sweet and spicy. Deceivingly smooth, wonderful complex beer.
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared at Derek’s Tasting brought by me. 113 of 204. Pours a murky brownish dark hue, near opaque, some lighter edges with a small frothy tannish head that dies to an ok film, ok lacing. Aromas are touches of orange marmalade, light bitterness, red and dark fruit, raisins, caramel, toffee, rich Bourbon spirit, a touch of heat, vanilla tannins. Sweet, biscuits, brown malts, bread, earthy toffee. Initial is a bit thinned out, a touch metallic moving into red fruit and ark fruit, big toffee and caramel, biscuits, toast. Vanilla, a faint touch of cocoa, very bready and malty with warming bourbon, vanilla tannins. Rich red fruit, cherries and raisins, vanilla, twisted toffee and caramel, biscuits. Fairly sweet with kisses of oaky vanilla, wet wood, and touches of Bourbon spirit. Finish is a bit mellow, a-ok. A bit faded body wise, but tasty, the bases do indeed follow through
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A fantastic woody, nutty, rich and creamy big brown ale of some kind. Wow!
How: Bottle 750ml.. Consumed when almost two years of age. Bottle from tytoanderso, huge thanks to my man Tyler
The look: Dark mahogany body topped by a small persistent beige head
In long: Really enjoyable barrel heavy nose that for once doesn’t smell like bourbon. Plenty of earthy oak barrels with notes of walnuts, rich caramel. Mouthfeel is exceptional, full, very creamy and velvety with plenty of very soft bubbles. Taste is sweet course with creamy fudge, walnuts & cashews, smooth caramel, vanilla, wet wood. Despite being a 10%+ BA beer (and a CCB) this beer is anything but aggressive, it is in fact incredibly smooth. All the flavors coexist peacefully and there is no alcohol presence at all. If only the wood could dry out the beer a bit more this would be a masterpiece as only the apparent sweetness prevents me from giving it a masterpiece score. My favorite CCB so far and by far, and it is actually my first and only “wow!” beer CCB. I conclude most of my CCB ratings by saying that this brewery is overrated but today is different, I’m simply incapable of being cynical right now because this fantastic beer has put me in a wonderful mood. Rainbows are pretty.
riversideAK (5738) - 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.
thirdeye11 (5730) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle #15/204 2009 vintage thanks to SudsMcDuff) ruddy orange-brown with a ring of tan bubbles. Nose of leather, bourbon, orange peel, chocolate, and something else I couldn’t pin down. Taste of hot bourbon, mild fusels, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, cream, and slightly metallic. Thick viscous body, great linger of chocolate.