after4ever (5731) - 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.
drowland (5688) - 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 (5557) - 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.
KnutAlbert (5546) - 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.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 204/204 shared by MikeTD. Pours a mahogany body with a yellow white head. Maple, bourbon and oak. Mat driven beer with some light scotch notes and a nutty chocolate tone, but just feels a bit over barreled. Good.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Poured a hazy dark brown with a grayish brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a pretty present bourbon note as well as light fruit dark grains, roasted malts and a bit of chocolate. Flavor began with sweet dark grains and bread, chocolate and roasted malts which were joined by a growing bourbon note.
SudsMcDuff (5350) - .....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.. .
thirdeye11 (5338) - 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.
douglas88 (5140) - 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.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Acquired 750 ml bottle via trade with Hopscotch. Bottle 183/204 pours a hazy and thick brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that has some nice retention. Aroma of bourbon, some apple, caramel, a hint of roasted nuts and a touch of chocolate/vanilla. Taste is full bodied, boozy, with flavors of roasted caramel malt, bourbon, a hint of coconut, vanilla and some raisin. Finish is strong alcohol, some raisin, bourbon and vanilla aftertaste. Very complex with so many flavors and stories to tell. One of my favorites of the night.