mathieuc (1394) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks a lot Tommy! Magnificient deep brown with a thin white head that sticks. There is a little alcohol in the aroma which must come from the apple brandy but it is pleasing and a good sign of what is to come. There is also a lot of sweetness in the aroma: brown sugar, caramel... you know the drill. Taste is full of sweets too but never cloying. There is a little alcohol burn but this only reinforce the fine spirit aura that this marvelous brew has. At times I thought this could have been labeled as an Old Ale too. Not sure how I could ever pick a winner from KRE, this, King Henry, MoaS, Cuir 100% BBA (we had them back to back on a quiet afternoon... woot!)... they were all exceptionnal in their own ways!
barn0216 (408) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Molasses brown, no foam. Lots of apple in the nose, malty, raisin, fig. Chocolate, ash, cherry, alcohol.
Sarlacc83 (806) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sent to me by Jim. Many thanks!
A: Dark mahogany with a thin cappuccino head.
N: Licorice, anise, toffee, biscuit, and cracker. Toast, vanilla, and alcohol. Bark and bourbon. Figs and dates. Sweet apples, butter, brown sugar, and sugary grapes.
T: Very sweet, but not cloying as I’ve found many a CCB beer to be. Touch of bitterness.
M: Very stick. Heavy body.
O: Probably the best CCB beer I’ve had, and one which I would choose out over the vaunted King Henry. Partly due to the fact KH is not a barleywine, and this is.
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong brandy, apple skin, wood. Medium mouthfeel with nice booze, apple core, oak, and nice lingering sweet finish, hides alcohol well, very impressive.
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2014, I believe by Ferris. Dark amber, creamy off white head. Big toast and sweet bourbon aroma. Sweet apple bourbon and toffee flavours, moderately bitter. Lovely balance, deep malt structure. Superb.
dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to goblet at RBAG...thanks Ferris
Aroma of candied fruit, currants, oak, bourbon, brown sugar. Muddy brown due to a bunch of particulates, nice creamy off white head. This is eminently drinkable, quite dangerous. Huge bourbon and oak, raisin, currant and candied fruit. Nice one.
kbudd19 (645) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Ferris at RBAG. Dark brown muddy pour with light white head. Aroma is dark fruits, toffee, burnt sugar, very nice. Taste is rich brown sugar sweetness, light vinious notes, oak, mild bitterness, very rich, big and tasty.
Ferris (4494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Sweet barrel and caramel with toffee notes. Cloudy brown with a brown head. Creamy dark toffee, with some pecan and barrel notes. Long woody sweet finish. Rich on the palate and smooth.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared @ Woodshed 3.0! Burnt tangerine pour with scarlet, garnet, and crimson at its core. A small, creamy eggshell foam sits on top but diminishes quickly. Loads of butterscotch, maple, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, oak, and brandy. Really tasty and dangerously drinkable. Excited to have finally tried this!
Lukaduke (2243) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to N8daGr8 ! Pours a deep mahogany color with a finger of fizzy khaki foam. Nose is beautiful with layers upon layers of smooth sweet caramel, toffee, marshmallow, dark fruit and a hint of nutty tang. Palate follows with great mouthfeel and transistions from front to back of the palate. Sugar daddys, some traces of apple, vanilla cream, molasses.... tasty beer !
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man!! Pour is deep crimson-brown with a frothy tan head and decent lacing. Sweet malty, almost tangy, caramelly, candi sugar, dark fruits, red licorice, bourbon, figs, and caramelized raisins in the aroma. Taste is rich figs, dates, marshmallows, slightly roasted, sweet caramel, prunes, somewhat grapey, and light vanilla. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Very nice barrel treatment and super smooth for 14%.