zvikar (4200) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks YK23 & eyes_wide_shut. Pours brown to black with a beige head, aroma of toffee, brandy, vanilla, wood and sweetness, flavor of wood, toffee, brandy, whiskey, chocolate chips, coconut and alcohol, medium bodied
kerenmk (4191) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks YK23 & eyes_wide_shut. 2011 bottling and a tasteless label. Black with tan ring. Cookies, slightly smoky, sweet cherry aroma. A little dry, bitter then sweet, port undertones. A little inky, too. Full body, smooth, heavy, and hardly any carbonation.
tomer (3032) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At a tasting, thanks YK23 & eyes_wide_shut, almost no head, opaque very dark brown colour, strong and dominant aroma of bourbon, wood and vanila with just a hint of cherry liquor, sam e traits in flavour with some raisins added, quite strong sourness, heavy sweet aftertaste. Too one dimensional and not easy to drink.
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks YK23 & eyes_wide_shut. 2011 bottling. Black with a foamy beige to ligh brown head. Aroma is cookies-ish, with bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, some dark fruits, some alcohol and light infected notes. Alcoholic flavor with lots of whiskey, cookies, vanilla, a bit of chocolate and fruitiness. Pretty hard to drink, bourbon is overpowering.
stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin pour, opaque look with tan bubbly head. Fades fast though, almost one year of age on this one. Aroma is light vanilla whiskey with the raisins coming through in the middle of the aroma. Light bourbon flavor, thin and crisp palate. Had one of these last year and was disappointed. The year age has not done much to make it any better but it is more balanced now.
Camons (10441) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dan’s House, Denver. Pours pitch black with a creamy light tan head, faqding and leaving nice lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, raisins, biscuit. Taste is rather light with malts, oak, bourbon, biscuit, raisins and other dark fruit. Thin to medium body, average carbonation, alcohol well hidden. 220212
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of ARMIN. Gracias mofo! Deep brown/black appearance with a light brown head. Toasty, dark chocolate/caramel, sugary aroma. Caramel, toffee, light whiskey, toasty sweet flavor.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of bottle is dark brown almost black, no light coming through. Off white slightly tan head. Aroma has notes of raisin, rum soaked green raisin, nice rum cake, finishes with caramel and toffee, some slight hints of roast. Taste is a nice mix of raisin, dark fruit, some whiskey notes ans slight booze, hints of vanilla, touch of caramel, finishing fairly bitter and slightly harsh.
natejgood (483) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich dark brown with a nice coffee colored head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma of sweet raisons and malts. Flavor starts out a bit sour, works its way to sweetness, and then goes back to sour again in the aftertaste. Has a relatively strong flavor of bourbon and malts. Very complex and a bit confusing. Very flavorful beer, but I can’t tell if I enjoy the flavor or not. It is interesting no doubt. The more I drink the more the bourbon comes through. If you like beers with big, interesting flavors, this is definitely worth a try.
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The nose offers vanilla, cinnamon and roasted malts. Medium to full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is certainly cookie-like, but mainly acrid, acidic and deeply roasted. Finishes tangy, singed and a hint dry. The Stranahan’s barrel added complexity to this beer without being at all overbearing. In fact, I didn’t really detect any whiskey at all. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!