Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is dark caramel with a thin off-white head. Aroma and flavor of rum raisin, caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, and booze. Finish is hot and cloyingly sweet.
rxeight (1193) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at fauxbab. Where I come from these are called stouts. Dark thick sweet and smooth.
blomster (249) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown viscous pour, completely flat. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma, bourbon, caramel. Taste is a different story, rich fudge, coconut, wood barrel, smooth bourbon. Sweet, long finish. A perfect dessert beer that could be even better if carbonated just a little bit more.
peteinSD (1336) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle via trade (I forget from who but thank you just the same). Extremely dark oily brown with no head. Aroma is decadent bourbon, charred candied sugar, vanilla, raisin, alcohol bitterness, and licorice. Taste is thick with raisin, caramel, burnt plum, bourbon and vanilla, molasses, and light bitterness from the alcohol. Smooth, coating mouthfeel. Comes across like a rougher, amped up Angel’s Share. Impressive and unique.
Ataraxia (341) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque dark brown, almost black, and almost no lacing at all. Moderately boozy aroma filled with bourbon, chocolate, raisins, caramel, plums, cherries, and hints of charred oak. Sharp bittersweet taste that is accentuated by the lively carbonation and barrel treatment. Strong, viscous, but a tad rough. Full-bodied and boozy with a long finish.
jmagnus87 (2376) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Dark fermented fruits and caramel with the addition of vanilla and oaky bourbon. Absolutely awesome.
charule (957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with artmcd8 at voodoo. Poured black with tan ring. Nice bourbon vanilla aroma. Smooth slight heat thats welcomed. Tasty.
artmcd8 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep black brown without much head. Aroma of bourbon and malts. Slightly hot but delicious
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle generously cracked by Sparky! Dark chestnut with scarlet, garnet, and crimson at its edges. Small eggshell crown perched on top. Super sweet bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar in the nose. Flavor is filled with molasses, vanilla, chocolate, and candied dark fruit. Rich and luxurious. The alcohol is present but surprisingly not overpowering. Definitely a sipper and would compliment a decadent dessert but not cloyingly sweet. Good brew!
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with small then tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, dark fruit, brown sugar and alcohol. Taste is bold sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit (fig, plum, and raisins) and booze. Full bodied minimal carbonation good dessert beer. Well done barley wine.