brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a flat copper color with minimal carbonation. Aroma is dominated by alcohol. Some bourbon, vanilla, and caramel are there, but mostly just booze. Taste is a bit more balanced, though still boozy. Vanilla, bourbon, oak, brown sugar, and toffee are also present. Plenty of caramel and some hints of dark fruit. Not bad if you can get past the extreme booziness of the nose.
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home......It pours clear copper with no head.....The aroma is bourbon, raisins, fruit and oak... The flavor is sweet, fruit, warming, bourbon, alcohol and caramel.... nice brew....
MOLA_DK (285) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Bottle no 1004. Pours dark amber, no head. Caramel and alcohol in the aroma, leather, dark fruits, very nice. Oily, fat, portlike taste, very very nice. Not an average BW
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MaartenRF10 (1614) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What an incredibly awesome beer! It was dark when I poured and drank it, so I don’t have any idea of the looks of it.the aroma is stunning, whiskey, vanilla, barley wine. Taste likewise with hints of wood. Body is full and almost oily and the carbonation is very present for a beer of this style and alcohol percentage. topbeer!
Beer4000 (4606) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. An amber body with a small off-white head. Strong aroma of dry fruit, caramel malt and warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet, really sweet malt, dry fruit particular raisins, vanilla and burning alcohol. Full body and looong aftertaste with the same flavor. Fantastic BIG beer, even being this sweet the alcohol and bitterness seems to create some kind of balance. The bitterness is almost not notable, but it just has to be there. Amazing and wonderful.
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18cl bottle thanks to Colin. Hazy reddish color, almost no head. Smell malts, clearly bourbon BA. Taste malts, slightly caramel, lightly sweetish alcohol and again clearly liquor. Medium to full carbo, medium to full body.
marcus (6770) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle consumed at t’Arendsnest. Pours reddish brown with no head at all and an incredible fruit and malt aroma. There is a fruit and vanilla flavor with a lingering alcohol finish.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sample courtesy of Vinnay. Pours like a nice, deep red with a soft, clean surface. Aroma of Dutch cheese, cherry cough syrup. Nice and dank yo. I don’t feel like finishing this. Thanks Vin.
PhillyCraft (3433) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with Pat and Allen. Poured a brown color with thin head and not much lacing. Aromas of cheese, wood, maple. Taste is booze, sugar, dark fruit, figs, cherries, wood, cognac. Boozy and warming as hell, but still layered and delicious. Some other vanilla bean in their as well. Sticky palate.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(167ml bottled 4-19-11 thanks to bu11zeye) clear rich brown, oily light tan head. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, candy, rich, chocolate, caramel. Taste is very sweet, marshmallow, candy, caramel, medium thick body, alcoholic, sweet kick at the end.