marcus (5615) - 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 (1202) - 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 (2584) - 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 (5338) - 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.
Rasmus40 (8909) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep red with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Sticky and oily. 030712
CanIHave4Beers (2768) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Kulminator
Pours a ruby color with a good head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is sweet and mapley with some toffee, bourbon, and booze. Very rich smelling!
The flavor is very sweet, very rich, some mild orange, lots of maple, vanilla and woody booziness. Very tasty.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Skjold Burne, Århus
bottle 186, brewed 2011.01.12, bottled 2012.02.07
The cap, waxed, opens with no sound; it pours flat and oily, with no head. It has a very good malty aroma, with some toffee, mature wood, a touch of Bourbon vanilla; very British.
Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; very sweet malt flavor, with some caramel and butterscotch; the alcohol can just be perceived, but it’s well managed in this big beer; there are nice tones of Bourbon whiskey; quite remarkable for the lack of bitterness; hence the final is a bit too short. It has similarities with the classic Thomas Hardy’s Ale, with more vanilla and less character.
I appreciate mostly because I like sweet beers, but it lacks of depth.
vipinvelp (1617) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2012 Color is Dark ruby with small white foam head. Aroma is complex, donâ€™t knowhow exactly to describe, taste is Bourbon sweet. High carbonized you think you are drinking lemonade, but then the alcohol comes. Strange beer. (Velp 201206)
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown with no head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, mushroom, brazil nuts. Oily mouthfeel, smooth on the palate with a sweet finish. Taste starts slight nutty - pecan and hazelnut with a hint of oak and bourbon, and then the taste morphs into sweet notes - caramel, butterscotch, dates, fig, raisin, toffee. Unique.
TheEpeeist (3053) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
180 ml bottle. Clearish golden brown with a few large bubbles. Nose has a weird onion smell, grass and honey. Syrupy but not so thick with a tingle. Taste has the same oniony qualities seemingly from the bourbon barrel and hopping, Caramel vanilla sweetness toned down by bitter grass. Nicely warming but very little alcohol detected. Wonder if the clear glass has skunked the hop additions?