HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. bottle served in a snifter. Poured a deep amber with a thin off white head. Tart aroma with some oak and vanilla. The Dissident really seems to come out in the beginning with some tart fruit. The barrel comes out more in the middle. The finish is really long with toffee and vanilla. I thought that there would be more alcohol, but it was pretty restrained. Medium to full bodied. Very complex beer with a lot going on. I’m glad that I grabbed another bottle to try on the "best after" day.
anders37 (14759) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody earthy weak funky aroma. Fruity malty oaky caramel vanilla flavor. Has a fruity malty woody caramel finish.
bleeng (1461) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a foamy head. Huge whiskey barrel nose. Taste is full of whiskey and a bit hot. A bit sticky. Good beer.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazed dark mahogany with a tan head. Strong bourbon aroma, vanilla, lots of dark fruits, brown sugar, and quite a lot of alcohol. A light tartness, heavy oak aroma, some charred wood notes, too. Tastes fairly boozy. Lots of whiskey, vanilla, and oak. Some caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Fairly boozy with a light tartness and lots of dark fruits. Not bad, but not great, either.
BoBoChamp (4699) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
36cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex brew, spicy/vinous and slightly alcoholic/woody, not too heavy, yet not balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!
joes (70) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark (orange)brown with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, wood, malts, a bit "green" or young. Sweets malts, bourbon/wood/vanilla, a hint of red fruit and orange liquor. Burning alcolhol, low carbo.
gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks mcberko! Pours a dark, ruby-brown with a fluffy white head, sticky, lingering head. Big time red wine aroma coupled with whiskey. Flavor is also dominated by red wine, whiskey, oak, a little dark fruit sweetness. Also very warming going down, but not overly boozy. Cool collaboration by two superior breweries.
yespr (28663) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy amber to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is overripe fruity and almost wineous. Smooth fruity, light citric and smooth wooden to wineous. Light phenolic and light tarish. Overripe fruity into a dry finish.
joergen (18877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Bottle at yespr.
Clear amber coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and oak with notes of alcohol.
Warming alcoholic finish.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear amber with a red tint, a small tan head that dissipates, and some lacing.
smell is of alcohol that curls the noise hairs, caramel, and some dark fruits.
taste is very strong, barley, caramel, and malt. tastes more like a barelywine than a strong ale.