chrisv10 (15525) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, oak, wood, bourbon, whiskey and a little sour. Flavour is malt, wood, caramel, oak, little sour, medium sweet, toasted, little toffee, little vanilla, notes of alcohol and a little whiskey.
Rasmus40 (17824) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, wood, light acetone and red wine. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 170113
saxo (16989) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are a mix of barrels - ranging from white wine to bourbon, oak and fruits. Funny idea and surprisingly successfull. Slightly acidic. Great experience.
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from CoOp Bellingham
Beautiful red-amber color with medium sized head. Aroma of vanilla oak and wood, light cookies, light alcohol. Sweet mouthfeel, malt and toffee flavor, good share of oak and vanilla, some whiskey, rather boozy, light fruity and sour touch, pungent.
Personally, it’s a bit messy, not cohesive, not rich, alcoholic, and definitively not worth the extreme price.
Prufrockstar (1995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light red brown pour, murky. Aroma is intriguing and inviting: tart cherry, caramel, oak, candy. Taste: prunes, smoke, more sweet than tart. Brown sugar. Palate: soft carb, smooth full body, fills the mouth, pleasantly coating. Overall: unique and tasty, but feels a little muddled, like there's so much going on it doesn't pull together. Perhaps this is what happens when too many amazing beers get blended? Really glad I tasted this, though.
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elihapa (1547) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/1/13 notes: bottle, shared with family in Hawaii. Pour is dark red, mildly cloudy, small white head. Aroma is vinous, fruity, wild, oaky. Flavor has soft plum sweetness, pinot noir elements, mild but balanced tartness. Big, round flavor with warming booziness. Finish contributes a bit of smoke, more red wine, oak tannins. Successful as a compex beer, moreso than a flat-out sour.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up in StL. Pours a deep and murky brownish red, robust offwhite head. Nose is intriguing. Cherries, tartness, smoke, chocolate and roast. Malt forward and a big blast of vanilla/oak. All the elements are in there. On tasting, sweetness at the front that dries out. Light underlying tartness and rich molasses sweetness, barrel tannins, oak and wine. Some cocoa and more cherry notes. Faint smokey quality. Fruity and oak and kind of all over the place, though it really does seem to work. Really cool stuff!
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Relatively clear medium brown with a small pale head. Aroma is caramel, dates, raisins, sour cherries, plums, a little funk. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, well balanced on the palate with a warm sweet finish and a touch of tang. Taste is raisins, sour cherries, blood plums, dates, hint of star anise.
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle A - Pours hazy caramel, minimal head, little carbonation, completely still far one minute. A - Aged liquor, tawny port, boozy, ripe dark fruit. T - Complex. Not much traditional ale flavors here. Oak notes, vanilla, praline, tawny port, cream sherry. M - Full bodied & smooth. O - Artful, an exercise in how far beer can be taken.
Johnsense (1368) - - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours as dark as an old penny, with a thin layer of offwhite head. Whisky, cherry and wood in the aroma. Taste is port, whiskey, oak, dark nuts, dark toffee, sugar, booze. Some vanilla comes through as it warms. Tart but balanced. Medium body. Love the way this laced down the glass.