rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle, reserve 2011, dark brown color, with a small tan head, nice grated coconut, vanilla, fruitcake, bourbonish nose, with some mild barley sugar, toasted, caramel, wheat, biscuity malty notes, with a light maple syrup, sponge toffee, bran muffin, dried raisin, prune, maple sugar accents in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty, fruitcake, light maple syrup, strong bourbon barrel, phenolic boozy character, with some brown sugar, barley sugar, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, wheat malt, toffee, cookie dough flavours, with a fruity dried raisin, fig, sugar pie, raisin pie, vanilla undertone, leading towards a warming, sweet maple sugar, dried fruit, coconut bourbon liquorish finish.
punkska101 (1455) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ddc release A: bourbon, plums, caramel, raisins, red fruits, dates alcohol app: murky brown small beige head t/p: full body with sweet and medium long finish. Soft carbonation. O: a nice touch is added from this barrel aging the bourbon play nicely the complexity already present in the original brew. Alcohol is a tad too present.
ametras (1030) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
 341ml bottle. Murky brown with a foamy beige head. Flavors are roasted cereals, peat malt, tobacco, molasses, vanilla, maple syrup, burnt caramel, alcohol and bourbon with salty notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.
Stoned99 (843) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 Bottle from Marché Village. Aroma: strong aroma of bourbon, candied fruits, spices, woody. App: hazy dark burgundy, murky, medium tan head, little retention but still has some lacing. Taste and palate: medium to full body, medium sweetness, a hint of maple in mouth, really subtle bitter and alcohol finish but this is way more sweet than bitter. Overall: good warming beer. Quite complex. Like the woody love given by the barrel. Quite sweet but this is nothing unusual for this kind of beer.
Hopmaestro (985) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet from maple syrup, plums and hints of vanilla. Taste is awesome sweet toffee, sticky raisins and figs, low bitterness and pure decadence. You almost get diabetes from this one by just looking at it. Never the less, it’s an awesome winter warmer
BiiruBierBeer (811) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2015 Smells like coffee and a bit of malt. Taste is raisins and weird sort of malty notes. Medium to thick body with some booziness. Basically no carbonation and smooth.
Beachmaster (293) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle into a tulip. Pours a deep brown, with a moderate off-white head that quickly fades. Nose is caramel and maple, and the taste follows the nose, with a short hop finish. Nice.
larsniclas (6337) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Bottled with a small, brief head.
Vinous , acidic aroma with vinegar.
Sweet and perfumeish flavour. Heavily vinous and rather alcoholic.
Sweet fruits; figs, plums.
Benzai (11843) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [from IP trade with Yourilevesque] @ weekly tasting shared with Joes and Judyvv. Nice dark red, red-brown color, average sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, sweetish, oak. Taste malts, oak, wood, bourbon, sweetish, a hint of caramel, softly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
GothGargoyle (1952) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is bourbon, raisins, dates, caramel, fig, maple, prunes. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, rich and sweet on the palate with a fruity finish. Hides the booze well. Taste is raisins, bourbon, maple syrup, dates, figs, caramel, prunes. Delicious.
knickskicks (1028) - - APR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour. Nose is ashy, bourbon, caramel. Taste is incredibly sweet. Medium mouthfeel.