ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is a ruby river water with one finger of off-white head; the head is nice, but dissipates quickly and leaves only the modest show of lacing. Nose is oak beams, tobacco, barn, dust, hay, burnt caramel, and a very syrupy malt. Taste is a clone of this nose. WoW!!! The woody, sweet earth takes over and fireworks go off on the pallet. This is one of the best BWs I have come across. The pallet takes the sweet, deep (almost perfume like) musk and stays thick, without the roast, from start to finish. Matt from Capone’s recommended this, and it did not disappoint!
madmitch76 (12235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24th March 2008
Pleasant aromatic vanilla and bourbon nose that carries through to the flavour. Lovely smooth malt with a sweet note. Really well joined up. Lovely!
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle of the ’06. Pretty big vanilla in the aroma, which is present but lighter in the flavor. It also has a light tartness to it. The flavor reminded me a little bit of coconut water.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sweet toffee, and a bit vineous. tasty, but i didn’t find this particularly woody (tasted alongside the normal version)
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a thin film of head. Sweet alcohol in the aroma with hints of oak. Some malty sweetness a firm hop bitterness. Lots of alcohol in the feel and down to the gut not unpleasant. Definetly a sipping beer. I think I would have rated it a little higher if I had it in the middle of winter by a fire.
Butters (3590) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle scored from the WBF richmond. Pours a clear reddish copper with no real head. Nose of burgandy, sweetness, some vanilla, and surprisingly no alcohol heat. Flavor brings the alcohol, along with sherry, and strong sweet malty backbone. Very syrupy, but not viscous, and fairly thick. Very enjoyable after dinner cordial. But still has a bit too much heat on it. I would bet this would mellow perfectly with a few years on it.
Arayaga2 (1714) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut reddish brown with a small crema. Aroma is rich and fruity with stonefruit. Taste is similarly rich, with relatively high hop bitterness and serious tannins. 13/pitcher
pepsican (1397) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of oak and yum. Nice pour ams just an overall good beer. Yum! I want to rejoice yay
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home ... copper ... thin white head ... plums and loads of alcohol nose ... sweet vanilla toffee ... over rich and clawing ... little oxidisation ... plums... little wood ... vanilla ... bit to rough and almost whiskey
SudsMcDuff (5374) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2010 bottle from late ’06 ..burnt caramel look, and some in the nose with some soy.. light smoke.. pretty full- great covering .. a decent brew, and not overdone .. good abv .. .. The point is, how do you know the fairy isn’t a crazy glue sniffer? "Building model airplanes" says the little fairy; well, we’re not buying it. He sneaks into your house once, that’s all it takes. The next thing you know, there’s money missing off the dresser, and your daughter’s knocked up. I seen it a hundred times.