italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour with thin to no off white head.... aroma of vanilla, caramel malts, sugary and dark fruits .... taste is of light dry oak, vanilla, caramelized sugars, dark fruits, lightly bitter hops and lightly boozy .... very malty and medium bodied pretty rich .... finish is light bitter with a lingering vanilla and malt .... abv hidden well
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Intuition during RBWG 2013. Pours clear gold with a fine, white cream head. Sweet malt nose with honey, vanilla and caramel. Big sweet flavor, sugary, boozy, lots of bread, mild oxidation. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, light dry and ripe fruits, sweet bready malts. NIce stuff overall.
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at RBWG. Pours a hazy stout brown with an off-white head. Nose is bourbon, some cardboard, prunes, dark fruit, and some booze. Flavor follows the nose with some roast, some cardboard, some dark fruit, and some booze. Medium in body.
Ratman197 (9961) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber 2011 vintage courtesy of Beerand Blues2 (thanks Brad!) poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of bourbon, toffee, plum, raisin, light carmel and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, carmel, toffee, light plum and light oak with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
nimbleprop (4998) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy, caramel amber with some clump, white head. Nose is nice, lightly oxidized, oranges, caramel, a little vanilla. Flavor is well blended, sweet, caramel, vanilla, malt, biscuit. Mellow finish.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle - 2012 vintage. Pours clear, crimson gold with thin, diminishing tan-white head. Big aromas of toasty vanilla, sweet oak, oranges, caramel, and maple goodness. Thick bouquet. Taste is all orangey whiskey, good vanilla and bourbon notes, well-balanced with hint of burn in the middle. Medium-full bodied, touch sticky, but nice dry finish. Finishes with distinct whiskey note. Well done, nice warmer. Not over the top, but delicious.
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle floating around Intuition or on the bus .. . pours a deep brown .. mild foam .. . bourbon, charcoal, and toasted grain .. . smacky mouth feel .. . a very nice barreled beer .. . . i hate dropping my cigar and spilling my coffee on the stairs, fuckin stupid slippers!!
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared by hopscotch at Intuition, RBWG
Appearance: Clear amber with a big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Caramel, brown sugar, woody and vanilla
Taste: Caramel, vanilla and oak
Very nice and tasty
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL floating around Intuition early in the morning during the bus tour I guess. I remember speaking with GT about it and how much we like Duclaw. Pours a light, cloudy brown amber with a small, fading whitish head. Nose is sweet, light dark fruits, lots of brown sugar, lightly woody. Flavor is similar. Pass.
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL floating around Intuition early in the morning. Clear amber pour. No head. Nose is some really nice bourbon, sweeter tomato paste, seasoned tomato, vanilla, butter, flambeed banana. Taste is spicy, too papery, hot alcohol, sweet tomato, banana, rum. Thinner, boozy, hot body.