arondee (561) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a chocolate black color with a medium tan head that never quite fades all the way.Aroma is amazing. Cherries,chocolate, coffee, tobacco. The taste is so smooth and rich. Heaven in a bottle. Better than the 15th, maybe better than the 14th. Amazing.
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is woody, taste is sweet rich chocolate, vanilla.
Experiment_Ale (994) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Big Texas Beer Fest 2014. Pours dark brown with medium creamy head. Armoa is roasty toasty, spicy hops. Taste like pure chocolate, big roasted malt, caramel, toffee, somehow still silky smooth, big bold beautiful flavor. Love it.
maley1 (780) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, toffee, ripe red fruits, vanilla, slightly oaky, coconut and bourbon. Full bodied, medium carbonation, chewy mouthfeel, long bourbon finish.
Prufrockstar (915) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with my wife at home while our kid is visiting grandparents. Seems like cause for a nice bottle of beer. "Hoppy or not hoppy?" I ask. "Dark and strong" she replies. I listen, because I’m a good husband. Pours dark with khaki head. Aroma is everything I expect from a FW annivesary. Chocolate, toasted coconut, caramel, toffee, tobacco, cherries. Taste is decadent -- sweet but not cloying, rich, lovely. Full body, silky smooth texture, soft carbonation. Overall: lovely.
vtafro (3233) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. Dark fruit, some sugar, yeast, oak and barrel aromas. Clusterf*ck of flavors, oak barrel, dark malt and other various tones.
dfearnley (930) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to plastic taster at the RBAG14 warmup ... FW Anniversay Vertical
Whiskey, brown sugar. Dark brown no head. Hot. Heavy rye, oak. Good with cookie.
Ferris (3884) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Milder nose than the rest, light sugars and raisin. Dark amber with a rich beige head. A little hot and dark, almost burnt caramel. Finish is bit hot and long.
kbudd19 (575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 year vertical! Dark brown pour, aroma is malty, oak, bourbon, a bit of nuttiness, very nice. Taste is fairly sharp, a bit of rum and bourbon, some slight ash, surprisingly shapper than 17.
aleigator (200) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you very much for this, Jason! Dark brown, almost black color, with a small beige lacing. Aromas of honeyed malts, coated up by gentle bourbon aromas, both warming and fervent.
Earthy, warm malts form the first impression, which turns sweeter, as coconut flavor along with a huge enjoyable bourbon and rum note become visible on the palate. Alcoholic notes get detectable, as they wash over honeyed malts. Still, the overall balance of this beer remains, due to a complex chocolate defined body, wrapped up in intriguing cocoa and mocha flavors, which get softened on the palate by a fantastic oakiness. Bourbon flavor adds a gentle, stinging complexity to the toffeeish malts of the beer. Subtle coffee bitterness, along with warm alcoholic notes shape the complex aftertaste, completed on the palate by wooden oak. Full bodied beer with a very smooth mouthfeel, fantastic balanced.
RexTalionis (2407) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black in color with a tan head. Vanilla, bourbon, chocolatey oaky notes in aroma. Marzipan sweetness, vanilla and bourbon in taste mostly. Later on also some toffee and chocolatey tones appears. Vinous notes in finish.