gEUS (1615) - Linden, - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 330 ml bottle - kindly shared by BelgBeerGeek at the epic beer tasting - and this beer is epic! Pours dark brown with red notes; no carbonation. Nose of cherries and nuts with a full sour & sweet mouthfeel perfect in balance. Taste of raspberries and madeira kind of palate. This is a real treat.
Sampled 2nd time on 30/08/2014, shared by Urbain Coutteau. This time, balance was wayyy gone. Felt like a watery stout with rumtopf cherry alcohol in it, plus seems too sticky & sweet to be genuine cherries (but I can be wrong).
onceblind (6377) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep Amber brown with no head. Amazeballs nose full of cherries, dark malt syrup, oak, loads of bourbon, a touch of maple, more syrupy bourbon, and more cherry. Great, full flavor with cherry tart, bourbon, oak, deep boozy syrup, and a sharpish cherry and boozy finish. Aroma is amazing but the flavor falls a little short.
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 version thanks to buckeye boy. Pours dark brown, almost black with some amber around the edges. Almost zero head even as I pour it pretty aggressively.......bummer. Aroma is sweet cherries and dark fruit. Molasses and tobacco rises as it warms. It has a medium body that projects the cherry sweetness throughout that has a vinious finish. If this had carbonation, it would be special instead of very good.
androman (1284) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12fl oz shared bottle at home from de Molen, Bodegraven. Body is nearly black, head is flat, no lacing. Nose is bourbon, cherry, flavor is cherry, molasses, red wine, chocolate, herbs. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is long lasting liqueuris medium sweet sour, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, oily texture, flat carbonation. Quite heavy fruity dessert beer, doesn’t feel like I’m drinking beer, interesting though.
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle on 3.29.14. Thanks Adam.
Smell is oak and leather. Not the most appealing aroma.
I’m tasting cherries and bourbon, though. Tons of oak. That’s awesome. Super drinkable for a higher ABV beer.
nilsas (2844) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Frukter, vinaktig, rosin og kirsebær.
Skum/kullsyre: Ikke skum.
Smak: Rosin, vinaktig kirsebær.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Kaapse Brouwers Bottle Shop, Nydt@Beertasting hos Bryne med Gorm og Untapped gutta.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@13,5%, Når@28.11.2015
Schaetzakowski (10) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this beer and most everything from Hair of the Dog. Nice cherry notes mix well with the fig and tobacco of the base beer. I got a bit of vanilla from the barrels. would rate it higher if there were some carbonation but didn’t really expect any.
angelkostvo (1031) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown colour, no head. Aroma of whisky, vanilla, cherries and dark fruits, very intense. Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter, a bit tart. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation.
BiiruBierBeer (811) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009. Deep malt smell. Taste is deep malt with very mild smoke and wood. Full body, very low carbonation, and no foam.
BVery (8911) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle at. HotD. Dark brown pour with deep reddish highlights. Minor head. Rich bourbon and wood aroma. Dark mildly tart cherry in here. Holy crap, this is super rich and a monster. Unreal. So good!
mariuspoenari (410) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown pour, almost black. No head or lacing or any type of carbonation visible, no matter how vigorously you pour. The smell is complex and beautiful: roasted walnuts, chestnuts, tons of cocoa, macerated cherries, maple syrup, sherry, bourbon barrel, vanilla and oak, figs. The taste - amazing. A boatload of cherries up front, figs, walnuts, sherry and vanilla oak, bourbon, and underneath it all a nice, hot spiciness. Smooth and creamy texture, but not the kind that chokes, with a warm and cherry-intense aftertaste.