Errl (2226) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap..Pour is dark red with a white head..Nose is smoke, cola, musty, oak, sweet and sticky...Taste is nice sweetness, oak, cola, some smoke, cooked bacon.
degbert (1442) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Release #40. Pours a hazy brown-gold with a shallow, lacy, light cream head; quite creamy, mixed-grain, very solid. Nose is smoke, roast nuts, hard cheese, cream, burnt sugar, sage, and tawny port. Somewhat sweet up front with maple candy notes, then shading into smoked meat and pecans; definite oak notes, lots of vanilla and round tawny port elements. The smoke is dominant but not overwhelming, and the sweetness stays present, moving into dried fruit and apple on the back of the palate. ABV remains in check, so it’s not overly heavy. Finish is long and smoky-sweet. Really, really good.
RobertDale (4424) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Epic in Denver. Comes reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and smoke. Taste is malt, dark fruit, caramel, smoke, and bourbon. Not a fan of smoked beers, but this was pretty good.
peponi (870) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: vanilla, peated, barrel notes, whisky, sweet.
Appearance: slightly hazy amber color and almost no head.
Taste: medium bitterness, intensivelly peated, woody notes, vanilla, some belgian peachy notes, semi-seet.
Palate: full body and low carbonation, whisky finish.
Overall: Big bomb! Amazing beer, full of flavours, complex. Something for whisky lovers, highly recommended.
Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, release #18 10.3%) Reddish amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, treacle toffee, burnt sugar, wood, dried fruit and delicate aromas of smoke. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, raw sugar, dried fruit, wood, vanilla, a touch of ripe gooseberries, black-currant, marzipan, gentle hints of smoke and a warming finish with a balanced spicy bitterness. Full body, fairly sweet. Soft and velvety mouthfeel, despite the full body and fairly high alcohol level. Exceptionally well balanced. Very nice.
Sask89 (499) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Epic Brewing in Denver. Pours a hazy copper colour with a slightly creamy off white head. Aroma is heavy in caramel and toffee, kind of buttery with a distinct oak character. Taste is rich and sweet throughout, really nice. Creamy mouth feel, fuller body, and soft carbonation. Overall a really great beer.
thomat (2668) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with a tiny off white head. Smoley and fruity tones. Fruit, oak, vanilla and caramel. Full body with a very nice bitter sweet finish.
Bule (1328) - California, USA - APR 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Release 28. 11.0%. 22oz bottle pours a brown color without much head. Lots of sticky sweet malt. Some smoke and oak. But mostly just the sweetness overpowers. Perhaps I held onto this too long (about a year).
TizzleJizzle (741) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer by the lake. Poured a hazy dark amber with a frothy cream top and nice lacing. Tasted of caramel malts, peat, boozy, woody, with a subtle smoke finish. Lively carbonation, medium body
smroush (140) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of aromas - smoke, bourbon, sweetness and oak. Hops seem to add perfume.
Small off-white head. Dark Amber color with some light cloudiness.
Palate is heavy on sweetness, medium body; average to a bit soft carbonation. Finish is long, sweet, smoky and bourbon.
Overall I like the bourbon and honey-like sweetness and the light oak and bourbon. Still the base beer is not too remarkable.