Ernesto987 (3776) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow this is rediculous, I was worried that it wouldn’t be good but it is! Good amount of parabola in this one, fantastic barrel aging, delicious stuff
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like the aroma quite a lot. I had notes of molasses, brown sugar and alcohol. Appearance is viscous motor oil with a weak beige head. Flavor was almost savory which I think is due to barrel aging char. Sweet with brown sugar and booze. Overall nice and in fact for Firestone walker (in my opinion) a nice beer that I would drink again. Thanks argo0!
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some Bourbon, plum/fig, light molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, Bourbon, light cinnamon, alcohol. Sticky full body.
Imaena (1856) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This is one of the best strong ales I’ve had. Its warmth and depth are incredible.
Inbreak (2189) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 19.06.2013, tap @ The Ginger Man NY:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is mild and well balanced, dark malts, dark sugar, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, hints of alcohol and grass. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, cocoa, oak, alcohol, bourbon, grass, dark sugar, vanilla. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice, but taste is a bit boring compared to aroma.
KingCecil (2057) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home ... It pours clear vary dark brown .... with a small tanned head .. the aroma is wood, bourbon, sweet dark fruits... the flavor is woody, coffee, sweet malt, molasses and dark fruits... very good...
MiP (13671) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at BBF13. Vanilla and sherry aroma. Almost clear dark brown colour. No head. The flavour is sweet and has dessert wine notes. Late dark chocolate flavour with warming alcohol. Good.
Bamsen78 (3234) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ BBF13. Pours cloudy very dark brown with very small beige head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel and coffee. Sweet, malty and caramellish aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate. Nice and decent but rather boozy.
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clearly plenty of DDBA, with the strong wood notes and English character, also brown sugar and chocolate come through heavily, with leather and sweet bourbon rounding it out.
Slipstream (2042) - USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Matt. Super malty, rich, and complex - figs, prunes, coffee, and some brandy in the nostrils. Woah. A blend of 6 of theIr brews. Pretty darn powerful.