RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this was a real treat, thanks Andrew!. i didnt think a beer with that many blends would turn out to be anything but this really surprised me. too many subtleties to mention... it just worked.
marcus (7085) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head and a syrupy aroma. There is a complex flavor that includes caramel, tobacco and dark fruit. It leaves a tingly sensation on the palate and a bit of an alcohol trail. However, not quite as sensational as some of the previous anniverary brews.
reggiedunlop (3381) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours deep ruby/black with a medium tan head. Aroma has sweet bourbony vanilla notes...mild roastiness, coffee, very faint dark fruit and coconut. Flavor is bourbon forward with nice vanila and roastiness, toasted coconut...faint coffee creeping in...suprisingly not boozy but very warming. Mouthfeel is heavy and silky with a smooth bourbon/roasty finish. Very nice!
oRos (1272) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Bottle shared with marcus. The palate is really heavy. Heavy malt flavors. Beer is thick. Its a blend of a bunch of beers so its hard to pin point the taste. Great beer. Just not that big of a fan
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by marcus on superbowl sunday. Aroma is raisins and Bourbon. Pours cola with a beige head. Flavor is tobacco leaf and sweet. Finishes very smooth
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opened on New Years Eve. I’ll just get to the point and say this is an amazing beer that is full of complexity and character. It’s on par, with or maybe just right behind, my previous FW anniversary ale experience (13). It contained the familiar sweet barrel notes with some vanilla along with the Parabola component making itself well known.
halfonit (1204) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours near pitch black with no head. Aroma is of oak, vanilla, malts, barley, aluminum, booze, and toffee. Very little carbonation. Flavor has malts, oak, vanilla, anise, leaves, and roastiness. Leaves a nice and roasty oaked malt finish. Good stuff.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From the 2/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a small soapy tan head that faded and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet coconut, caramel and pine. The flavor was sweet caramel, tobacco, bourbon and coconut. The finish was long and the body was full and syrupy. Excellent.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Huhzubendah for picking this bottle up from Capone’s for me. Served in a wine glass.
Pours a very dark brown color with a thin light tan head and a nice collar throughout. The nose carries some oak and bourbon plus vanilla, chocolate, and roast. The flavor is fairly oaky with some tannins. Roast as well. The oakiness comes along with a bit of booze; probably a bit too young at this point, though still enjoyable.
Plovmand (6752) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at hallinghansen grand tasting. Thanks hallinghansen! Pours hazy amber with a medium creamy off white head. The aroma is hops, toasted caramel, vanilla, dark berries and chocolate. The flavour is dark fruit, fruity hoppy, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and sweet caramel. Long bourbon finish.