brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 Had at FW tasting room. Beautiful bled of flavors. will have again and again. Second time in a bottle. Just as good as the first. Magical
DrnkMcDermott (2961) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Cellar Door. A little yeasty in the first impression, like a youngish barley wine. Not much alcohol at first. Deep dark brown, thin layer of foam with very little lace. But the taste is all that. Mainly in barley wine territory. Sherry sweetness, but with a thread of alcohol building up. Notes of punch tobacco, brown sugar, maybe a nudge of hibiscus. Sometimes I want to swig this down and let it lay me low, other times I want to treat it like a civilized big beer. Despite the long winded explanation above, itís still a big barley wine. Kind of a coffee note, but totally without roast. Just a nice toasty malt, balanced by bitterness to keep the sweetness from taking over.
egajdzis (5783) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, some cocoa, light smoke, coconut, dark fruits, and light alcohol. Taste of vanilla, tobacco, caramel malts, some roast, vanilla, and a silky mouthfeel
Livid (49) - - JAN 1, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz. bottle. Pours very dark, thick amber head. Smells of vanilla, clove, figs. Medium body. Sweet, roasty, vanilla, oak, bourbon, alcohol warmth. Lingering spiced afterglow. Itís expensive, but the incredible flavor profile and rich aromas are worth the expense. One of the best beers I have enjoyed in quite some time.
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, light toast, figs and dates, toffee, oak and bourbon. Flavor is malt forward, caramel, cookie, and toffee, oak, bourbon, light bitterness, some spiciness and a sweet finish. Full body, high warmth and medium carbonation.
mikem409 (1950) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle courtesy of wavers1 thanks!!!! pours a midnight black with khaki head. aroma blows my mind all kinds of wood and malt and hop. the taste works together so well silky smoth on pallate and layers of flavor to complex for me to explain.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, dark ruby-brown. The aroma is quite complex with notes of toffee, vanilla, coconut and red fruits. The flavor is pretty sweet with roasted nuts, dried fruit, and sherry notes. Quite complex.
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a caramel brown with 0 head and little to no lacing. Aroma is Burbon, alcohol, honey, malt, and a hint of citrus hops. The taste is burbon and alcohol at first but as it warms it gets really complex. Thereís a sweetness like honey that stays in your mouth after every sip. The alcohol is there but itís not offensive. Brown sugar, molasses, sweet malt, vanilla, and tobacco are all there. It;s super good but not quite as good as last year for me. A great beer to drink on new years :)
Arayaga2 (1982) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cola brown with a thin brown head. Aroma is marshmallowy bourbony goodness, and taste is the same, with bourbon and chocolate throughout with a mild alcoholic finish. $20/22ozs
dmac (5092) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from Spirits Brick Blvd. Poured a good looking thinner density black body with a smaller sized foamy super light beige head. Aroma is very nice notes of bourbon, toasted coconut, vanilla custard, chocolate truffles, pudding skins, and more bourbon. The body is only a medium mouthfeel and a little thin for such a big beer. Carboantion was nice with a soft touch and a good dose of heat from the middle to the end which was the perfect touch for this beer. Flavor of bourbon, dark chocolate, burnt toast, vanilla extract, super dark chocolate truffle candy, touch of wood. Good stuff all around but I wish it was a bit thicker.