JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black like motor oil with a khaki head. Smells of bourbon booze, vanilla, chocolate, oak, maple syrup, sweet toffee and burnt malts. Taste is booze, oak, vanilla, burnt coffee and chocolate. The more this beer warms up the more complex the flavors become. Full bodied with little carbonation. One of my favorite beers!
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle shared with Dave on August 30th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours an opaque black
Aroma: Aroma of heavy bourbon, faint roast.
Taste: Bourbon but not too intense, roast, coffee, some sweetness.
Summary: A nice tasty brew, but there is so much that goes into this making some of the subtler notes not easy to access to me.
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler enjoyed during Christmas 2012. Pours a dark dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is very malty; caramel, toffee, bourbon, brandy oak, chocolate, a little alcohol. Taste is sweet with lots of bourbon and other liquor notes, some roasted bitterness as well, a bit of alcohol on the finish. Medium-Full body. Complex and huge. Well done.
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home... Dark black... Thin tan lacing... Sweet dark toffee... Treacle berry nose.... Very viscous body.. Huge dark berry... Sarsaparilla. .. Soft fruits.... Juicy rich dark malts... Awsome
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Paul. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Fairly muted aroma, wood and molasses, resinous. Taste is much more intense, licorice and wood up front, resinous, toffee. Sweet and quite bitter. Nice
tkrjukoff (4213) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2013. Pours red mahogany with a small tanned head. Aroma is good maltyfull bodied caramel cumin anise sweet. Flavor is malty pungent peppery bitter a bit fruity nutty boozy.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Nearly black, moderate to large frothy tannish head, nice lacing. Bourbon, oak, graham cracker, and soft vanilla on the nose. Smells like a tasty campfire treat, with liquor! Smooth bourbon, oak,
vanilla, graham cracker, and campfire on the tongue. This is reall silly, too easy to drink. Warming on the tongue, but not alcoholic. Fairly full bodied. Finishes with lots of bourbon, vanilla,
oak, and graham cracker. This one is a treat. Warming, very flavorful in its barrel aging, and just a good example of what can be done. More please!
OldGrowth (3002) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, from brewery. great aroma, sweet. malty, chocolate, caramel, oak, dark orangy brown color, good head that faded to a ring, little to no lace. sweet flavor. medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, sweet bitter finish. WONDERFUL.....rich in aroma and flavor, I poured it slow so maybe I didn’t get best head and lace, nice mouthfeel and considering ABV it drinks smooth. Love the Firestone Walker...
Staffan47 (897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
På midsommar hos Wallén. Rejtar i efterhand. Minns den som oerhört balanserad och trevlig
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oak, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate, caramel, oak and vanilla finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.