5000 (6300) - 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 (2914) - 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 (890) - 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 (9625) - 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.
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Barrelworks. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, vanilla, oak, alcohol and bourbon. Flavor is sweet and warming with malt, oak, caramel, toffee and bourbon. Full body, soft carbonation.
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks. It’s a dark brown beer, with a beige head. Alcohol, caramel, dried fruits and sweetness on the nose. Sweet on the palate, warming and full bodied. Nice carbonation level. Lots of dried fruits and caramel in the flavor. Some bitterness. Lasting finish. Overall, too warming, but certainly nice. 130809
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with thin beige head and no lace. Nose of vanilla, caramel, coconut, roasted malt, brown sugar, bourbon, molasses. Full body, slightly sticky. Taste of sweet malts, bourbon, vanilla, with a lot of coffee and roasted malt on the finish. Very smooth for 13%
Nickls (1978) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice khaki head covering a rich dark chocolate hue with some tan highlights. Woody, bourbon, chocolate, tobacco, roast, and some savory qualities in the aroma. Flavor is quite savory, nice bourbon, oak, toast, leather and a roasty dry finish. Warming, but not hot. Lighter to medium body that’s a bit low on carbonation and a bit velvety.
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bomber. Unbelievably good! Huge blend of bourbon, brandy, whiskey, tequilla, wood, and roasted/sweet malts. Blends very well together - awesome!!
Ratman197 (11246) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bombe poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of bourbon, carmel, toffee, fruittiness, light vanilla and light oak. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, oak, bourbon, light fruittiness and light carmel with a smooth lingering oak finish.