dfearnley (844) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to plastic taster at the RBAG14 warmup ... FW Anniversay Vertical
Rye, caramel, salt,. Dark brown, no head.
Sweet caramel, rye and oak. Hot, but wonderful
Ferris (2908) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Raisin, bourbon and extreme heat. Deep mahogany and a rich white head. Rich caramel and raisin with a nice bit of heat. Recent and quite good compared to the older versions.
kbudd19 (531) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 year vertical! Dark brown pour with light white head. Aroma is anise, coconut, bourbon, oak. Taste is oak, light bourbon, anise with bit of a hit sharp finish.
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 bottle at home ... deep black .... thi tan head ... dark roast ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet berry roast malts ... dark berryy fruits ... soft sweet malts ... sofft toffee fruits ... big sweet roast ,,, soft sweet fruits ... dark roast malts ...
BenH (2144) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, big thanks to Mike. Aroma of bourbon, wood, coconut, chocolate. Taste of chocolate and coconut, some fruitiness, dark fruit, plum. Sweet and bitter. Very nice
Stuu666 (1400) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, aroma has toffee, chocolate, vanilla, taste is huge vanilla, toffee, chewy chocolate, dry, sweet.
DalzAle (1944) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to weinando! Clear dark brown pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of caramel, mild bourbon and a little spice. Flavor is very similar to the nice aroma, plenty of mellow malt and toffee/caramel, hints of burnt sugar and spicy chocolate. Pretty damn outstanding, wish I had more bottles of this!
bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear chestnut with a small beige head that mostly dissipates leaving a ring that provides some lacing. Aroma is very malty - bourbon, toffee, toasted caramel, vanilla, oak, chocolate. Flavor is much the same, pretty sweet, a bit of bitterness, lots of vanilla, bourbon and dark sugars going on. Some ABV heat is evident, as is some astringency from time in barrel. Medium body. Nice sipper.
crajun (932) - , Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
bomber to glass; I know this is one of the lower rates and I usually would cellar something this strong, nice caramel, alcohol in aroma. taste was too much sugar and alcohol - it just isn’t enjoyable; complex yes, meh.
50belair (2144) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Huge caramel malt and booze aromas. Caramels, booze, barrel, vanilla, and mild hoppy notes. Good body and mouthfeel.