fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Gathering ] @ ABCBeers, Korte Koediefstraat 5, The Hague, Netherlands 2511CE.
[ As Firestone Walker 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale) ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, dusty malt, dark malt, vanilla, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, vanilla, roasted, sweet malt - sugary, alcohol, buzzy. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. 
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th November 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Hazy deep amber beer, decent pale tan head. Nice vanilla - oak nose. Smooth palate, semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Sweetish malts - caramel. Some vanilla. A little spicy alcohol. Smooth bourbon and a touch of brandy. Light semi dry finish. Nice beer, but could do with a little aging.
cgarvieuk (17632) - 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 ...
Travlr (16407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Deep dark maroon brown color, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of gingerbread house covered with dark chocolate and dark fruit, with a pot of coffee brewing inside. Taste is rich, complex dark fruits, dark roast, lots of character. Great silky full mouthfeel. Really delicious.
rlgk (14376) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Clear deep amber beer with a nice beige head. Caramel aroma, fruity, raisins, toffee, banana, toffee, vanilla, licorice, some milk chocolate, cream, plums, some roasted notes. Caramel flavor, toffee, warming alcohol, licorice, raisins, figs, hazelnuts, some plums. Quite nice.
Leighton (14350) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Bruce. Pours clear, rich brown with a frothy tan head. Big aroma, lots of toasted toffee, semi-dark fruits, figs, bread, vanilla, berries. Big sweet flavor with lots of chewy, overripe fruits, prunes, figs, bread, toffee, mild alcohol, grapes. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with lots more sticky, ripe fruits. Gooey toffee, vanilla, lightly torched wood, more dates and figs. Quite tasty overall. Wonderful.
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Pat’s tasting. Dark mahogany pour with an off-white head. Caramel, chocolate, and dark fruits on the nose. Lots of booze, vanilla, and toffee. Decent whiskey notes. Flavor is sweet and boozy. Some vanilla, toffee, and caramel. A bit of chocolate and dark fruit. Fairly oaky. A bit tannic and drying on the finish.
Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to the host with the most, 04/11/14.
Mahogany brown with a decent ligh tan covering.
Nose is toasted malt, coconut tones, nice BBA effect, brown sugars, light booze, spice, chocolate melt.
Taste comprises sweet licks, dark malts, sweet toffee, trickle of booze, cocoa, toasted brown sugar, bourbon tunes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, massageing on the palte, sweet close tempered with a lick of booze.
bhensonb (12582) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is bourbon/chocolate/tobacco/brown sugar. Med body. There’s some alcohol. Flavor is bourbon/treacle/chocolate. There’s something a bit tingly - like pepper, but not quite. Lots going on here. Pretty tasty ale.
Ratman197 (11360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of toffee, tobacco, oak, dried fruit, light vanilla and light vinous notes. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, chocolate, tobacco, dried fruit, oak, light vanilla and light bourbon with a smooth lingering fruity chocolate finish.