stumpyiliz (215) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Root beer colored pour with a little head. Aromas of count and whiskey booze. Flavors of tobacco, malt whiskey and oak. Long dry finish theta envelops the palate.
thomashall (86) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Strong bourbon alcohol smell. Strong alcohol taste....really complex. Great beer.
BVery (6610) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Levi - thanks. This is awesome. Reddish orange pour. Slick and sticky. Boozy. Dark fruit. Amazing!
kevinator (979) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well done. I’ve gotten to the point that if comes in a brown box with FW written on it, I won’t be disappointed. Strong malt, oak and booze aroma. Dark, nearly black and viscous. Thick oily palate. Strong malt flavor with toffee, oak, molasses and burnt sugar with a stong alcoholic finish. A great after-dinner beer.
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
650 ml. bottle sampled @ Firestone Walker Tasting. Thank you! Ruby dark brown, thick mocha bubbles head. Thick vanilla, bourbon, vanilla, exotic sugar, mocha, cinnamon & sweet spices. Light herbal note upfront, prob. Still some hops lingering around, mocha, sweet spices, lots of bourbon, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Not as thick as prob. Preferable but an amazing beer all the same. These special FW beers are really nice.
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 650 ml, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Clear dark brown color, small teal head. Raisin, chocolate, oranges, alcohol, wood, solvents scent, oak as well. Wood, alcohol, sweet, vanilla taste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
ElManana (274) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with white head. Aroma is choclate, _malts, coffee. Taste is chocola_te, bourbon, coffee.
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF 2014. Dark brown color with no head. Strong bourbon aroma. Big, rich malt flavor. Lots of caramel and dark fruit. Oaky bourbon. Full body.
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark reddish brown with a small goldenish beige head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and tiny estery with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, caramelized apples, toasted coconut, hay, bourbon, cocoa powder and oatmeal cookies. Taste is sweet and malty with toasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, toasted hazelnuts, coconut milk, hay, bourbon, brandy, raspberries and oatmeal cookies. Mouthfeel is round, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, malty and boozy with caramel, toffee. vanilla fudge, charred wood, toasted nuts, hay, minerals and bourbon. Tasty as usual but feel very hot still with an alcohol burn that hides the complex malt profile that usually makes these beers marvelous. Hope to try this again in 1-2 years time. I suspect it will be even better by then.
Cunningham (4651) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark almost black color with an off white head. Powerful sweet aroma. Sweet fruity. Raisins and plums. Almost full body. Sweet and a fine bitterness. Rich sweet raisins and plum flavor. Bready and mild boozy.
[ Bottle at rlgk plaza]
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle) Pours deep mahogany with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds soft but complex malt (cocoa, caramel, toffee, cookies and light roast), balanced oak (vanilla, cocoanut and woodshop) alongside fruits, spices and friendly hops. The flavour is is medium sweet, near medium bitter and tiny acidic with perfect balanced malt and soft oak notes alongside a perfect hop profile. The mouthfeel is soft, velvety, clean and llight numbing with light carbonation. Medium to full bodied.