Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Poured an orange brown rust color with almost no head to speak of.
Smell: I am picking up on sweet character tied with oak and bourbon in the background. This one is hard for me to describe but unique for sure. I think I get alcohol soaked raisin or figs and some vanilla. Interesting to say the least.
Taste: Wow this one is not what I expected. I get sweetness and the trademark Firestone Walker barell program in that vanilla, bourbon and oak stand out in an unbelievable way. There are some dark fruits and some nuttiness present.
Mouthfeel: This is a velvety smooth beer for the abv. No carbonation and I actually wish there was some more present to cut some of the sweetness. The alcohol does have a warming and somewhat burn on the gums.
Overall: This is one hell of a beer but one that I believe should be shared. I really enjoyed this beer and it surprised me at how good it is.
Mears (37) - - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer is great. Love the heavy malt flavor. Don't taste the toffee. But can't believe it is this good.
AndrewGunnison (8) - - JAN 20, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at library ale house, like the little brother of the sucaba, lighter in color, similarly rich but less intense in flavor, similar genre of flavors as the sucaba, but also a fresher seeming experience than the sucaba
Boutip (4917) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a clear copper color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of nice caramelized malt with nice toffee notes and light residual sugar notes. Taste is also dominated by caramelized malt with some toffee notes, light biscuit notes and just the right amount of residual sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation and light warming alcohol. This beer is super well-balanced with just the right amount of complexity and great drinkability.
antonstoop (201) - - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2012. Pours clear ruby red with a small creamy tan head that slowly dissipates leaving nice lacing. Aroma is a wonderful blend of toffee, vanilla, bourbon, malt, dark fruits. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter, lots of barrel, oakiness, vanilla, toffee, dark breads. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. A touch hot and some astringency.
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motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pour at braukunst live 2014 in munich. lightly hazed amber with a lingering head; aroma of wooden floorboards, coconut, caramel; some warming alcohol, bourbon vanilla, medium bitterness, toffee, trail mix. very drinkable
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at a Christmas party. Lovely golden amber, soft off white head. Vanilla, caramelized sugars, perfumey undertones, soft and sticky, full bodied. Just fantastic. On a side note, I traded my other bottle to dresden way back at the end of summer, and judging from the date he rated it, it looks like we consumed our bottles within a week of one another. This beer may have creepy psychic mind-linking powers: extra point.
EtTuCthulhu (1173) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is an opaque light brown color with a medium off-white ring. The aroma blends caramel malts, booze, figs, toffee, and oak. The taste is mildly boozy, mildly sweet, slightly umami, and slightly bitter, and the aftertaste is an almostly cloying caramelly sweetness mixed with booze. The palate fuses an oily texture, soft carbonation, and medium body.
olr1984 (1163) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 22oz bottle pours a hazy brown with a thin off white head. big caramel toffee coconut bourbon and oak taste
dresden (998) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Tony! Pours a cloudy ruby with a very small cream head. Aroma of barrel, leather, vanilla. Taste is a creamy caramel and lots of woody barrel, toffee, deliciousness.
teorn88 (3266) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from BD Camden, London. It pours a Rich deep amber color with a small tan head. Aroma is big sweet and slightly boozy, with notes of white chocolate, vanilla, custard, whipped cream, ripe mango and toffee. Taste is sweet and warming with minor alcohol kick on the finish. Notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, leather, lactose, ripe fruits and burnt sugar. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, bold and really sweet, a delicious sipper.