Crispy34 (422) - Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle. Aroma is sweet with coconut and bourbon. Appearance is a dark brown with no head. Taste is bourbon forward. Almost hard to taste past the booze, but I also get tobacco and some Belgian yeast. Palate is oaky. Overall, a good, strong beer that could have been blended better.
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jkwood04 (4243) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a taster glass. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of some caramel and toffee malts, some oak and alcohol and bourbon, some sweetness, and some light spices. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Smoother texture. A very solid beer.
mikedR (1381) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super nice. Smooth, sublime, complex. The toffee notes are amazing and what’s this beer in my eyes.
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
19/X/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Beuk’s postponed Firestone Walker and other nice beers allowed as well tasting (Brussels) - BB: IV/18/14 (2014-1230) Thanks to beuk87 for sharing the bottle!
Clear deep purple brown beer, creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, bourbon, sugary, caramel, hint of banana, raisins, dried fruits, alcohol. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet banana, sugary, lots of bourbon, sticky stuff yes!, vanilla. Aftertaste: sugary, sweet, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, bit of banana. Good stuff!
keepersj12 (2785) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like a whiskey. Tastes a little like one too. Sweet caramel aroma with toffee and brown sugar. The taste is whiskey like with oak, caramel, sugar. This is a sipping beer. On tap at Pinocchio's.
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Bricks (655) - Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of greatness. Vanilla oak.bourbon. Aftertaste of strong vanilla semi awkward but great beer
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours brown to red with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, bourbon, coconut, roasted coconut, vanilla and wood, flavor of chocolate, bourbon, coconut, vanilla and wood, full bodied.
hackobock (1789) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
September 25, 2014. Bottle at SBWF. Pours dark hazy chestnut brown with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is figs, raisins, dark bread, bourbon, vanilla, oak. Taste is lots of sweet dried fruits, bourbon, caramel with a light bitterness and light roasted notes. Finish is sticky caramel with a light bitterness. Smooth medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
ryanfolty (1928) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
October 21, 2014 - bottle at Beelow’s. Dark brown pour with limited head. Aroma was dark fruit, sugary sweet, and alcohol / bourbon. Taste was very much like a bourbon barrel aged barleywine mixed with a belgian quad. Started out with some caramel, then moved into the sugary sweetness. The alcohol slowly crept in to balance the sweetness and finished with a slightly spicy tobacco flavor. There was also a nice woody oak component that became noticeable when the alcohol set in. Overall very well done, but just a touch too sweet for me to get into the mid 4s; however, makes perfect sense when used for their anniversary blends.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a smaller sized tan head. Brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, wood, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruits. I found the alcohol content to be well hidden.