RobertDale (4011) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of fruit, malt, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is dark fruit, malt, caramel, bourbon, and wood. Sweet for sure. Nice.
cubsfan05 (9) - - JAN 15, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Minimal aroma I thought. Pours a very dark brown, almost a molasses color. Superb taste, sweet flavor and strong hints of bourbon and vanilla. Fantastic flavor that drinks very smoothly despite being quite boozy at 13.4%.
Hoping to find it elsewhere.
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beer Authority, Seattle. Heavy black, small foam. Big sweet barrel aroma, complex sugars. Quite sweet and smooth, rich alc warms this up. Reasonable balance, and it is tasty. Alc is well integrated. A bit sticky with sweetness.
UDBeernut (2003) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle since my wife says I no longer buy enough Belgian styles, well here ya go Hun. Pours ruby brown, small khaki head that disappears. Nose has a nice barrel presences. Taste is generally sweet with plum, cherry, vanilla, oak, bourbon all to nice levels, medium to full body. Mouth feel is sticky.
ericwill99 (79) - Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured on tap at GS1221. Thick, rich, and seriously flavorful. So thick, it just slides down slowly. I wish I could drink more. Surprisingly easy to drink.
blutt59 (6142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, brown sugar color with minimal foam, very hot and boozy, brown sugar and bourbon left in the barrel, hot heavy finish
maekchu (2552) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Super sugary nose, brown sugar, rich fruit, lots of barrel. Dark translucent brown with ruby highlights. Massive rich fruity sweetness, vanilla, sweet dark fruit is prominent. Really absurdly complex. Thick body but flows smoothly through the palate. Tickles the tongue with changing flavors. Hides the alc. so well. Great!
KyotoLefty (7173) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, toffee. Sweet, tart flavor, tofee and fruit, rich somewhat soda-like but very delicious.
Sammy (9268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A quad/IS experience. Chocolate malt, very good sippability despite higher abv. Very good barreling.
merc7186 (2434) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: raisins, Oak, Sweet Bread
Appearance: Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Oak, Sweet Bread, Raisins, Mild Molasses
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy