Bacterial (2164) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2014 Draft at Barrelworks. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Sweet sugary nose. Taste is really nice, near overpowering sweetness followed by an almost cinnamon spiciness. This stuff should go into a bourbon barrel ASAP to chill out for 2 or 3 years!
unclemike (2527) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with an off white head . Aroma of malt, caramel, some bread, alcohol and bourbon. Flavor is sweet an malty with some warming alcohol, caramel, grains and vanilla. Full body, soft carbonation
M82 (393) - Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A deep mahogany body with ruby highlights sits beneath a slowly fading light khaki, creamy smooth head falling slowly to a thick solid ring
Well integrated and very complimentary with flowing transitions, rich dark fruit, pie crust, fig newton framed in oak and draped in bourbon, underlying complexities of coffee, chocolate cake, molasses, coconut, citrusy spirit notes, cherry, red and blueberry, the spicy quad notes mingling with the spicy spirit barrel... all on a creamy smooth, approaching sticky, medium plus body leading to further blended residuals of the previously mentioned components, an excellent brew and barrel marriage
On tap at Flying Saucer KC
Desverger (3605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@CBC 2015, Red Session - pours hazy amber brown with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, brown sugar, caramel, dark dried fruits, some spices, medium body, bitter sweet spicy finish.
AWISLguy (1695) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared around, thanks bro and/or Harrison! Very exciting to have!! Brownish black pour with little head. Aroma has heavy yeast, a bit of barrel, some sugars. Very layered and textured. Taste is sweet, yeasty, thick. Wow! A tough drinker with a lot going on. 15.2
Tfish (2) - - JUN 16, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is by far one of the best beers I’ve had. It’s so dark and sweet. It goes down so smooth. I could slowly sip on this all day long, but I’d get pretty drunk since this is 12.5%.
chrisv10 (12510) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits and dark fruits. Flavour is malt, light roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, medium sweet, chocolate, bourbon, hop with notes of alcohol.
madchemist83 (157) - USA - JUN 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Molasses, caramel, bourbon, oak. Deliciousness in the bottle. Smell is complimented by the taste.
Mrnoluv (208) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Boozy smell, dark brown color, brown/white head, the taste is super malty, you can taste the spices, That sweet malty taste is something that pairs great with Mexican food. I think a little age on this will make it even better.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Caramelized raisins and date squares are licked by alcohol warmth and port wine in this Barley wine-like SuperQuad.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the darkness.
-The mouthfeel is heavy but it works deliciously with this type of dessert flavour profile.
-Alcohol is present but not overly so.
-This one definitely has the ‘it’ factor.
On tap at Slater’s 50/50, San Diego.
jsnicholas (362) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22oz $18): Clear dark brown with small head. Aroma is sweet bourbon. Quite sweet, medium plus body and some warming in the end. Very tasty.