Bacterial (1419) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
beertholomeus (705) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep reddish black color with a tan head.Bourbon, oak, molasses, vanilla, soy sauce, roasted malt, caramel, tobacco and dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit, oak, molasses, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, tobacco, caramel and chocolate flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Sweet taste and a dark fruit and molasses finish with some bourbon.
Ataraxia (354) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby brown color, thin beige head. Loads of brown sugar, candied fruits, bourbon soaked oak, sticky caramel, a little leather, and hints of vanilla. Very sweet and viscous. Smooth, full-bodied, and lively with a long bittersweet finish.
Defreni (2580) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fad: Taster på taproom. Dyb ravfarvet øl med stort skumhoved. Duften er fadlagret men med tydelige gærnoter fra den belgiske gær. Smagen er sød, men lækker og balanceret fra spritten og fadlagringen. Lækker øl.
rayaron (58) - ISRAEL - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market, Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Clear dark brown. Aroma is woody, vanilla, date honey, biscuit, alcoholic, sweet. Complex flavor of coconut, vanilla, very sweet, cherry, dark fruits. Very alcoholic. Low carbonation. Full body. Sticky sweet aftertaste.
stevoj (2025) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Is this a quad? At its heart yes. Through and through. Thick, dark and syrupy, sweet, slight alcohol burn. Would not be out of place in a Belgian bistro....
zvsn (509) - ISRAEL - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma of wood, port, spices and caramel. Sweet with coconut, dried fruits, oak, caramel and vanilla flavors, a bit heavy and boozy, but balanced. Medium-full bodied, oily mouthfeel. Good.
keanex (1403) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: When not held to light the body appears to be a deep chestnut, though when held to the light the body shows a beautiful deep garnet hue. A short, but quickly disappearing, light tan head appears on the pour, but all that’s left is a bubbly ring after a moment.
Aroma: The aroma leans fruity with plums, fig and raisin, followed by deep caramel aromas, some brown sugar, hints of booze, and a dash of leather. The aroma is mellow, though showing off it’s contents with ease.
Taste: Big dark fruits in the way of plum, raisin, and fig are noticed throughout as are big malts giving flavors of caramel and brown sugar. Bourbon is noticed mostly during the finish with a dash of leather and tobacco. The malts really rise up just before the bourbon hits to push aside the fruity intro a bit. This is a great sipper, full flavored and enjoyable, complex and inviting. The booze is hidden far too well in this, it’s present but it’s noticed mildly on the finish.
Palate: Full-bodied, bordering on thick, with light carbonation.
Overall: I find this to be a beer brewed to high standards. Firestone Walker rarely disappoints and this is another winner. Big in flavor while remaining soft and hiding it’s alcohol far too well, this could be dangerous!
bleeng (1499) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 650 ML bottle. Darker pour with a minimal head. Nose is sweet, syrupy, no roast or hoppy notes. Initial flavor is very sweet and sugary, with a smooth body. Similar to a milder barley wine but I can see how this would be a great blend beer with the inherent sweetness.
DSG (5672) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. 2014 bottle. Dark brown with amber hues and a beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, cookies, vanilla, wood, nuts, coconut and a bit of chocolate. Sweet flavor with caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, coconut, some chocolate notes and a spicy boozy edge. Full-bodied, a bit syrupy. A bit too heavy, but very nice.
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
5oz sample on tap at BJs in Woodland. Aroma has some sweet bourbon woody notes with light vanilla. Some chocolate is also there. Very quaffable. Slightly transparent mahogany body with a medium tan head and good lacing. Starts with a largely sweet bourbon flavor. More sweet woodiness in the middle with chocolate and vanilla. Ethanol is well hidden. Finishes with a chocolate sweetness. Very dangerous. Very drinkable.