Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at FOBAB. Served in my FOBAB taster glass.
A: Pours a semi clear brown color with a tan head forming on the pour. Nice retention on the head, it recedes slowly to a thick ring and leaves nice splotches of lace.
S: Dark fruits, caramel and some light baker’s chocolate. The barrel is there faintly with some light bourbon and oak.
T: Light bourbon and some heat up front. Sweet honey, dark fruits and toffee all present. There is a spicy hop flavor as well that seems to creep up and recedes at different spots during each sip.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level.
O: I thought this was solid overall. There was a little too much heat from the booze for me even at 12%. The beer did get better as warmed up so I’d suggest waiting a touch before consuming given the opportunity.
Serving type: on-tap
maxwelldeux (3864) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a small tan head on there. Nose has some booziness to it with caramel and wood coming through. Taste is sweet and woody, and feels pretty smooth. The coconut in here didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would.
RobertDale (3778) - 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 (2537) - 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 (1894) - Saint Johns, 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 (69) - 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 (6049) - 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 (2336) - 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 (6828) - 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 (9036) - 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.