bmerz (463) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Abacus 2012 rating. Nice right dissipating head with hazy brown color. Aromas are big sweet bourbon vanilla nuts cocoa. The flavor its sweet and boozy with tight wood flavor and strong hop note for balance. Viscous feel but spice and wood. Really awesome.
Lukaduke (1003) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich brown copper color with a finger of khaki foam that slips away quickly. On the nose its soft brown sugar, molasses, touches of toasted malts, bourbon, vanilla bean, tobacco and fig. The palate matches the nose beautifully and the mouthfeel is spot on for the style rich round silky yet soft with light tight bubbles that clean the mouth on the finish. Wow !
dmbsnuts (298) - Carpentersville, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a default message... As I do not wish, nor have time to comment on each beer I try at this time.
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gyllenbock (2958) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013, Saturday.
Reddish/brown with a small head. Sweet with dried fruit, cherries, vanilla, oak, bourbon, malt and some light notes of bread.
finol (1684) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at CBC.
Pours clear amber.
Heavy oily brew, rather UK like with dark fruits.
Vaiz (2680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As Abacus. Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Hazy brown pour. Aroma of bourbon, spicy madeira, creamy alcohol and vanilla. Flavor is sweet roasted, spicy, smooth a bit thin, alcoholic and bourbon. A bit heavy.
BRW (191) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CBC. Dark reddish colour with small white head. Sweet, oak aromas, also malts and vanilla. Sweet and vanilla taste, with some malt and acidic aftertaste.
AZBennett (73) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Release. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, wood, and a definite heat that I can feel in my nostrils. Pours a very sexy dark amber with actively "fizzy" carbonation that fades quickly. Flavor is sweet caramel, then some bourbon-y notes mixed with a definite wood and smoke characteristic and towards the end a nice line of heat on the back of the throat. Palate is just a tad thin though letting it warm up increases the overall "weight" this has on the tongue. Overall, this is still a great beer, some discount it due to itís lack of hops and its leaning towards an English Barleywine style rather than an American Barleywine style. I think itís damn good and needs to be in my cellar in multiples.
hirigalzkar (1819) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ CBC. Pours red-brown with a off white head. Sweet aroma with notes of marzipan and smoke. Taste has got notes of butter and marzipan. Soft mouthfeel. Agressive, yet quite anonymous.
dEnk (2631) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra. Aroma is huge bourbon, roast, caramel, malt, molasses and more. Flavour is bourbon, malt, creamy caramel, bready notes. Overall a bit alcoholic, but still very good.