Jorn69 (1714) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen 15/7-14. Sweet and caramelish, coconut and Bounty-chocolate, chocolate with vanilla notes, some light alcoholic notes. The finish is long, dry with notes of coconuts. A really nice one.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Pours nearly opaque russet, with a tawny flash. Nose is not bourbon, loads of toffee, caramel, smoke, and barrel. Very sticky but very excellent nose. Flavours of big bourbon cask, a bit hot, but with surprising balance and weight. Big, bourbony, but surprisingly pleasant to drink!
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark cola brown with a dark tan head. Nose is wood, light bourbon, cooked brown sugar, lightly roasted malt and a touch of ash. Taste is strong barrel and bourbon, chocolate and brown sugar, slightly burnt. A bit of green hops in back. A hint too much sugar. Full bodied, thins in finish, strong carb, a hint slick.
jcos (1704) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on January 22nd, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a opaque maroon brown.
Aroma: Aroma of oak, cherry, boozy faint chocolate.
Taste: Oak, cherry, caramel malt, chocolate overtones.
Palate:Medium body, lingering aftertaste, covers 12.5% well.
Summary: Pretty impressive stuff. Definitely a sipper, with complex flavors that are more than most beers. A great treat, not an everyday thing.
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
In typical Firestone fashion, this beer does barrel-aging the right way. Just the right amount of sweet, hot bourbon to blend well with rich malt sweetness and a totally subdued hop character that doesn’t create a harsh, overly bitter finish. Manages to be rich and velvety without cloying sweetness. Darn impressive, and I’m not big on BA Barley Wines (why is Wooden Hell my number one want, again?).
GothGargoyle (1689) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light ruby brown with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, honey, bourbon. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a touch of booze on the finish. Taste is caramel, honey, dates, raisins. Great.
csaso (1686) - Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage - small foamy head, very dark amber color, aroma is strong alcohol, malt, oak, vanilla; tase is similar with added coconut notes - very complex beer of course, but very good. Definitely strong in the alcohol department, so drink slow!
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I knew this was going to be a serious beer. Pour murky brown with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, dark fruit. Very sweet and there is vanilla in the flavor as well. Well done.
beerbaaron (1675) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A beautiful deep blood red color with a small soapy beige head. Exquisite aroma. Powerful, full of character and complexity, and so cohesive. Jam, dark fruit, dark brown sugar, dark chocolate, along with super well integrated barrel character. Flavor follows but is not as distinctly. Lighter full body. Warm alcohol.
Dazz3 (1669) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours brown with a small Brown head. Smells and tastes nutty, abit coffee and alot of candy malty, abit figs and sadly to much alcohol.