djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a very dark brown with medium beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is french toast, vanilla, brown sugar. Thick mouth, very boozy, vanilla, oak, nice sweetness, really enjoyed this.
jrob21 (3433) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on Sunday. Hops have faded and this is a malty chewy caramel bomb. I used to love these things and now they are just not working quite the same way for me. Molasses and dark ripe purple fruit. Plum, cherry. Chewy toffee malt and caramel. Everything you would want in a drink like this.
chinchill (4267) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large shared bottle poured dark but clear red-brown with a decent head.
Very rich flavor with moderately strong input from the barrel aging.
Feel, aroma and flavor are all a bit boozy but it’s not hot and the malts are able to contribute.
Full, syrupy body.
bytemesis (6724) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - thanks Tooch4321! Pours hazy deep chestnut, small fizzy tan head that mostly dissipates leaving a ring that laces well. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, dark sugars. Flavor is quite sweet, lots of dark sugars, toffee, toasted marshmallow, vanilla, bourbon, light bitterness, a bit of orange zest. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. Fairly hot, but otherwise a damn nice beer.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opens with a slight hiss and pours a murky brown/red with a very small white head. Aroma and flavor of overripe dark fruit, booze, oak chips, leather, brown sugar, and vanilla. Finish is boozy and sweet with the dark fruit shining through the most. Good.
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Adam. Waxed. For my pleasure. Aroma is straight sweet sugar, syrup, and diabetes. Very chewy. Lots of sweet. Much thick. Moderate booze. Minimal boost warning tho. But it hits ya. Solid. Beer. Bro.
gEUS (1720) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle - tasted next to the Wooden Hell & Hi-Fi Rue BA 2010. Best of all three. Pours deep amber, quite some hoppiness to counter the deep chaocolate and vanilla aroma. Still hard on the alcohol compared to midnight sun barley wines.
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark caramel colored pour, small tan head. Very sweet up front and quite a bit of heat from the alcohol. Good flavors of vanilla and brown sugar, but the alcohol detracts.
b3shine (8107) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at FoBAB. Looks solid; a fairly transparent dark amberish copper with off-white lacing. Smells of dark fruit and oak with a bit of booziness. Tastes like it smells, but boozier. Average on the palate. I don’t know if they used virgin oak for all of the barreling or if they used spirited barrels, but either way it gives off some hot booziness.
nimbleprop (7480) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours a caramel amber with some creamy, beige head. Nose is smokey, sweet, boozy, caramel, brown sugar, malt. Flavor is super sweet and boozy, rum, cane sugar. Super sweet finish. Needs a lot of time to mellow out.