angelkostvo (267) - - JAN 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black color , espresso like head. Aroma of whisky big time, chocolate, dark fruits, pretty complex aroma. Taste is amazing it suits the aroma perfectly... complex as single malt whiskey aged for long time in oak casks. Full body, thick texture, velvety carbonation. Me and my girlfriend are amazed, this brew is something every beer geek should try!
jcos (1175) - Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 5/19/2013 split with Dave.
Appearance: Pours a dark opqaue with light brown head..
Aroma: Aroma of whiskey and chocolate.
Taste: Roast, light bitterness, light amount of boozy whiskey, vanilla, chocolate on the end..
Palate:Medium body, slick lingering aftertaste..
Summary: Interesting stuff. At times the amount of whiskey bothered me on occasion, but that is what the beer was going for. I just have to rate all the Flying Dog beers I can get my hands on.
mcberko (4054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma of wood and whiskey upfront, with notes of roasted malt and caramel further back. Flavour is very intense, with rich woody barrel notes upfront, full of whiskey, wood, roasted malt and caramel. Quite highly carbonated for the style. Something in the barrel aging mustíve created the livelier carbonation as the base beer is more regularly carbonated. The hops that are prominent in the base beer arenít very apparent in this barrel aged version. Great stuff, but I prefer the base beer.
brystmar (455) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really like this aroma: roasty; smooth bourbon; caramel; big, hearty malt character. A bit dry. Good, not great.
MrHangover (1099) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a small, tanned creamy head on top. Aroma has a lot of bourbon, oak and touches of vanilla and roast. Black molasses is present in the aroma as well. Flavor is quite sweet and certainly has some of the oak returning on the palate. Overall very sweet and there is some boozyness in there as well. Far better then Iíd expected.
adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ML 2012 vintage, solid 20% gusher, 3 finger head fades to nothing. looks still but has some lacing on the swish. Served at cellar temp. you can smell booze from 2 feet away. Loads of chocolate and roasted barley. A hint of vanilla drinkable but inthis format, I donít know if I could consume an entire 750.
dreadnord (996) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick and black with a thin tan head. The nose is big vanilla, toasted bread, chocolate, molasses and some dark fruit. The taste is high sweet with medium low bitter. The texture is smooth and creamy, body is huge and the finish is long.
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chicowv (446) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle thanks to Ben: Pours dark black, super slick, oily lacing. Thick head, thick beer, looks incredible! Aroma of dark chocolate, nice oak and bourbon. Taste is incredible with good balance of sweet, salty and bitter. Flavors of vanilla, oak, charcoal, bourbon, chocolate, coffee. So complex and smooth drinking. Not overly oaked. Such a good balance and a big, big brew. One of my favorite barrel aged beers.
bmerz (465) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Breukelen bier merchants. Nice tan head but but much lace on this dark one. Aroma is clean near burnt toast, moderate whiskey, sweet mash, good espresso, light umami. Flavor retains some porter character in decent balance with the whiskey. There is a light tang and long moderately bitter and boozy finish. Woody mouthfeel other wise moderately dense and lively. Very nice in its balance.
jredmond (4014) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at pony bar HK with Linh. Pours a deep brown body with thin off white lacing. Notes of sweet chocolate and dill. Weird, but it works.
Cool_Bond (475) - Eskilstuna, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really good in fragrances and also much aroma and flavor of oak barrels. Maybe smell a little alcohol. Fairly with the aftertaste but still taste the alcohol. Sadly.