thelynchfella (92) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a deep dark ruby red could with thin head. Aroma: oak, chocolate, raisin, cherry. Tastes of raisin, chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, oak, oak, oak. Big whiskey taste in this one. Really fantastic beer. Nice warmth in it. Highly recommend
Svesse (6476) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 27 Sep 2014) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with caramel, dried fruit, raisins, prunes and a touch of oak wood. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, chocolate, oak wood, raisins and a certain alcohol bite in a finish with a balanced bitterness. Full body, quite sweet. Warming and tasty. Quite complex and very nice.
murphious2000 (18) - - JAN 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Imagine that...a barrel aged beer that actually TASTES like it was aged in a whisk(e)y barrel!? I have had so many that were hyped and then when I drank them I thought, "okay, good beer but where is the ’real’ reason I bought this in the first place?? Backwoods Bastard is IT! I have always enjoyed the original Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale and then they add barrel ageing to make it even better.
nilsas (1800) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lukt: Fin duft av krydder og karamell.
Utseende: Fin rødbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Fin smak av krydder og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Melkebaren, Sandnes, Nydt@Bar tasting runde med Bryne
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@10,2%, Når@30.12.2014
truebluehes (179) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice reddish, deep brown pour with head that slides away. Aroma is smooth roasted malt with awesome oak punch. Very smooth on tongue with mellow oak taking over slight hopped malt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
revolution2718 (275) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with no head. Nose is, burnt sugar, wood, caramel, smoke/char, chocolate covered cherries, a scotch note? Taste is insane, starts off with a scotch whisky, woody note, then turns into a chocolate note that coats your tongue, cherries, some smoke/char. As someone who doesn't like scotch, this beer is still really good. If I did like scotch whiskey this would be the best thing ever. Still a very complex tasty beer.
esp0r (2164) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown with a creamy tanned head. Smell of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel and dark delicious malts. Moderate sweet, quite boozy up front, then vanilla, oak, and all the good bourbon flavors you can think of! Blended with some tofffee this ends up as a fantastic balanced harmonic flavor palate. Moderate bitter finish. Excellent stuff!
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Uba ja Humal in Tallinn (€ 3.90 - best price in town?). No BB date anywhere. Pours a murky coppery brown with a mahogany hue. Head tan in colour, retains relatively well. Nose is breathtaking... a big whiff of whisky jumps right out of the glass, with strong notes of oak and vanilla, caramel, spiciness... a slight red berry tartness, it’s sweet, with a hint of alcohol. Taste is equally good, chocolaty, dusty, woody, quite sweet but also bitter and somewhat dry in the finish. On the palate it is dry, with a soft mouthfeel, and with a medium body and low carbonisation this is a dangerously easy-drinking brew! There is however a tiny alcoholic tingle in the finish but it’s overall quite well hidden for 10%. Great stuff to sip while warming your toes against the furnace.
haddon90 (1503) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, dark mahogany color with a thin, tan head. Caramel and brown sugar in the aroma with a strong sense of scotch. Scotch flavor with brown sugar and spices that linger. Very warm beer with the alcohol there as well. Very good.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (6) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Getting hints bourbon, wood, and of course scotch in the aroma. Very nice reddish amber hue to the beer and smooth on the finish with a touch of heat. Taste is a fantastic bourbon aged wee heavy and I enjoyed this one!