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RATINGS: 1779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Big and delicious for your ’perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2202) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 14, 2016
0,355l bottle at home. Bottled 09/24/2015. ABV 11.6%. dark brown / redish color, small off-white / orange head. smells of dried fruits, raisins, plums, marzipan, spices, alcohol, some wood. good smell, rather alcoholic though. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes alcoholic, some wood, marzipan, light coconut, light dried fruits, raisins, spices. finishes rather alcoholic with notes of raisins, spices and coconut. overall good one with nice coconut notes but very boozy. Probably 2 years in the cellar would cut down the alcohol (if no oxidation notes creep in).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (694) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2016
Keg pour 2014 vintage at Cask and Vine. Aroma is dark fruit, apple, boozy/oak. Appearance is dark brown with nice sparkle, no head but small off-white ring with trace lacing. Taste is moderately sweet caramel, dark fruits, oak/booze. Palate is medium bodied with creamy smooth texture, soft carbonation with sweet caramel/booze finish. Mild warming feeling. Overall, this is one smooth delight. Barrel aging is done to perfection with complements to the beer without dominating. Nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (887) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Clearish deep black brown, some light reddish notes. Light vanilla, caramel, roasted grains. Light chocolate. Lightly bittered. Mainly sweet. Heavier body, some oiliness, very carbonation. Great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
agarf70 (2) - - APR 10, 2016 does not count
The beer I rate other beers. Superb strong vanilla and sugar sweetness cuts the high abv. Complexity from bourbon barrels and whisky make this a fine product that is many imitated but never replicated

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Booga (76) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2016
Boozy aroma. Great copper color with small beige head. Not quite as sweet as Dirty Bastard. Nutty and caramel tastes. You can definitely tell this is a boozy beer. Great stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (116) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2016 Bottle 355ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a burnt mahogany. Head is lightly tanned, average sized and lasts well. Aroma is rich and malty with notes of bourbon, smoked vanilla/oak, burnt toffee, golden syrup, chocolate, muscatels, caramelized/stewed figs and sap. Flavour is a light to medium earthy hop bitterness with toasted barley, sultanas, dates, bourbon, oak/vanilla, burnt toffee, rum chocolate, smoke and a touch of resin. Full bodied with an oily texture and a good length warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MBlessing (860) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 2, 2016
Vom fass in perth WA, Dunkles braun schöner schaum, Geruch malzig Rosinen Vanille bourbon, Geschmack Rosinen bourbon Vanille dunkler karamell leichte säure leichte frucht, wow!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2420) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2016
Draught at Akkurat Stockholm. Semi lasting beige head. Clear red brown color. Complex aroma with almonds, vanilla,nougat finnish with a strong wine aroma. Sweet chocolate and caramell taste with clearly present alcohole. Firm bitterness and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle split a few ways. Dirty brownish pour with a small head, Notes of coconut, caramel, vanilla, some light smoke, tar and some roast. Nice and smooth!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (615) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2016
2016/03/26 - Pours an opaque mahogany colour with a thick, frothy, cream coloured head that slowly reduces to a lingering film and leaves moderate, patchy lacing. Aroma is amazing: vanilla, oak, bourbon, rich chocolate mousse, caramel, toasted malt, coconut, and a touch of dark fruits. Taste is caramel, toasted malt, vanilla, oak, light coconut and a bourbon finish. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with creamy carbonation and a boozy, warming finish. A really enjoyable sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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