freedivesurfer (13) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
"Big and delicious for your ’perty mouth." Founders more or less sums this beer up in seven words. Year after year this a favorite. This is my last bottle this year, oh so sad. Big oaky bourbon, vanilla nose. Let this one warm up, if you didn’t already know. Enjoying with my two best friends, 2 pit bulls!! Poured from a bottle.
She changes personalities as she warms up. Bourbon up front, vanilla and oak. Caramel notes, but a well balanced sweetness. For such a big beer its relatively medium bodied. Several months ago I was privileged enough to be at a party with a keg of this, its very possible to enjoy several of these.
This is one of the best beers out there. No matter what style beer you enjoy try this!!
gnoff (7783) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Haket. Sampled on August 23, 2014.
Clear dark brown color, small teal head. Sweet, chocolate, roasted, alcohol, wood scent. Wood, dry, sweet, lactic taste. Lactic, chocolate aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Peppry tongue feeling.
Satyroneto (99) - - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cor marrom escura com espuma marrom com tons amarelados de baixa/média formação e baixa persistência; sem lacing;
Aroma de licor de frutas vermelhas, madeira e tons de uísque bourbon;
Sabor de início maltado e licoroso de cereja que evolui para um meio com tons de uísque e um final amadeirado e alcoólico de uísque bourbon que aquece a boca; final extremamente semelhante a uísque bourbon;
Corpo médio e licoroso de baixa carbonatação.
varanid99 (491) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy brown pour with a very thin off white head. Toffee, woody, bourbon aromas. Taste is fairly similar with dominant bourbon, some vanilla, some toffee, a little boozy, warm finish. Great
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Vanilla bourbon flavors are molded into a lascivious mouthfeel heated up by alcohol heat and lingering wood.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam decorates the darkest ruby.
-The mouthfeel is rich, yes, but the supple carbonation makes it become an elegant dessert.
-The flavor profile is rather linear. Malts aren’t as deep as I like in this style (overtaken by the barrel treatment, probably?)
-Licorice-like sugared fruitiness appears after a while.
Gamin (98) - - JUL 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle from 2012, so it has about 2 years of age on it. Strong aroma of bourbon and maple syrup. Rich, clear, and inviting caramel color with little to no head. Maple syrup qualities are prominent in the flavor as well. Bourbon and booziness is also there. These flavors overwhelm pretty much everything else, probably because of the age on the bottle. I really like it but think I prefer it a bit fresher.
MSBrindbergs (295) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Felreggad tidigare som Double Trouble.
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun dimmig vätska med en fin liten brun skumkrona. Doftar Baileys med kokos. Kraftig alkoholsmak och Baileyskänslan ligget kvar. Lämnar en bedövad gom med viss sötma och beska. Ingen öl i min smak...
dlbeer (774) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at brewfest. Brown pour with off white head. Smells of bourbon and malts. Great bourbon notes: vanilla, wood, caramel. Warms you a up a little bit
mkel07 (3339) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique August 2013. Great beer with a dark brown colour and a swirling mist of foam. Fills the mouth with vanilla, toffee and caramel flavours.
Mark_Eck (656) - - JUL 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours a reddish brown. Aroma is scotch, bourbon, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is vanilla and bourbon. Wonderful beer.
Strife21 (139) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with thin head. This one smells like a bottle of find bourbon with a hint of malt. Taste is super smooth notes of vanilla toffee and caramel. Perfectly balance flavor. Medium body, low carbonation. Loved this one.