bwa5879 (643) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 12oz bottle from Kalamazoo megabev. Pour is dark brown like cola, reddish hues. Head is offwhite sort of orangeish looking, quarter inch high. Moderate lacing. Smells like alcohol, maple, supple leather and perhaps a hint of cheddar? Tingly mouth feel, fairly low carbonation. More maple and vanilla in the taste, then whiskey and honey, slightly bitter pine hops are detectable as well. Finish is scotch flavored and has an alcoholic burning tingle.
Updated 23-May-2013: Bottle aged from October 2012 . Liquid appearance the same but no head. Smoother, sweeter aroma. Same scents just less harsh. Smoother flavor as well, bitter malts reminiscent of most scotch ales, even more vanilla and possibly less maple flavored than fresh. Definitely a little bit better.
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.