OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 On draft it poured a very dark amber with a mild tan head. Aroma was of vanilla, coconuts and barrels. On the palate I was overwhelmed with smokey sweetness and vanilla followed by burnt caramel. Mouthfeel was a nice smooth medium feel with low carbonation. Good beer but expected much more.
Mr_Abner (45) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at cellar temp. Pours a very dark ruby color with a small off-white head. Aromas of whisky, vanilla, oak, caramel malt, dark cherry. Taste is very smooth and complex. Vanilla, oak, and caramel malt are dominant. Medium+ bodied with minimal carbonation and an astringent finish.
EvanFriend (324) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste is vanilla, whiskey, and a bit of dried fruit, with an aftertaste that I can only describe as the smell of the woods in the winter, except sweet. A little smoke in there as well. Excellent beer.
Holmen1 (2870) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kveldens nest siste på M2 jan-15, og Sigmund vet alltid hvordan man skal avrunde kvelden med noen höjdare: her får vi bærpreget snop i en aroma og smak av "tons and tons of" (som Oz Clarke kanskje ville sagt) skotsk whisky, amerikansk bourbon, eikepreget vanilje, sjokolade og alt annet du måtte ønske deg. Varmende balansekunst av klasse.
tandembrauer (349) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at "Mandag i annen", Cardinal. Pours dark copper with small head. Aroma of raisins, coconut, smoke, alcohol. Taste of banana, coconut, alcohol; sweet and slightly bitter. Complex beer!
Holmen2 (1300) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 26.01.15. Nutty brown. Beige head. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla. Similar taste, with evident oak. Well balanced.
Sigmund (5345) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle, vintage 2014, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10.2%, 50 IBU. Deep ruby colour, large to moderate off-white to beige head. Aroma of Scotch whisky and bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, grain and dust. Medium sweet flavour with the same elements as the aroma, also a distinct hoppy bitterness in the finish. Warming mouthfeel. Not bad at all.
ERB92 (425) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, nuts, dried fruits, wood and vanilla in the aroma. copper with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Medium to full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a really nice Scotch ale, lots of malt sweetness, pleasant vanilla notes and some warming alcohol in the back.
harrisoni (14238) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Bottle Shop. Clear deep ruby lasting tan head. bourbon vanilla aroma. Fruity malt. Then more of the same in mouth. Sweetish. More vanilla on finish. Not overly woody. It’s kinda I like it. The alcohol helps but nice.
miyauchi38 (409) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4298) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Ha ha, so the higher the alky the higher % at rate beer? I think not. Big and black. Alarmong sweet volatile aroma. Sweet coying sweet, sweet is the answer. Yes. This is a sweet bastard fer sure. Age me you barleywine MFer. Go hug a root.