timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Bottle from 9/28/12 poured into snifter. Pours a deep amber brown almost completely opaque with a small, quickly dissipating light tan head. Aroma of oak, bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit. Flavor has a big hit of bourbon and smokey oak at the start followed up with vanilla, toffee and fig. Leaves a warming bourbon taste on the finish. The mouth feel on this beer is great, nice and smooth. Medium body with low to medium carbonation. Overall a fantastic beer, great balance of woody bourbon with the sweetness and very smooth.
ciocanelu (841) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red color with tan head. Aroma has really nice mellow bourbon, butterscotch, caramel, toffee and raisins. Taste starts slightly sweet and nutty with dark malts and raisins. In the middletaste you start to get the bourbon, caramel and fudge. Finishes with butterscotch and caramel and lingers on the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Really good barrel aging on this one. Lots of fudge and caramel. Excellent overall.
Saeglopur (1577) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle from BeerLovers Vienna, bottled 09/24/15
Dark copper body, with a small, fluffy, moderately lacing, beige head.
Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, caramel, cocoa, dried fruits, barrel, some alcohol.
Tastes of dried fruits, dark berries, cocoa, bourbon, wood, black tea, chocolate, liquorice, booze.
Medium to full, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes warm, medium boozy, a bit dry, medium sweet, a bit roasty, astringent, wooden, with bitter chocolate, some fruits, some bourbon.
Really tasty. Quite boozy, but not too overpowering, pleasantly warm. Very well integrated bourbon notes, not too dominant, adding another smooth layer. Overall a lovely, complex sipper and also a unique style example for those like me, who aren’t the biggest Scotch Ale fans normally.
ston3s42 (160) - - APR 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red brown appearance with little head. Complex tastes of caramel, brown sugar, knekk, bourbon and alcohol. Full body, smooth carbonation and a lasting aftertaste of fruity caramel. Fantastic fruity, dark sweet scotch ale
Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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).
tfontana (474) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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agarf70 (2) - - APR 10, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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
Booga (31) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Night_Cap (50) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
MBlessing (663) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!