Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had this last year and remembered loving it. Poured into a snifter..
A: Oaky. Boozy. Molasis note. yes..... not bad but not very complex.
A: Pours decently thick especially watching the bubbles rise. Little head. Nice semi transparent brown color.
T: First thought is something like oh my god this is amazing. As the beer finishes the thought continues only more so. If ever a beer was a 10 in taste this is it. Molasses sweetness. Dates. Alcohol cuts through but is more warming and surprising that aggressive. Oaky. Boozy. Finish has a huge bit of malt which is crazy for a beer this strong. Goes down with almost a brandy-like warmth. Just insane. yeah there’s some carmel in there as well when the beer warms.
P: Feels smooth on the palate. Carbonation is on the money. Flavor development is also amazing. Goes through many different stages. As mentioned before the alcohol cuts though but not in a bad way, more to remind you that it’s there.
This beer is simply amazing. The tastes is complex, the palate is great. The weird thing is it doesn’t smell that great. Oak and boozy are really the big smell notes. But this one hits where it counts: a must try. (How can it be an overall 20 when the smell is a 7? IDK the sum of the parts is less than the whole?)
Theydon_Bois (16005) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at RB Best, 31/01/16. ... yeah yeah ... had this a few times years back but no rake ... no queue at the bar so scoped !
Chestnut brown with a decent beige head.
Nose is nutty, brown bread, spice, subtle bourbon, caramel, dark fruits.
Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, bourbon oak, dark malts, spice, earthy.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Decent for style ... good boost leve.
GC1379 (10) - - MAY 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft- Poured burgundy with a smooth tan head. Strong caramel smell with a hint of bourbon barrel. Full body with complex aromas of marshmellow and caramel.
Samact (13) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Saveurs de caramel, malt rôtie et fruits séchés. Une belle présence de sucre et d’alcool qui ne sont toute fois pas envahissants. Tres bien.
Strangebrewer (1106) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured clear red-amber with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with alcohol. Full body, oily mouthfeel with warning finish. Flavour of burnt grains, smoke, molasses, alcohol, pepper.
Sebilinz (1603) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown nearly black body with nearly no head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malts, dried fruit and chocolate. Taste is creamy caramel malts with nuts and some cocoa. Aftertaste is nice caramel roasted sweetness with some bitterness and also some alcohol.
whaturtle (8) - - MAY 8, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark red/brown. Aromas of dark roasted malt and fruity aroma(cherries?). Sweet, malty flavors with a hint of smoke. Finishes with a touch of hop bite.
Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle 2012 thanks Willrunforbeer dark ruby with a beige head. Aromas of caramel dark fruit bourbon and vanilla. Taste is nice creamy mouth feel fruit alcohol vanilla and caramel. Wow.
serbanm (10) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 4, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy fuck balls. This beer right here is something special. Smells very strongly of caramel with a hint of bourbon. Not a very strong head. Very full body with many complex aromas of marshmellow and caramel. An absolute treat for anyone.
dnicolaescu (1674) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE 12 OZ. Clear dark ruby, beige head. The aroma is full-on, caramel and dried fruit, vanilla and toasted coconut, creamy milk chocolate and toffee sweetness - all sprinkled with a little bourbon. The taste is just as big - caramel (not overly sweet or sticky), balanced by some dark bread and alcohol spice right from the start. The bourbon is there, but not too in your face. Smooth velvety finish with notes of chocolate liqueur and alcohol infused candies. Some spicy hops too. A kick-back sipper indeed. Excellent.