Jamesthebrit (347) - 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?)
Couch0508 (107) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t really like scotch so not really liking this shouldn’t have been a huge surprise.
echudy (60) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very peppery smells, kind of sweet. Very dark and thick looking. Tastes of pepper and other complex flavors
jeffwhite10 (3) - Tucson, USA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours semi thick with a nice malty colored head. Aroma of a caramelized scotch. The flavor explosion is amazing. Like a scotch laced cinnamon bun minus the icing. This is a sipping beer!
Martin243 (881) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Glug, Grainger Market Newcastle. Poured into an English half pint. Lustrous deep red with a firm lasting off-white head. Whiskey and vanilla aroma. Aromas are present in the flavour, with caramel, sweet cherry and dried fruit. Warming alcohol. Full bodied, long chewy finish. Simply delicious.
Tonkun (1117) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Dark red brown pour with a thin mocha head. Cherry, vanilla, American oak, whisky, caramel and spice. Wow. Fruity and oaky with high alcohol. Really nice
ElManana (1085) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought at Malt Attacks. Hazlenut brown, with little head. Nose is heavy bourbon, vanilla, malts. Taste is bourbon, caramel, vanilla. Light watery mouthfeel. Very nice.
swannycellars (41) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown colour with small off white head. Immediate aroma of bourbon and vanilla which gives way to chocolate and raisin. Smooth mouthfeel with a light bourbon flavour, chocolate in the mid palate before dark dried fruit and light alcohol warmth. Quite sweet but well balanced with a just present earthy bitterness. Been a few years since I tried this and I’m very impressed. Great winter warmer.
MiP (14442) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at KØ15. Really good vanilla aroma. Cloudy chestnut colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour is sweet with a great vanilla note, bordering on coconut. A great beer.
kermis (6866) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, sweet malt, light spice, wood and molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet with a boozy bourbon palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6511) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
35cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Almost no head. Clear dark amber pour. Very good.