Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Goose Island pint glass.
The color is a deep maroon with about finger and a half of foamy brownish head.
The smell is malty with some nice bready aroma and an interesting caramel aroma. Things seem to be well balanced even here in the nose.
The taste is sweet malts and some bourbon barrel overtones. Some oak flavor is there throughout the flavor. Some nice bitterness that goes back into a sweet malt flavor.
The feel of this beer is bold and complex with plenty of flavor to dwell over. Bitterness it countered by some sweet malt and things seem to battle back and forth but always seems to even things out toward the end.
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 (877) - 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 (1115) - 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 (6856) - 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 (6503) - 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.