jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rusty brown with a thin ring of a head. Aroma is of sweet roll dough, slight toastyness, some hops behind the malt, and some mild alcoholic fumes. Flavor is of sweet toasty bread, brown sugar, full bitterness in the middle and finish, some fruiy hops riding underneath the malty sweetness A slight burn alcoholic warmth in the back of the throat.Ful body, velvety palate with a little bit of syrupynes. Aftertaste is Sweet toasty bread with a bit if residual sweetness staying on the tongue.
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, presumably 2006 vintage. Amber body, good sized creamy beige head. Earthy, musky aroma, boiled potatoes, some malt. Bitter and alcoholic flavour, dry caramel malt. Rough. Strange acerbic alcohol. Average palate. A fairly massive disappointment.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Tim. Nose is dill pickles, hoppy hoppy spice. Odd. Sweet caramel, dill, hops, bubblegum. Alcohol in an odd finish.
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Odds and Ends Tasting on 8/16/06: Dark amber/brown color with a thin beige head that starts fizzy but calms quickly. Thin spotty lacing. Aroma of whisky, coconut and dark fruits. Rich, smooth body with pungent malt, bourbon and other spicy alcohol flavors. The finish is all coconut and whisky. Definitely different from the norm, and seems pretty raw all around. I would be curious to try an aged bottle.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duane shared a bottle of this with a few of us. Some whiskey in the nose, some sweet malt flavor. This was not my style of beer. I haven’t warmed up to barleywines or old ales yet, so this wasn’t a favorite of mine.
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer poured a rusty red color with little head. The aroma was sweet with toffee, vanilla and wood. There was also some dankness that made me think of cellars. Nice aroma that I like in this type of beer. The taste was toffee with some herbs and a little medicine. There was also some leather in there. A good one I woudl love to try with more age on it.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a light red with a small off white head. aroma of oak malt and alcohol. taste is much of the same with a stronger malt prescence. I know that was spelled wrong. damn fine beer. Kind of drunk though.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 bottle. Smells like whiskey, thought without a tart sour-mash smell; finishes instead with alluring vanilla notes. Light cherry-cola appearance, with minimal head and lacing. Full, viscous mouthfeel showing plenty of bourbon and maple syrup, balanced with a toasted vanilla softness. A very well-balanced oak-aged ale, which would hold up nicely against a cigar. Impressive.
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a thick off white head. The aroma is of caramel, sweet fruits and a hint of bourbon. The flavor is really rich. A really warming beer. Dark fruits, a hint of wood from the aging. The alcohol is well hidden, but hits hard.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
mahagony pour thick off white head nice lace. Bourbon notes toffees & buttered popcorn. Palate is light creamy well coated. Flavor is mellow to the point of non descript bourbon butter, sweet.. pretty boring.