awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours copper/orangish/brown. Interesting taste of carmel, malts, and hopy spices. Slight fruit undertone, warm smooth mouthfeel. Taste is big, rich, and full. You’ll want to sip this one. Not lacking in complexity at all. 9.3% ABV is not overwhelming. I’m going to attempt to age my 2nd bottle for around 12 months and see the difference.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong alcohol and malt aroma with a taste to match. Beautiful amber appearance and warming mouthfeel.
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M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 Thursday March 21, 2013 12oz Bottled 04/13/12; Vibrant amber to copper pour with a smallish, late forming very light khaki head leaving ecclectic spotted lace; light fruit, oak, and alcohol notes dance over pudding, toffee, and marshmallow, some toast, light smooth leather, and charred oak are introduced in the taste and finish out the medium, somewhat creamy ml mouth, soft heat; complex, yet restrained and welcoming
2012, 2013, 2014 vertical
Clear, vibrant, cherrywood bodies offering a short fading bone white head, eldest completely dissipating, middle vintage retains a solid, medium sized ring for about 20 minutes, current vintage includes a ring plus a perforated island
Citrusy cherry over vibrant clean maple with biscuity accents, offering a clean expedited finish of subtle gooey marshmallow and date, the most sophisticated of the bunch
Initially fishing dock with earthy esters, as this one breathes and begins to articulate itself more enjoyable notions of barrel and peat appear along with toasty marshmallow, a few solid moments of finishing residuals, the most rustic of the session
Citrusy notes, caramel and cereal with earthy, herbal hops and biscuity undertones, less distinct, more depth, and extended mildly drying herbal residuals with underlying marshmallow and date, the most herbal of the group
Each vintage offered a smooth, medium body with restrained, but present carbonation
12oz bottles served at 55° into 15.25 Spiegelau Soiree snifter
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle into tulip. Bottle from early 2013. Minneapolis.
Appearance: Copper/brown in color. Mostly transparent, other than haze from unsettled sentiment. Small head that quickly disintegrated into a ring of foam.
Aroma: Very rich. Caramel, raisin, oak, coffee, spice, bourbon. Pretty complex. True to style.
Taste: Sweet and with a balancing bitterness. Really nicely done.
Palate: Full body. Very smooth texture. Long, warming finish.
Overall: A really nice beer. Lots complexity in the aroma. The taste is very well balanced. Fine texture. Very pleasant to drink.
ColovianTrader (464) - - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, oak, molasses, cider and golden raisin flavors. Strong alcohol bite at the finish. Hints of cinnamon and spice. Good feel. Not fond of the boozy flavor but still good.
Jyrsa (464) - - APR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cherry red with large head. Herbs, sweetness and bready wheat. Frizzly with a sweet after taste.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz brown bottle served in a snifter. Poured a clear reddish copper with a finger of off white head. Big complex aroma of malt, oak, and some hops. Full bodied and rich. Flavors of chocolate and vanilla from the oak. A bit hoppier than an British style old ale. Long finish with more oak and chocolate. A big, rich flavored beer with a lot of different flavors going on. Nice!
jhgrantjr (464) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, clear, deep amber color. Aroma of sweet malts. Taste s sweeter than I expected. There is some bitterness, but it is mild. This is a complex taste, something similar to a Barley Wine. Almost a syrupy feel to it.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy copper color with the aroma of bourbon. The body is rich, malty and dry as expected. The flavor is very deep and smooth with a strong bourbon presence and a mixture of roasted malts.
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste 3/9 Bottle. Looks: Brown murk with a trace of bubbles around the rim. Aroma: Bourbon and sweet malts, some alcohol and mild raisin. Taste: Rich and sweet followed by bourbon and spice with a bit of hops an the finish.