maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark brown with a small beige head which quickly disappears. Nose is full of bourbon notes - mild spice and coconut is very forward with light chocolate biscuit and moderate dark fruits. Quite raisin driven with plenty of coconut and light biscuit. Spice comes in and out and helps it finish with a real earthiness throughout. Unique at points but not overly balanced and finishes a little thin. Hides the booze well though. Hit and miss but solid for the most part
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at TimE’s Tasting. Dark dark brown - offwhite head. Sweetness. Licorice. Roasted. Bourbon. Dried fruits. Raisins. Vanilla. Coconut. Boozy. Ryebread. A bit unbalanced.
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one has some roast, some fruits and a bite of alcohol also. Bitter honey. Feels sticky and sweet - but accompanied with fresh hop bitterness. Bourbon barrel feel comes out as well. Long, warming bourbon aftertaste. I like it.
jonno (2274) - JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rather enjoyable just needs a more fleshed out body to hang the flavour off. A bit too smooth for such a big beer - I want to get the full visual, visceral emotive performance, not just voluminously sucking back on rocket fuel. It’s almost too dainty for a 10% beer from a Barrel.
shoulderbroken (1887) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is French toast, honey, smoke, sticky. Taste is great, lots of bourbon, sweet malt, caramel. Nice
alexsdad06 (5330) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours brown in color with amber highlights and a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, light barrel notes, a hint of bourbon and vanilla. The alcohol remains well hidden. Good, not great.
SpringsLicker (3120) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014 RBWG Grand Tasting.
Brown body with tan head.
Big bourbon aroma that takes over as the predominant flavor.
Too much bourbon, maybe there was a great beer here.
deyholla (6503) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Gene at RBWG grand tasting, thanks! Pours a clear amber with a brown hue and a yellowish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of dark grains with bourbon and vanilla and a bit of roasted malts underlying. Flavor starts with dark bread and roasted malts but grows in sweetness with vanilla and bourbon.
jtclockwork (7974) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of chocolate, caramel, toffee and light char. Medium body. Okay.
italarican (1475) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Nose and flavor has moderate coffee and dark chocolate notes with lingering bourbon in the finish. Fairly standard bourbon porter.