fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks! Pours a ruddy brownish color with little head. Aroma is sweet vanilla, barrel, booze, and some grain. Heavy mouthfeel. Tastes like it smells. Its just really sweet. If I had to guess this could be Dark Lords cousin its so sweet. So time should do this beer some good.
hallinghansen (1684) - Odense S, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Toffee, vanilla, oak and caramel. Some dark fruit. Smooth and slick. Vinous. Really delicious and tasty.
wheresyourball (369) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a share, poured into a tulip. Pours a caramel color with small head. Nose is brown sugar, caramel, molasses, bourbon. Flavor follows and is very sweet; you can taste the similarity to Rare. Great mouthfeel. Several guys thought this has started to fall off in terms of flavor.
DrSilverworm (4017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, thanks to jmborggren for sharing. Bottled 10/08/11, batch 0831. Very awesome nose. Big chocolate, caramel malt, light molasses, plenty dark fruit, good vanilla in the nose. Dark brown / red color. Minimal head, virtually none. No lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of crisp, lightly dry with the alcohol warmth. Good barley wine texture. Moderate sweet taste, some bigger alcohol warmth. Warm, dry finish. Great big vanilla, bourbon barrel, caramel. A bit of a bite, but a very rich, sweet flavor. Awesome stuff.
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Raisins, Bourbon, Vanilla
Appearance: Dark Brown/Ruby Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, No Lacing
Taste: Raisins, Vanilla, Bourbon, Sweet Bread
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Boozy
UDBeernut (1251) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Myrstery bottle at the ba tasting. Pours mohagany, big raisen nose. Super boozy, def get oak and vailla note. Body is smooth but the booze burns.
Marheb (1517) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un profil riche de sucre à la crème et de petits fruits caché derrière un vieillissement évidemment habile et pointu, le bourbon glisse tellement bien dans ce canevas.
drfabulous (3378) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 22 ounce bottle. Big bourbon nose and pour. Creamy. Extremely tasty. Caramel. Big body. Smooth.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle shared by DalzAle huge thank you Greg! Pours brown black brown ruby color with a thin tight khaki head that leaves a tight creamy looking collar and a wispy spot of film. Aroma is sweet candied bourbon vanilla caramel and just fucking smooth. Taste is again just so smooth and creamy with bourbon vanilla toffee roasted malt caramel marsh mellow and subtle spice and a nice warming finish. Palate is full slick sticky and good carbonation and a smooth spice warming finish. Really! This is TOP NOTCH!
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Man oh man was this a treat. Thanks Bob for sharing. Sharp and clean burnt copper pour with almost no aroma. Nose is amazing, tons of dried dark fruit with notes of prune/fig/raisin/treacle/caramel/and more! Very malty with a touch of port and madeira (definitely some toasted nut). Very rich flavor, reminiscent of Madeira/port/fortified wine. Lots of raisiny/dried fruit in the flavor with a full and rich finish.
jmagnus87 (2031) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle sampled at my friends tasting. Awesomely huge thanks! Caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, dark fermented fruits and raisins. Awesome. One of my top beers on my bucket list.