Ughsmash (7501) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, #227/492. Poured a lovely shade of deep garnety-amber with a nice initial beige head. The aroma a decadent blend of sweet whiskey, berries, vanilla, and molasses, with highlights of warm spices and a touch of sherry.. came across just a hair thin on the middle, but it was otherwise excellent. The flavor found molasses, aged caramel, dark fruit, and toffee at the core, with peppery whiskey and dry oak emanating outward.. more dark fruit, tangy whiskey, and some vanilla on the sufficiently warm finish.. good, but it didn’t come across as well as the nose for me. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. slick across the middle.. a touch tacky on the finish.. just a decent flow. This was a solid brew that I’d love to try again.
Koelschtrinker (15589) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weicher, fast schon zu milder Beginn von dezent holzigen Malznoten. Die Whiskeynoten wirken nicht stark aromatisch, dann aber doch so, als wäre Whiskey hinzugegeben worden, kratzig, rau. Besonders im Abgang cremig malzig, erstaunlich mild, verschwindend geringe Röstnoten. Dann wieder leichte Alkoholnoten. 10/11/11/9/11/9
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
been waiting for this one for a while, thanks to stumpyiliz for this one! says 492 bottles on the label, not 504. pours a very nice deep mahogony body with a smaller head, very nice color and aura. the aroma is very nice, sweet, woody, slightly smokey, all of it subdued and a bit dusty just like the regular hiby. its super smooth, the taste is not nearly as big as you might expect from any beer thats spent 9 months in a barrel. the carbon ation is pretty low but consiseant throughout the bottle and pours. it has a slightly cola/rootbeer thing going on underneath that i dont recall the normal hiby picking up during aging. sweet, smooth, duty, good stuff. great very present but not overpowering barerel profile. this should still be good for another year or two for sure, though i would prefer the complexities because its already so smooth, so i am glad i drank this now.
anders37 (21632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and bourbon aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and bourbon barrel vanilla flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty caramel barrel vanilla finish.
jesperhammer (3918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22-MAR-2012, bottle @Papsø.
Dark brown with low beige head.
Hoppy malty nose.
Sweet fruits and citrus.
Fantastic hoppy malty american strong ale-like.
Bourbon notes kicks in but really not overly barrel infused.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3K, baby! 750ml shared with hopsleeroy. Our hand-numbered bottle said 492 made, but close enough for jazz. With a few years on this beast, I found it surprisingly almost less boozy than the regular hibernation. It was slightly oxidized but in a way that didn’t at all compromise things. Taste had some vanilla and very mellow bourbon, giving the whole thing a chocolatey feel. Very suggestively compares to aged Adam at this point. Very good.
Ungstrup (32889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. An unclear dark red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, caramel, wood, and a bit of brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, wood, and whiskey, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
joergen (25140) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of oak.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops.
yespr (38505) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth roasted malty and caramelish. Smooth caramelish and toasted malty. Mellow whiskey note. Smooth caramelish and light vanilla into the finish.
Pinball (11790) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
light dark amber. small light brown head.
roasted malts, clean roasted malty aroma.
flavor is roasted malts, wood, great bitterness. ends as complex as it starts.