SteveOrz85 (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle shared and served in tulip glass. One finger baige head. Little bit of lacing. Beer is a clear mahogany color. Aroma is modest but attractive. Light notes of butterscotch. Taste is mildly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Nice mellow notes of oak and whiskey. Some toffee and chocolate. Medium to full bodied beer with average carbonation. Over all a very good well balanced beer with soke complexity.
sudomorph (1044) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 750ml bottle. Pours a fairly clear amber ruby with a thin, tan head.
Aroma has great, smooth notes of caramel, creamy vanilla toffee, whiskey, oak, slight fruit tartness, dark sugar, and a hint of roast.
Taste is balanced well. Sweet whiskey, vanilla oak, caramel, toffee, fruits, then a touch of roasted malts and bitterness with a short ending. Not a hint of alcohol
Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. A bit syrupy in the mouth with a soft, full carbonation.
Overall a very nice beer. Great flavours of oak, whiskey, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and faint roast.
thedm (5497) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This draft brew from a beer bar poured a medium sized head of foamy brown colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges dark black brown colored body and a fair lacing. The weak aroma was brown malt. The vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt mildly vinous mild hops brown malt dark malt and breads. A wonderful best in class brew.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4245) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Barrel Bar. A glowing orange-brown with a fruity (Christmas fruit bread), pumpernickel hard caramel candy and vanilla + oak aroma while a sip of this dark concoction gave me flavors of caramel chocolate & oak. Tasty.
Erikh04 (153) - - APR 30, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared with Brian. Fantastic beer. Strong chocolate and fruit aroma. Bourbon on the front end and smooth boozy sweetness on the end. I am a big fan of hibernation ale but this is in a class of its own.
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crim (109) - POLAND - APR 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
mega polecam, genialne piwo mocno deserowe kawa lody czekoladowe wanilia czekolada dużo beczki genialny aromat świetne roztopione lody w smaku, troche karmelu w smaku i aromacie
rougeau13 (2493) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Sugar Land. Dark reddish-brown with a beige head. Plenty of spotty lacing. Aroma of whiskey barrel, dark fruit, and caramel. Taste is big caramel and chocolate with of course plenty of whiskey, and vanilla. Alcohol is surprisingly relatively subtle despite the whiskey influence and abv. Medium bodied and pretty smooth. Solid.
rosskyle (495) - - MAR 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Red plum color with a tan head. Caramel plum whiskey sugar chocolate aroma. Whiskey booze up front with a chocolate plum finish. Heavy sticky body.
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Dogbrick (11061) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Great Divide Barrel Bar. Dark hazy ruby-brown color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing. Aroma of oak, caramel malt and dark fruit. Full-bodied and boozy with flavors of oaky vanilla, dark fruit and malt. The finish is oaky with a whiskey and malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
notalush (5671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at the Barrel Bar - hazy Amber - nose of chocolate, hazelnut, whiskey, oak, vanilla - taste is heavy toasted oak and coconut, though it is not boozy or overly/abrasively oaky - fairly smooth and mellow for an 11.5 barrel aged brew - some toffee, tobacco, treacle - caramelized sugars, vanilla - well-executed and tasty.