thedm (5667) - 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 (4589) - 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 (125) - 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 (2594) - 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 (531) - - 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 (11467) - 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 (5728) - 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.
dmac (5589) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from some guys I chat with on here once in a while, thanks bros. Poured a muddy reddish deep amber with a dense beige frothy head. Aroma is solid, chocolate, light whiskey, vanilla, dry fruit. Flavor isnt quite as good, fruit, sweet whiskey, barrel, cheap chocolate, berries, earth on the backend. Body is medium to thin with stingy light carbonation and some heat on the end.
Homer321 (4207) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Glass. Mouth. Nose is light booze with some vanilla and spiciness. Deep brown pour with minimal head. Taste is moderately vanilla and booze with a soft vanilla note. A touch of alcohol warming. Seems to be a bit thin and lacking in mouthfeel but still very good and enjoyable.