oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@PBF VIII (11.8 %). Very deep amber colour, small off white head. Aroma is sweet toffee, some raisins, mild plum pudding, some slight whisky like sweet notes along with vanilla. Flavour is very much the same in a nice balance, but also the alcohol gives it a slight sting.
Errl (1585) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle..Pour is brown with a creamy head..Nose is sweet, maple, barrel, caramel, toffee. Fig, bourbon...Taste is nice oak, dry, sweetness, caramel, toffee, vanilla, alcohol..such a nice beer.
Rando7 (736) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours dark brown with one finger tan head. Boozy aroma. Initial taste quite sweet with caramel and toffee, followed by oak and whiskey. Unfortunately was also quite acidic, I think some lacto crept in. Not really infected, just a little sourness. Sour oaky finish. Nice thick palate. Overall a disappointment, but better as it warmed.
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a really old rating note I found while packing the house for a move. Seems like I enjoyed it: Big sweet, boozy, brown sugar, bread, toffee. Good warmth. Wood, dry fruit. Very nice. 8.2
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Clearish deep amber beige head with fine lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, alcohol and oaky vanilla. Flavor is toffee, vanilla, prunes with a firm oak and boozy element. Medium body with a smooth feel. Fantastic beer, the oak barrels and age turn an already great beer into n amazing beer.
vivalabeer (20) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Well worth the 100. Perfect body, super flavors. Bourbon to the max with an easy flavor finish. Vanilla and spicy cinammon finish. Best beer ive had from them.
stumpyiliz (213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle #266 of 461. Year 08, bottle courtesy of Brewtopia!! Back to Colorado for my rating. Even though I’ve had this beer every year it’s been out I have never rated it. It seems fitting that I get a bottle from the first year to see how it handles the year of time.
I’ll say this, it’s time to start a vertical of this one.
Murky dark brown sugar pour. Still carbonated well and oxidized just right by the barrel aging. Lots of stuff left on the bottom of the bottle fr years of proper cellaring. Sweet malty smell. Nothing but grain, bourbon, oak and dried tree fruits. Taste is malty goodness into the dries tree fruits with an oakey, vanilla, bourbon tannin biting the tongue for several minutes after the first sip.
Don’t hesitate @ the 25-30$ price tag. U won’t be disappointed.
beernbourbon (1299) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is deep hazy reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is full of old rich malt, cobweb, and light caramel. Flavor is quite sweet with notes of fruit and brown sugar. Very sweet.
_angst_ (2767) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you! Pours clear dark amber with a rather thin offwhite head that quickly dissipates while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, fruity and malty with sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, oak, overripe tropical fruits, bourbon, roasted nuts, dried dark fruits, caramelized apples, hay, coconut milk, whisky, hints of charred wood, hints of moist moss and subtle hints of smoked meats. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter, fruity and malty with caramel, toffee, biscuits, vanilla fudge, alcohol, grass, charred wood, overripe tropical fruits, raisins, prunes, figs, bourbon, roasted nuts, pine needles, coconut, lemon zest, resin and hints of grapefruit rinds, smoke and moist leaves. Mouthfeel is round, soft, creamy, smooth, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter malty and fruity with caramel, biscuits, vanilla fudge, bourbon, charred wood, roasted nuts, grass, pine needles, sweet dark bread and hints of grapefruit rind. Very nice big beer. A less rough ruffian but oh so smooth and tasty.
DesertDevil (525) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle (#1523). Pours a murky, dark reddish-brown with a khaki one-finger head. Sweet whiskey aroma with a ton of caramel, toffee, and roasted nuts. Smooth sweetness from the first sip with toffee as the predominant flavor along light booze, creamy caramel, a hint of oak and tobacco, and a sugary, buttery note reminiscent of fresh-baked pecan pie. It’s not nearly as hot as I expected. Medium body with an incredibly smooth texture and long, resiny finish. A gorgeous sipper.