PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany pour with medium sized head and lacing. Color of the foam was khaki. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, sugar, sweetness, oak, and grain. Flavor was much of the same with a lot of bitter tasting hops coming through. More of a triple ipa or a really hoppy barleyine if u ask me. Medium to full mouth. The B.a version was a lot more balanced and drinkable then regular.
bytemesis (5175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2011. Pours deep reddish chestnut, small beige head, some residual and lacing. Aroma is hugely oaky, vinous, slightly Bretty, whiskey. Flavor is light sweet, some tartness, loads of oak tannins, some funk, whiskey, dry sherry. Medium body. Interesting what 5 years has done to this one.
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody caramel bourbon aroma. Fruity malty woody caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty woody caramel bourbon vanilla finish.
jflopsu (886) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark redish-brown. Has a strong caramel and dark alcohol flavor. Strong flavor of caramel, dark alcohol, and malts. Not much different than the non-barrel version.
Holmen1 (3924) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fra flaske på Cardinal M2 sep-15: Sigmund overgår seg selv og ruller ut den ene h¨jdaren etter den andre (La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged, Stone Double Bastard, for å nevne noen). Denne har lett grumset brunlig farge med kort skum. Saftig, lekker og balansert med sviskeplommer, rosiner, sherrytoner, vanilje og amerkanske whiskeyfat. Life is indeed good.
Holmen2 (2190) - NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 28.09.15 and 26.10.15. Slightly hazy brown. Small head with big bubbles, Complex aroma, with dry malt, dry herbs and brown booze. Similar taste, also with dried fruits. Plums and cherries. Warming aftertaste.
gunnar (6910) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy dark brown with a weak beige head. Aroma is malty, weak and inviting. Taste is moderate sweet grtainy malts, with a decent dry clean hoppy finish. Nice.
tandembrauer (803) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy light brown with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, oak, vanilla, fermented fruits. Tastes slightly sweet, but still well balanced.
Sigmund (5987) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 750 ml bottle at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Will write a proper rating shortly, when I have a full bottle. This is one hell of a beer!
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från systembolaget. Mycket söt Bourbon och torkad frukt i doften, detsamma i smaken med en värmande alkohol i bakgrunden. God!
dodskenta (122) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogony hue with a creamy one finger head. Nose has a lot going on with sweet malty notes and caramel, also a nutty note, vanilla, bourbon. Flavour is very malty, toasted bread, toffee, vanilla, bit of booze at the end and a hoppy, bitter bite. Nice and smooth texture, medium big mouthfeel and just enough carbonation.