stumpyiliz (216) - 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.
bytemesis (5183) - 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 (20464) - 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 (3926) - 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 (2200) - 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 (6918) - 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 (123) - 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.