stumpyiliz (217) - 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.
AirForceHops (6284) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. 2015 vintage. Nice color. Aroma is toffee, candied plums, deep raisins, whiskey. Taste is dates, sugar covered raisins, English malts, alcohol notes. The flavor that lingers the most is oak. Whiskey is here, but huge oak to boot! Finish is sweet, light bitter with some mild warming alcohol. Medium bodied, with a restrained alcohol note. Pretty nice drink.
WillRunForBeer (2341) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by AirForceHops for my Bday. Thanks, Chris! Bottled March 27, 2015. Pours maple syrup brown with an off white head. Aroma is toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak. Flavor is toffee, brown bread, vanilla, whiskey, oak. Moderate grassy bitterness in the finish. Alcohol well hidden.
Chalumeaux (1063) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 750ml bottle dated March 2015 thanks Airforcehops nice ruby brown pour with a nice off white head. Aromas of dark fruit caramel whiskey and vanilla. Taste is caramel vanilla oak dark fruit and some alcohol.
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 750ml->snifter. Muddy brown ugliness. A: sweet malt, cardboard, oak, vanilla, booze. Taste is the same, though more cardboard. Somewhat watery. Disappointing.
GenDV138 (6093) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle with DCLawyer and radagast83. Courtesy of DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Bottled 3/27/2015. Murky brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, booze, whiskey, oak. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, oak, booze, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Kinda rough.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared by DCLawyer. Thanks! Bottle was from early 2015. Pours a dark brown-ruby color with a small thin white head. Aroma was sweet boozy caramel, malts, dried fruits. Light woody notes. The flavor is caramel, dark fruits, touch of wet cardboard. Okay, maybe just a little too aged or not aged enough...
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery. Low fluffy white quickly disappearing head. Clear red body. Whisky dominated fruity spicy aroma and flavor with clear notes of alcohol. Low carbonation. Long finish.
bursprak (2573) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares vol. ?. >Fairly clear copper pour with a small head. Notes of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, dark dried fruits, prunes, some abv burn and light vanilla.
RasmusOtt (2375) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, big hops, sweet dark malts, dark sweet fruits, vanilla and sweet barrel. The taste is sweet with bitter big fat hops, caramel, dark sweet fruits, caramel, barrel and warming alcohol.
Klimaet (1965) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small brown head. Aromas of hops, vanilla, bitter hops, malt, caramel, fudge. Taste is malty, caramel, orange, hops, vanilla, fudge, earthy.