VastActiv (1630) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 12oz at Hair of the Dog, Portland. Year 2011 made. Colour is dark brown with very small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Bourbon, sweetness, hints of chocolate and malts.
BuckeyeBoy (2324) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. I have had this numerous times but never rated it until now. Pours out a dark brown with a small head. Aroma is molasses vanilla bourbon chocolate and roast malts. Taste is as the nose with lots of great flavors going on all the barrel notes pit fruit sweetness a good one for sure.
Travlr (9839) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source for the 20th anniversary party. Deep ruby maroon color. Aroma of port wine, dark fruit. Taste is huge, boozy, vinous port wine, brandied cherries, figs. A gigantic beer.
merc7186 (1472) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Boozy, Caramel, Toffee
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Very Little Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Toffee, Caramel, Booze
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Semi Boozy
UDBeernut (1254) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another metalgdog gem. Pours muddled brown. Hugh toffee, fig, raisin. Smooth body, holy hell.
MrFecesious (656) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap taster at brewery. The blackest of the browns. Aroma of smokey wood, raisin, and sweet sweet candy. Taste is woody, plumy, goody, sexy.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 2011 version at Hair of the dog anniversary party. Dark brown with very little head. Aroma is raisins, honey, dates, molasses. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate, some oak and booze on the finish. Taste is raisins, honey, dates, prunes, oak, bourbon. Delicious!
collinthib (8) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing beer. Aroma has notes of chocolate, petey smoke, and leather. This is the closest scotch smell I have ever smelled from a beer. Palate is sweet but not cloyingly so; smokey flavor really comes through. Smooth and just a finish of bitterness makes this beer amazing.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very sweet, warm, bourbony. It has a great, deep old a little flavor that is very complex and very familiar at the same time.
alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark copper/brown color with a medium sized beige head after an aggressive pour. The aroma and flavor had big sweet malts, caramel, toffee, dark ripe fruits and raisins, wood, mild bourbon notes, vanilla and brown sugar. Smooth drinking and although sweet, not cloying. Solid.