JK (4863) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I prefer the regular version. Bourbon aroma and some in the flavor. Vanilla in the flavor and aftertaste, with the flavor and aroma of booze. no carbonation and the palate and mouthfeel are a little thin.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is dark brown with almost no head. Aroma and flavor of burnt caramel, slight vanilla, toffee, dark fruit, and booze. Finish is sweet and boozy with some brown sugar coming through. Little to no carbonation.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Via trade with Douglas88. The aroma is boozy, woody, leather, smoky, lots going on. The appearance is deep black, almost no carbonation. The flavor is bourbon, vanilla, wood, molasses. The finish is boozy, piney. Medium, slightly thick in body. Nice.
Dr_Fellini (773) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet, molasses, soy sauce. Flavor is thick, syrupy, sweet, slightly smoky, oak. Medium to heavy syrupy body with a lingering soy sauce sweetness. Not too shabby.
Marheb (2911) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absence totale d’effervescence qui résulte en un liquide riche et sirupeux. Bourbon, dattes, vanille, végétation, caramel, noisettes et des tanins qui équilibrent l’ensemble.
demmbonz (644) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Dark pour. Zero carbonation, as announced on the label. Nose of raisins and plums and sweetness. Complex flavors of dark fruits and oak. I would have loved this with just a little carb.
thirdeye11 (5741) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) deep ruby brown, clear body, flat as a pancake. Nose smells absolutely amazing, raisin, bourbon, vanilla, wood cask, toasted marshmallow, brown sugar, complex. Taste is nice but seriously taken a step back by the zero carbonation. Raisin, caramel, vanilla, sweet and decadent. Palate is worst amongst this beers attributes, but an awesome brew all around.
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours murky brown w/ no head -aroma is boozy and caramel/coffee like--up front malt followed by smoky bourbon and woody vanilla and molasses
warm depth in the finish that is sweet but not cloying and well masked fruity alcohol
Boutip (5065) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a murky dark brown color ale with zero carbonation. Aroma of tobacco, bourbon, light vanilla and molasses is quite singular. Taste is also dominated by tobacco with some molasses and bourbon notes clearly identifiable. Residual sugars are also easily identifiable with light warming alcohol. Body is quite full with almost zero carbonation. This is almost like drinking an old sherry or xeres and makes for a perfect nightcap.
_angst_ (3353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Secret Summer Santa 2014. Thank you! Pours deep dark chestnut brown with a very small goldenish brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and slightly smokey with sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, smoke, bourbon, honey, soil, raisins, alcohol and hints of dill. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter, heavy malty and tiny smokey with toasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, milk chocolate, raisins, bourbon, toasted coconut, alcohol, hay and hints of smoke. Mouthfeel is soft, round, viscous, flat, tiny oily, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter and heavy malty with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, biscuits, charred wood, raisins, toasted coconut, hazelnut paste, hay, soil and hints of smoke. Wow! Just wow! Would have love some slightly creamy carbonation but this beer in its regular state kick most beers butt!