oh6gdx (18554) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Deep ambery brown/black colour with a small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, strong barrel notes, alcohol and mild raisins. Flavour is liquorice, toffee, alcohol, some barrel and mild ripe fruity notes.
Scopey (3239) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF tasting (thanks Jan). It pours cloudy deep brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is beef gravy, umami aspect, wood, vanilla, spice, caramel and alcohol. The taste is caramel, varnish, tangy dark fruit (including prune and date), chocolate, meat, umami, wood, bourbon, vanilla and a hint of bubblegum, with a dry, woody finish. Full body and fine carbonation. An interesting beer, but I don’t feel the flavours balanced out too harmoniously….
cgarvieuk (10957) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at chriso...deeep brown ....deep rich molasis roast ..light honeysoftmeatty roast nose ... rich chocolate malts ... dark roast malts ... sweeet honey.. light oak ... vanilla honey finish
Steasy66 (540) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3oz from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.
A- Very dark brown, no head
S- Big bourbon nose, malty
T- Bourbon, chocolate, boozy
M- Thick, low carbonation
O- Nice beer but not out of this world. Enjoyed it but probably fell victim to the hype. Good bourbon character.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-09-2012 05:29:43
JPDurden24 (1076) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 vintage, from a bottle at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour, rich bourbon flavor in the nose and taste with some sweetness on the back end. Just flat out tasty.
wedgie9 (1590) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 12/26/11 from a bottle, big thanks to whoever brought this to the tasting. Pours almost black with a red tint, a thin tan head, that slowly recedes to a thin collar of lace. The nose is brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, coconut, maple, vanilla bourbon, and just a touch of soy sauce oxidation. The flavor is dominated by the same brown sugar, molasses coconut, maple, vanilla bourbon, and a touch of dark chocolate with an added fruity component, and a touch of banana. The body is full and oily with just below average carbonation and a long bourbon, coconut, vanilla, and maple finish.
50belair (1328) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by Seth. Dark brown pour with a small white head. Chocolate and cola aromas. Big chocolate, caramel, oak, and vanilla notes. Nice big body and solid mouthfeel..
nimbleprop (2993) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours an opaque, mahogany brown with zero head. Nose is big, bourbon, sour mash, caramel, burnt sugar, coconut, light smoke, light milk chocolate. Flavor also has tons of big bourbon, wet barrels, sour mash, vanilla, caramel, leather, wood. Full bodied, a little hot.
aasher (102) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 vintage, courtesy of claaark13, thanks Sean! Adam from the Wood pours a medium bodied cola brown in color with a one finger, creamy light beige head. It looks perfect and the creamy head stayed for the entirety of the beer. The nose is smooth and creamy. I get a lot of dark fruit and cola along with vanilla and cream. It smells like the perfect old ale. The flavors are ridiculous. It’s plenty malty with just a touch of bourbon. There is smooth cream and vanilla with some figs. It’s really interesting and complex. It drinks light and velvety, so smooth. I really like it although I prefer Old Stock Bourbon and Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia to it by far. The difference is the amount of bourbon. This tastes like it is aged, since it is, and is a few years old and I would assume it has mellowed out a tad. I’d would love to try this at year two from the barrel.
sarro (111) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle generously gifted by hoppymeal and shared with friends 12-2-11, thanks Derek! Latest 12oz batch. Pours light brown with lots of lacing. Smell is bourbon followed by a hefty dose of vanilla wood and dark malts. Taste is figs, prunes, fruity oak and sweet bourbon. Very full bodied, but finishes nicely.