sarro (128) - 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.
AirForceHops (4680) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle thanks to AdamC. Much thanks! Very dark brown, no carbonation. Aroma is long lasting bourbon with Heaven Hill all up in this brew. Some dark fruit elements, sugar cover figs, raisins, burnt molasses.
This is one hell of a old school German style I did t even know existed. The bourbon barrel is is well integrated it is insane!! The bourbon is deep with very little alcohol noticeable anyplace. That is until you finish the sample. Very nice warming sensation after the swallow. I know the carbonation is flat but I can’t really fault he brew for that, this is just very nice.
Chalumeaux (433) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle thanks AdamChandler for the Ratebeer Camp extravaganza. Dark cola color with no head but nice lacing of the glass. Aromas of bourbon caramel vanilla and dried fruit. Taste is chocolate bourbon and oak.
WillRunForBeer (1507) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared by AdamChandler. Thanks, Adam! Pours dark brown with just a touch of beige bubble. Aroma is chocolate, big bourbon, oak. Taste is smooth, chocolate, bourbon, oak. Great flavor, no carb. Reminds me of BCBW.
AdamChandler (3734) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade, 2015 Release
A - Pours a dark mahogany red. A very tiny head that fades fast.
S - This smells incredible. There is so much dark fruit here. Raisin, fig and a lot of whiskey. A ton of oak, vanilla and maybe even some cherry.
T - Smokey, charred oak, a ton of vanilla. The Adam elements are there just a bit thinner than regular Adam. Lingering raisin.
M - Flat mouthfeel, thin but coats the tongue and is sticky
O - Wish this wasn’t thin but whoa, insane.
barn0216 (515) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep cloudy brown. Aroma is faint but I get pipe tobacco, wood, fig. Woody flavor, roasty bitterness, bit of bourbon whisky. Very silky because of the lack of carbonation. I am really surprised at how restrained this beer is at such an elevated ABV. Almost too restrained but it improves with each sip.
crossovert (9503) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. This one just smacks you with an oxidized aroma off the bat. The flavor is pleasant though, leathery, old, tannic, bourbonny,
Shaunmaloney (42) - Kasson, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 bottle courtesy of the wife! So looking forward to this beer. Appearance is syrup with no head. Aroma of dried fruit and toffee. A truly unique beer, the finish is clean and I found it light leaving a hint of plum. I wish I had one to age, but well worth wait for this one. Cheers!!
haukur (1438) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
No head, dark brown. Nice bourbon aroma, oak, vanilla, toffee. Taste is dried fruits, toffee, sweet. Incredibly heavy and underwhelming.
Ferris (8011) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Nice toffee and barrel notes. Cloudy brown with almost no head. Sweet caramel, light bourbon notes and a light finish. Nice.
Maakun (1612) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Almost black with no head. Massive bourbon, vanilla, quite creamy, very woody and rye like spices, grapes, some dark chocolate. Quite sweet with soft roasted bitterness. Medium bodied with no carbonation. Very nice but it leaves me wondering how it would be with some carbonation.