DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Aroma was dates, Carmel and bourbon. The bourbon flavor was overwhelming. Love the bourbon and this beer it totally my style. Will drink again.
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ippopotamo36 (1485) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At the HofD brewery in Portland-USA. 2014 bottle. Dark mou dark caramel pour, no head. Nose: vanilla shake, bourbon, more sweet vanilla. Mouth: light/sweet roast start, bourbon, a bit chili finish. Mamma Mia!!!
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linusb (608) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Deep dark brown, no head at all. N: Vanilla, bourbon, liqourice T: Oak, figs, raisins, cedar, vanilla O: WOW! This is amazing! What a flavour bomb! Amazing!
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Way to expensive, but besides that, this one is one to really enjoy. What a nice full taste, so much going on in every drop of this brew.
MelvinKalksma (685) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2016
Malts, bourbon, butterscotch, vanilla and wood.
Turbid brown beer with a very slight light brown head.
Medium sweet and slightly bitter with roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and wood.
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque black with a slight violent tinge through it. Aroma is caramel, raisins, vanilla, bourbon and oak, Taste is sweet caramel, sweet vanilla, bourbon, oak, raisins, chocolate sweet, cocoa, alco heat. Full body.
allmyvinyl (8807) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Stuu666’s. Pours dark brown with a no real head. Aromas of oak, booze, caramel, vanilla, cream. Taste is chocolate, creamy, booze. Hot finish.
Kirunavinter (35) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2015). Pours a dark brown color with no head. Big oaky/sweet bourbon aroma along with raisins, molases and vanilla. Taste of vanilla, bourbon, malts, raisins and dark fruits with a lingering alcohol heat. Very creamy mouthfeel with a big body. Big and lingering aftertaste of vanilla and bourbon. Really good.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #1678 - #CBC2015 Beer 63 - Day 4 - On tap at HOTD w/ Ferris. Pours an opaque dark reddish brown color, almost black. Very little white head that bubbles away quickly. Nice aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, roasted malts, raisin. Smooth mouthfeel, taste of oak, vanilla, toffee, medium alcohol warmth on the palate, full bodied, lingering sweetness. Love the colour and depth that these Bourbon barrels have brought to this brew. Exquisite.
ciocanelu (885) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color with basically no head. Aroma is intense on dried fruits, mostly figs and plums, with a fortified wine character. Taste is also very fruit forward, sweet but not cloying, syrupy, sticky, woody, intense and complex. Body is heavy, almost flat, a bit boozy as well. Feels like a liquor. Complex taste and aroma but feels too boozy and flat to be up there with the best of the style.
Beaver (1599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, 2014 version. Pours brown with no head or carbonation.
The aroma is baker’s chocolate, bourbon, black licorice, roast and some dark fruit with slightly harsh alcohol.
The flavor is sweet chocolate malts, dark fruit, roast and some strong bourbon alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with no carbonation.
Overall, very interesting with a ton going on. A little harsh on the alcohol for me. A nice decadent dessert beer,