deanso (6241) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Very thin off white head. Cloudy dark amber pour. Lots of bourbon. Clear alcohol. Very nice.
Gerardgathier (511) - - MAY 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer
PriorL (2460) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers.
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small stable off white head.
NOSE: alcohol, fruity, little hoppy, nice.
TASTE: alcohol, fruity, hoppy, decent, but a bit too boozy.
Maarten1993 (439) - - MAY 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ Zeebra 2014. Very sweet. Rich, but the barley-wine-like sweetness is very dominating.
Bosbouw (1605) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Troebele oranje kleur met een goede crème kraag. Ruikt zoet, crème, vanille. Smaakt vol, vanille, crème. Iets bittere afdronk.
tectactoe (2978) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle / 2011: Thanks, Tim. Under-carbonated pour, but expected. Silky copper & amber with good clarity, absolutely no head at all. Sticky toffee covered figs & bourbon soaked raisins hit the nostrils first, followed by mild notes of brown sugar, blackstrap molasses, wet oak, & alcohol in the finish. Boozy, sweet, big; everything you’d expect to find in a Hair of the Dog old ale. Taste is sweet... VERY sweet. Raisins, figs, red apple skin, all layered with notes of sweet & warming bourbon, molasses, & caramelized brown sugar. Notes of anise, red licorice, & caramel candies grow with warmth, & I’m picking up just a hint of sweet vanilla in the aftertaste. Alcohol is noticeable, but kept in check due to the high sweetness. Slick, oily mouth feel, a little carbonation here would be nice. Very good flavors & aromas, but some ample carbonation would bring this one along nicely, methinks.
Salmoniform (1193) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 poured from bottle to tulip glass. Hazy orange hue with thin white bubbles but no head. Aroma is figs, raisins, caramel, orange citrus, oak, big bourbon vanilla, grain. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and low carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with an astringentness in the following and lingering ethanol finish. Overall this is a low carbonated but fantastically full bodied and flavorfully complex brew!
BVery (7470) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade with Kevin - thanks! Murky brownish amber pour with minimal head. Nose is carmel, wood, and bourbon. Somewhat sweet taste, with a touch of booze. Chocolate coming out as it warms. Lower carbonation. Yummy beer.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Pours copper with just a few loose bubbles on top; flat with no head. Smells good though with plenty of bourbon and wood to go with nice little nuances of plum, licorice, and toffee. Rich with a light burn in the back of the throat but very smooth going down. A gentle warmth throughout. The flavors mostly fall in line with the aroma: bourbon and barrel notes lead the way, with plenty of candied fruit (raisin, date, plum), sweet toffee, as well as vanilla and leather to give this some nice depth. It’s a good beer for sure, but oh man, this could have been epic with some carbonation. But I knew that going in.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Via trde with SetauketBrewer Pours reddish brown, no head, hazy, slight translucence. The aroma is sweet bourbon, vanilla, oak, ripe fruit. The flavor is sweet bourbon, fruity, vanilla, bread pudding. The finish is sweet, fruit, boozy, vanilla, woody. No carbonation, flat mouthfeel, medium in body, slightly thick. Good.