stumpyiliz (135) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big vanilla whiskey nose from a fast dissipating 1/2" head. Carbonation is very low but does not take away from the experience. Tastes of almond and different tropical dried fruits. Overall a spectacular beer, but for this only being a 2011, i would have expected better retention to thecarbonation. I think the oxi dation i taste could bdone away with by force carbing the beer vs using a refermentation process. At this age its like a fresh cuvee de tomme or Angel’s share.
ineedbeer (183) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very bourbon forward with a lot of vanilla an coconut notes. Really nice caramel and toffee notes with some treacle. Faint chocolate and roast along with some toast. Some raisin, prune and plum. Bits of alcohol also noticeable.
Pours flat except for a few loose bubbles that quickly disappear. Cloudy, hazy, copper-brown color. No head or lacing to describe and no legs really either.
Flavor is dominated caramel malt displaying itself with some fruit notes - raisin, plums and prunes. Light chocolate and roast notes along with toasted bread. Moderately strong bourbon and barrel character with a lot of vanilla, coconut and almond. Significant, but well balanced alcohol heat and spice in the finish. This beer is dominated by the bourbon barrel character in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with absolutely no carbonation. Medium low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall a good beer, but without carbonation it is completely lacking in depth. Really nice malt character and bourbon notes, but the carbonation makes it a bit muddled.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Hazy copper pour. Aroma is smooth spicy fruity, pine, bourbon, creamy and very complex. Flavor is very smooth, perfect balance. Lovely brew with the bourbon barrel aging perfectly done. Extremely well done integration between the different flavor aspects of this brew. Piece of art.
dEnk (2635) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra. Aroma starts out with huge bourbon, some fruits and hops. Flavour is big bourbon, yet not overpowering, oak vanilla and fruits complement the palate. LRAB.
DrSilverworm (2711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a 12oz bottle, thanks to RBer who shared it at the hotel after DLD 2013. Mostly hazy amber color. Good thin white head. Decent bits of lace. Nice baked apple, vanilla aroma. Some toasty malt. French toast? Very nice. Super smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Moderate bitter, decent bite in the finish. Lightly spicy. Solid stuff. Tastes a little hot, but nice still. Satisfyingly complex.
Hoppypocket (109) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown with no head at all, completly flat... Ho well. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, small vanilla notes. Taste is all about malts, definitly caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, some tobaco leaves, oak. Full body mouthfeel. This would have been really great with some carbonation. Hope to find another with some so i can give it another shot. Still enjoyable.
AndySnow (1199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Hazy brown colour with a small white head. Leaves quite a bit of lacing. Sweet malt, fruit, vanilla aroma. Flavour is sweet honey, sugar, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla.
jmikolich (1112) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle courtesy of thome50. thanks! Thome50 folks, sent this to me without asking for anything in return. Thome50 is awesome. Everyone should get to trade with him. He lives in boringville but still sends great beer. A beer shared with friends is the best kind and this is no disappointment. Lightly bourbon, solid flavor not intimidating just right. Good Stuff. here’s to #1,000
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, orange amber pour with still head, big bourbon and vanilla nose, flavor of bourbon, wood, earthy, caramel and vanilla, honey, smooth warm finish
Gription79 (1578) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Bourbon, vanilla, coconut, caramel. This is a very good beer, glad I got to try this one.
jcartamdg (1139) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light hazy brown with a thin white head. Aroma of bourbon, oak and malt. Taste is vanilla, oak, brown sugar. Smooth and sweet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone