raphael (1166) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
And they srve it in this lovely thin stemmed glass. smells like cherry brandy and goes down like sherry, flavors of wood, cherry alcohol, toffee and prunes. surprisingly light on the pallet. alcohol breath finish.
GlasgowTAD (1355) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep burgundy with a slight brownish head which soon recedes. Aroma is bourbon. caramel and vanilla. Taste is mild cherry tart, sweet vanilla, sweet molasses, bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, slight milk chocolate. Low carbo but syrupy mouthfeel.
MelvinKalksma (943) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch and slight cherry.
Opaque dark brown beer with visible yeast and with no head at all.
Starts medium/heavy sweet with bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch and slight cherry; ends slightly acidic and dry.
MarcoDL (4149) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at tasting. Brown dark red pour. Delicious full aroma of cherry, boozy bourbon vanilla and cream. Full rich flavor of red fruit, vanilla, bourbon booze, creamy cherry and some smokey oak. Really long complex finish, thick sticky mouthfeel. Awesome.
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Stuu666ís. Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of cherry, fruit, wood, light funky note. Taste is sour cherry, oak, tobacco, leather. Clean finish.
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2016
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Should I thank douglass for this WTF strong ale? I think it will destroy me by the time this session induced bottle will be complete. This is one big mah fah beer from the start. Pop the lid yields very little co2 pressure. Big black flat pour, so still, yet still alarming. Volatile uncivilized barley wine aroma, do not strike a match. Nulls yer olfactories. Doug lured me in by sending me many good tart beers and then I thot I was getting the same gentle well behave Flemish sour with this. Now I loook and se I am #501 for this freaking strong kick in the gonads beer, heheh. This brew is so flat and strong armed, that Iím worried Iíll get thru the night! Iíll be dancing in the dark after just 2 of these fine examples of overly sexed and overly alky strong american brews. Kicking and screaming this goes down the gullet, warming as it goes from top to bottom. Holly mackerel. Thick rich alky sensations kicking my freakin ass. Again, do not light a ligher, will be an ethy explosion, whew. Cannot accept, this is one kick ass brew, thick and flat, not a beer fer sure. Thick viscous over the top mind numbing beer, if it is, experience. So thick and flat, like used olde 50W harley oil mixed with ever clear and STP. Fermented chicken, manure and wheat BS mixed with cherry freakin stuff. I know ot what to think about this happy bullshit.
onceblind (7322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep Amber brown with no head. Amazeballs nose full of cherries, dark malt syrup, oak, loads of bourbon, a touch of maple, more syrupy bourbon, and more cherry. Great, full flavor with cherry tart, bourbon, oak, deep boozy syrup, and a sharpish cherry and boozy finish. Aroma is amazing but the flavor falls a little short.
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 version thanks to buckeye boy. Pours dark brown, almost black with some amber around the edges. Almost zero head even as I pour it pretty aggressively.......bummer. Aroma is sweet cherries and dark fruit. Molasses and tobacco rises as it warms. It has a medium body that projects the cherry sweetness throughout that has a vinious finish. If this had carbonation, it would be special instead of very good.
androman (1799) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12fl oz shared bottle at home from de Molen, Bodegraven. Body is nearly black, head is flat, no lacing. Nose is bourbon, cherry, flavor is cherry, molasses, red wine, chocolate, herbs. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is long lasting liqueuris medium sweet sour, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, oily texture, flat carbonation. Quite heavy fruity dessert beer, doesnít feel like Iím drinking beer, interesting though.
Heather_B (249) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle on 3.29.14. Thanks Adam.
Smell is oak and leather. Not the most appealing aroma.
Iím tasting cherries and bourbon, though. Tons of oak. Thatís awesome. Super drinkable for a higher ABV beer.