ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. 2012 vintage. Pours a very dark reddish brown, little bit of tan head. Nose stellar, lots of cherries, dried fruit, booze. Grapes, funk, tannins. Body full and rich, more cherries, with some lingering notes, much more bite than one might expect from 10%. Fucking stellar.
Danyel (1319) - Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with no head. Aroma is very dark fruit, figs, chocolate, very sweet. Taste really smooth, sweet, a little fruit, flat, full bodied. Overall, very good.
maxwelldeux (4119) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at HotD, thanks to a new friend at the bar. Pours a dark brown color with no head on there. Nose has some dark fruit elements to it and seems slightly sour, with a lot of the characteristics of barley wines. Taste is slightly sweet with a bit of a sour finish, and is super smooth. As someone who detests cherry, I was very pleasantly surprised at this, and found it not to be particularly cherry.
Staffan47 (888) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Med en nyans av koppar i denna svartbuna bärs.Bourbonton är det första man tänker på. Anmärkningsvärt flat. Härlig bourbon. Känner inget av körsbären. Väldigt välbalanserad och trevlig.
Minderbinder (2390) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 12 oz. 
Pours very dark brown with no head. Aroma is of bread, malt, alcohol, grapes, umami stuff. Taste is of malt, alcohol, fruits, sugar, umami. Quite complex. Palate: Full bodied. No carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. Overall: Quite good. Complex.
mathieuc (1946) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to tom10101, many many thanks Tom! Pours a dark reddish brown with no head and thus no lacing. Nose is of bourbon, coconut and caramel. Really rich. Taste is of chocolate, cherry, caramel and bourbon. Body is really just perfect here, full, rich, liquorous, dense... the list goes on. It is never hot, in fact I felt almost no alcohol whatsoever. Yum!
czar (5339) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by mathieuc, many thanks bro! pours hazy dark brown-red, little to no head, no lacing. luscious chocolate, cherry meat, but also red grapes - red wine character too, balsamic reduction - also w/o its vinegar, maple syrup, beef stock concentrate, sweetness - burnt caramel and balsamic sugars, pepper. low carbonation if not still, medium to full body - oily and sticky, lightly tannic and fruity-balsamic-spicy finish. interesting but not so much my thing.
biggsbowler (482) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle ’14 thanks Burg for this lovely bottle - Pours dark brown, little carbonation but thick and luscious. Smells woody, cherries, dates, and figs. The taste is malty sweet with cherries and dates. It’s really smooth even with all of the alcohol in here. I’m really digging this beer or I’m already drunk. Either way, life is good!
symmetric (65) - - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet cherry, treacle, and a bit of boozy hotness on the nose. Rich sweet palate with a thick bitter finish.
tectactoe (3071) - Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: First time was the 2011 vintage, courtesy of Jeff. Next time, 2012 vintage thanks to Tim. Then another 2012, again thanks to Tim, about a year later. The aged 2012 was the best experience by far, so this rating is based on that. Raspberry-ruby shade of red with a brown opaqueness towards the center; barely any head at all. Just a few stray bubbles. Aroma is a nice mix between classic Hair of the Dog Old Ale & a fruity barley wine. Sticky brown sugar, molasses, oak, black cherry, pungent bourbon, mild vinousness, a touch of oxidation, a little bit of smoke, & some robust earthiness. Nice berry flavor on the palate, too, with a large fruit presence that never seems too out of plate (i.e., never too sweet or too tart, given the style). Heavy black cherry, plum, dates, backed up with big notes of boozy wood, sticky toffee & caramel, syrupy molasses, leather, & a touch of vanilla. Heavy body, coats the entirety of your palate with each sip. The first bottle of 2012 was quite smoky, which was a nice element, but it overpowered the cherries a little. The aged bottle had a much more well integrated smoke character & was surprisingly the most cherry-heavy of all the bottles. Definitely the smoothest & most enjoyable of them all, although I wouldn’t have turned down any of the three!