DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Timfoolery in line at The Rare Barrel. Very nice mix of sweet malty goodness with cherry flavor. Sometimes these types of beers can be a mess. Need more!!!
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. 2012 vintage. Major dark brown with a thin ring of head around the snifter. Aroma smells like dirty gym socks that sat in a locker for 5 weeks. With large amounts of oak.
Thankfully the flavor is much better. Dark oak and bourbon traces with hints of cherries. Bourbon is very subtle. Burnt sugar and dark malts. Some vinous notes. Light warming alcohol sensation after after the sip. Body is medium leaning on full.
Another impressive brew from this brewery. The over 13% ABV is hidden nicely. Just a ton of oak through out this brew. Nice
Xilgrin (6) - - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very thick full-bodied and rounded. Complex, cherries and raisons. Slightly tart final flavour. Careful of the abv!
kermis (5430) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle shared thanks to Spdyfire83. Pours near black with a brown bubbly ring head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, blackberrys, wood and dark chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Thick chewy mouthfeel like drinking molasses. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5464) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks.
Clear black pour. Thin black head. A little cherries, a lot of raisins. A lot of alcohol. Very nice.
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share in 2013. Pour is very dark brown with some slight red tinting and a small beige head. Aroma is dark caramel, vanilla beans, fudge, dates, cherries, and bourbon. Flavor has a ton of vanilla - oak, cherries, vanilla extract, cream. Finish is slightly sour/acidic with a touch of warming alcohol.
OldMrCrow (1870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 bottle enjoyed March 2014. Labeled at 10% abv.
After maybe an hour out of the fridge this comes to cellar temperature and pours near black and relatively still into my tulip glass, with a small tan head. The bourbon is right forward in the aroma, along with syrupy cherry. Tobacco and raisins. Smoke and corkboard. Sherry and peat. Intriguing, if a bit in-your-face. But the flavor is very sweet. Robitussin-drenched chocolate cake. Raisins and sherry. Just a hint of peat late. Palate is sticky and heavy. I had high expectations, and I’m hugely let down. This is basically a mess. I much prefer the regular Adam, and I can’t see this one being drinkable in anything larger than a 2 oz taster.
First a parking ticket and now this. Don’t know which pisses me off more.
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with small frothy beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong wood, oak, and cherry skin. Medium mouthfeel with strong wood flavor, booze, roast, and light bitterness. Held up very nice.
RobertDale (3557) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce 2012 bottle. Thanks Sean! Pours a very cloudy reddish brown with just the hint of head. Aroma of fruit, bourbon, and wood. Taste is dark cherries, bourbon, charred wood, chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel. A special treat.
alex4r (72) - - FEB 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 vinatge Shot out of the bottle with a brown/reddish color. Very little carbonation to speak of, almost like a port. The splash from the pour left little red dots on a napkin next to the glass. Nice cherry aroma mixed with wood bourbon undertones. Very slick on the pallet as well. Nice malty smooth oak finish with sour cherry flavors. Loved it.