ineedbeer (1707) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is full of rich malts with a pleasing cherry note throughout. Goose Island should take note - this cherry isn't at all medicinal. Lots of chocolate and light oak notes compliment. A light toast character with some pleasing oxidation notes. More oak as it warms.
Pours a dark brown that isn't quite black with a thin tan head that quickly recedes to the edges. No lacing with medium sized legs.
Flavor is very sweet with lots of chocolate and cherry. It tastes like melted chocolate covered tart cherries. Mid palate there is a nice roast character and some light oak notes. Light bitterness. The same oxidation that helps the aroma adds a slightly off putting finish. Light to moderate astringency. Some alcohol in the finish as it warns.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with low but present carbonation. Astringency is moderate as is alcohol warmth.
Overall this aroma is great but the finishing note in the flavor leaves a lot to be desired. I think I prefer these beers with a bit of age. The oak mellows as does the finishing note.
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Chudwick (2767) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle 2014 release thanks to Prufrockstar- nose is like regular version but a little cough syrup or brandy. Flat. A little nutty probably from the ageing. Earthy.
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
shut up yolanda! .. . closer of the evening .. deep brown .. lots of fruit, caramel, toffee, cherry juice, and fancy wood .. chewy level is at about an 8 .. long sticky finish .. a beautiful beer . .
To sum up, you’re all wrong and I hate your stupid faces.
Christian (12623) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home. Near black with a tiny off-white head. Strong, complex aroma, with cherries, roasted notes of chocolate and licorice, vanilla and caramel, and all held together by vineous alcohol character of bourbon and dessert wine. Sweet and complex flavour of dessert wine, cherry and aged barleyw wine. As good as any Adam from the wood. World class.
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep dark brown, no head N: Liqourice, bourbon, dark berries, hint of barnyard T: Toffee, sour cherries, bourbon, liqourice O: Very complex with many flavours! Sweet and tart niceness!
ciocanelu (1073) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky brown color with a reddish hue, no head. Aroma is really intense with dark fruits, caramel, brandy, toffee and fudge. Taste follows with cherries, plums, figs, toffee and oak. Heavy, flat body. Really complex overall, lots of dark fruits and toffee. A bit of carbonation would do wonders though.
Klimaet (1610) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares. Pours dark brown, no head. Aromas of nutty, chocolate, light tobacco, burned wood, sweet dark fruits, vanilla, syrup, not much cherry. Taste is tobacco, burned wood, fudge, sweet dark fruits, vanilla, light cherry syrup.
RasmusOtt (2179) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dangerous bottleshares. Thanks to Bursprak. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, cherry, toffee, brown sugar and dark sweet fruits. The taste has some cherry, bourbon, chocolate, dark sweet fruits and an almost vinous touch. Very elegant beer!
bursprak (2305) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares x.x. Dirty bronze pour with no head, flat carbonation. ’14 vintage. Bourbon heavy, some light tartness, not very much cherry left, syrup, sweet and some light molasses.
Vestergaard (1588) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2014. Pours a murky, dark, hazy, reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma has more bourbon than cherries. Gunpowder, molasses, brown sugar, slight sweet cherries, slight roast, caramel, milk chocolate. Taste is super sweet, lots of barrel notes - both dry, sweet and fruity. Light roasty finish. Low carbonation and an oily body.Tasty! Lots of cherry in the aftaste.
raphael (1143) - 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.