XaenDovet (1202) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Review based on 2009 bottle. Full carbonation. Perfect full bodied, complex joy. Brilliantly sweet.
rxeight (1789) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 12 oz bottle. Smells like a canister of zig zag tobacco with a touch of brown sugar. Taste is barleywineish candy, wood, molasses. Ok, probably would much better in a bourbon barrel.
PriorL (2488) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle during (mostly) Hair of the Dog beers tasting. Many thanks again Jef!
APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: alcohol, oak, fruity.
TASTE: alcohol, very sweet, oak, nice.
JefVerstraete (1957) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ HOTD tasting. Shared with Yarrick, PriorL, Mathieu87 and Chris. Dark brown colour, thin layer of dark brown foam. Medium carbonation. Malty body. Aroma of prunes, brown sugar, vanilla, oak and toast. Well balaned but maybe a bit too sweet.
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark mahogany with a light tan head. Smell huge bourbon vanilla, oak. Taste oak, caramel, char, and toffee, very sweet and a bit hot. Medium to full bodied.
AndySnow (4587) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle, 2008 vintage.
Where: Tasting at omhper.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, raisin, fruit.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Raisin, dried fruit, alcohol, malt.
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Bourbon, oak, caramel, dark fruit and spices.
Salmoniform (1199) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 poured from bottle to glass. Hazy copper hue with creamy off white head. Aroma is toffee, oak, tobacco, prune, ethanol. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet with an oaky tannin following and an ethanol finish. Overall this is a very nice brew.
Danyel (1329) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hair of the Dog. Pours hazy brow with orange hues and white head. Aroma is strong wood, tons of oak, chocolate, prunes. Taste is rich, a wood bomb. Overall, very good.
UDBeernut (2049) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the HOTD rating room. Pours medium hazy Amber, small cream hued head. Big nose of oak, booze, dark fruits. Major booze burn up front, molds into dark fruits, oak, vanilla. Potent stuff for sure. Finish adds more booze burn. Wow.