gramity (1573) - 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 (4829) - 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 (2912) - 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 (1227) - 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 (1335) - 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 (2167) - 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.
omhper (21268) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, thanks 3fourths! Hazy amber, small head. Generous oaky vanilla and caramel aroma. Sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel, low carbonation. Wonderfully well structured, white wine, caramel, vanilla and oak. Warming finish. Fantastic stuff!
slowrunner77 (7083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Had this mixed up with Bourbon FFTW. I actually like this one better as it tones down the sweet boozinees while adding a layer of oaky complexity while maintaining the fruit and slightly bitter aspect of the base. Great stuff."
BenH (3020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Paul. Brown with tan head. Interesting aroma, lots of vanilla and some coconut, some dried fruit, raisins and caramel. Taste is complex, smooth and balanced, vanilla, dried fruits. Sweet and warming. Delish
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Very deep brown body; rust-laden & orange tinted edges with an opaque center. Quick settling beige head on top. Aroma is an American oak bomb. Tons of wood, soaked in booze, caramel, molasses, & sprinkled with brown sugar. Undercurrent of raisin, black cherry, & earthy tobacco leaves. Nice balance of dark fruit & wood. Taste follows along with a mouthful of oak, brown sugar, burnt caramel, apples, raisins, blackcurrant, & a robust booziness flowing from front to back. Sticky toffee, oak, & very mild vanillin in the aftertaste with a palate coating adhesion. Creamy body. Nice balance of dark fruitiness, malty sweetness, & boozy woodiness all around. Hair of the Dog, king of the slow sippers.