dmschefke (565) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 vintage. Pours an almost brown orange with super thick off-white head, tons of lacing. Aroma of dulled hops, mostly citrus, molasses, candy sugar, dried fruits, caramel and a nice oak backbone. Flavor matches well and I think the oak is a nice complement to the original product, despite apparently dulling the hops some. Everything comes together nicely and makes for a wonderful brew. Alcohol warmth obvious, but not dominant. This is a sipper my friend. Thanks HotD!
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013. Deep amber brown-red, handsome lace on the surface. Oaky like whoa. Leathery aroma -- not as much as Matt but def there. Boozy warmth, spicy, caramely, fruity. No ignoring the Belgian spices here. I def prefer Bourbon Fred FtW, but yep this is good.
48FanInCali (612) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 batch. Very different from the regular version. There is no doubting this spent time in wood. Brown pour with decent head and a qtr inch of residual head that stays forever. Nose of wood, sweet malt, and some vanilla. Taste follows the nose with a little bit of residual hop bitterness but not much hop flavor. Medium body. Good stuff.
ACHops (474) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ HotD. Pours cloudy light orange amber with thin creamy lacy head. Aroma is big oaky bourbon with effervescent sweet fruit as well. Taste is similar to normal Fred, just cranked up a couple notches. Crisp light malt, restrained candi sugar, Belgian yeast notes, big oaky finish. I know this isnít bourbon Fred, but those flavors come out here. Amazing beer, well worth seeking out and paying the premium for.
hombrepalo (1714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1700 rate. 12oz bottle from a trade. Pours a dark copper color with an off white head, great lacing. Aroma is heavy on the wood, with hints of vanilla, tobacco, and subdued malts. The flavor is slightly harsh with wood and alcohol dominating. The sweet malts come through at the end with a slight hoppy bitterness.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle shared by Mike, thanks
Hazy amber with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is malty, woody and vanilla. Flavors of toasted malts, woody, leather and vanilla
Very nice, smooth
MikeJslc (630) - USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown, hazy, beige head. aroma of toffee, toasty malt, raisins, some ripe fruit, leather, wood. flavor: earthy, woody malt with toffee, dark dried fruit, bread crusts, thick mouthfeel, leather/tobacco, complex.
Gription79 (2001) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to Mike. Huge maple malty character. Vanilla, malty, fruity, warming alcohol, leather. So tasty.
ansalon (619) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber with no head. Aroma is honey, caramel, butterscotch, oak chips, figs, dates. Taste is caramel, honey, butterscotch, dates, figs, vanilla, some slight earthy, smoked tones. Just fantastic!! Many thanks to ktwse for this one!
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zoucrew102 (283) - - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at hair of the dog portland, or. Dark fruit and oak aroma with a bit of hops. Pours dark golden colored with a thin white head. Dark fruit flavor with a bit of oak. Finishes dry with a hoppy bite at the end.
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devman171 (509) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours reddish amber with low head. Aroma is a really nice fruit notes, taste is dark fruits and rich malt with a nice touch of oak on the finish, really fantastic beer