dmschefke (566) - 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!
kbudd19 (559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle. Dark brown pour, light white head. Aroma of tobacco, sweet malts, and brown sugar. Taste is sweet up front, followed by some tobacco spice, mixed in with some malty sweetness, finish is a bit sharp with some spice. Cool.
gendv138 (995) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Batch 64. Dark caramel brown with off-white ring. Aromas of oak, booze, bourbon, dark fruit. Tastes of oak, bourbon, dark fruit, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
jcnielsen (1985) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a cloudy amber brown color with white head. A lot of oak, caramel, brown sugar, bourbon flavors.
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer pours a very hazy orange color witha s mall head of white bubbles. There is light bit of vinnegar in the nose and a touch of citrus. This is only lightly tart once tasted but very oxidized, the only pleasant barrel flavor I’m really getting from this is vanilla. It is sweet and sticky and texture and overall a pretty big disappointment.
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 12oz bottle. Ratebeer version. Pour towards the end. Totally cloudy amber brown color. Thin ring off-white head, dots of ropes of lace. Very interesting aroma. Malty flavor, oxidization. Medium plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation, dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, some bitter, dry finish. Kind of like a desert wine in the flavor. Some light heat on the end. Solid, interesting stuff to try, but my guess is that it’s seen better days. 6/4/6/4/13
Enjoyit (3446) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of honey, sweets, malt, caramel, bourbon and spice. A flavor of caramel, sweets, spice, weak bitter and honey.
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottle. Hazy dark mahogany color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak, dark fruits and molasses. Full-bodied with an oaky booze character and flavors of dark fruit, caramel malt, chocolate and subtle spice. The finish is oaky with caramel and fruit aftertaste. Very good beer all around.
MarcoDL (1995) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich beer, with notes of raisin, oak and off course malt. The bourbon gives the beer a great taste of warm vanilla.
Experiment_Ale (908) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At my place with J dog and wifey. Dat pour look like spooky brown water. Dis aroma b like a a brown box and Afro pick, with some Carmel lolli pop. Taste is caramel, cardboard, interesting dark wood notes. Meh.
tgncc (2742) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Via trade with SetauketBrewer. Gorgeous aroma of fruit, sherry, vanilla, oak. The appearance is deep brown rec, murky, off white head. The flavor is boozy, fruity, sherry, oak. The finish is boozy, oak, pine. Medium to medium/thick in body, lots of carbonation. Very nice.