Theis (14087) - Frederiksberg, - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Sweetness,coconut, american oak, amber malts, coconut candy, boozy, fruity, nutty, cocoa powder, chocolate, light citrus notes. Nice.
BiiruBierBeer (468) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smell is booze, mineral, and malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Medium body, medium carbonation, and some foam.
Padron4KM (619) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Deep mahogany, thin head, spotty lace.
Aroma is very malty, toffee, caramel, brown sugar dominate, but there is some oak, vanilla, spicy rye, dry yeast, and dark fruit in there.
Flavor is sweet, caramel, oak, bourbon, vanilla, touch of hops, dry yeast, back to vanilla, some pepper, oak finish. I wish this had more hop character. The complexity of the malt is there, but it just feels like it has already been aged for a few years. If I am going to pay $18 a bottle, I want tp be able to cellar it for a few years.
jmgreenuk (5393) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Jim goes to Malaysia tasting, Den Haag. Thanks Vaiz. Poured a muky dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is sweet malt, alcohol. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet,with a rich woody alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (6156) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to Vaiz. Pours hazy brown with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of big barrel oak, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, sweet malt. Flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6206) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared @Jim is going to malaysia tasting.
thin creamy off white head. Clear burgundy pour. Nice barrel notes. Really good.
sic1314 (4444) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of berries, vanilla, roast malt, chocolate and liquorice. Full body, flavour as the aroma, dry and bitter sweet.
Vaiz (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Jim leaves for Malaysia tasting @ ABCBeers. Amber pour, thin creamy head. Aroma of bourbon, leather, caramel, Madeira and some spices. Flavor is quite bitter, oak, leather and loads of bourbon. Very smooth.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/12/15] Draught at The Sycamore in San Francisco. Brown-colored. Aroma full of bourbon, vanilla, lots of coconut, some butter, malt, caramel, chocolate and cookies. Sweet and rather boozy flavor with bourbon, cookies and vanilla. Mouthfeel is too boozy.
blutt59 (6136) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in trade with kcorum, Muddy caramel color with no foam, aroma of brown sugar, flavor has some bourbon, caramel, raisin, malt, light soapy finish
kbudd19 (819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle vintage 2012, sent to me by Tommy, thanks padre! Appearance is cloudy brown, with light white head. Aroma is loaded with vanilla, caramel, raisins, and oak. Taste is caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, followed by a hint of oak, with a smooth finish and a butterscotch like aftertaste. Not as much barrel in the flavour as the aroma had me thinking, but that might just be the age of this bottle. Either way this is a great barely wine, lots of complexity, and very smooth for such a big beer.