babymaddy (6) - richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml, caged and corked bottle. Drank one of my last bottles of this last night. The bourbon is the first thing I notice in the aroma with hints of caramel, molasses and toffee and a slight hint of vanilla. This beer has a nice warmth from the alcohol and the vanilla comes through more in the flavor than the aroma. An almost full bodied beer in terms of the mouthfeel with a nice lasting finish. Very fortunate to have this brewery in my backyard!
rxeight (1607) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, thanks Richard. Dark brown copper color. Smell and taste are butterscotch candy, touch of vanilla and bourbon. Has a slight Belgian yeast. Pretty tasty.
SudsMcDuff (6320) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle as shown, not a can of spray paint .. . lots of rum, whiskey, wood, and christmas cake from your drunk aunt .. . dark brown .. lively foam .. . john o’shea was the original perpetrator, rooney slots home the penalty! .. . finish is mild, as was this beer for the most part .. . . placing tiny legwarmers and headbands on each of my 12 cats..
Sledutah (5481) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG hotel share
Clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is malty and woody. Taste is caramel and bourbon
Leighton (12625) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared late night during RBWG 2015. Pours clear russet with a creamy off-white head. The nose has some tangerine, marmalade, grainy pale bread. Big sweet flavor with vanilla cake, more tangerine, hay. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with rich, ripe citrus fruits, melon, tangerine. Decent.
DrSilverworm (7683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, tasted during RBWG hotel tasting. Hazy red orange color. Thin off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Bourbon, oak, some dark fruit, mild spice, some paper. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light sweet, kind of dry finish. Bigger body. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Dry finish. Alright bourbon cru. Doesn’t seem fresh to me. Not enough quad character.
Ferris (6307) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Sweet bourbon notes and light dark fruit. Clear Amber with a decent beige head. Bourbon notes, dark fruit and booze on the throat. Not enough quad, too much bourbon.
mikem409 (1736) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Color is orange brown head is much to be desired. Aroma of toffee and malt
Taste is sweet vanilla caramel nuts.
madvike (3010) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Funk Factory release - Pours brown with a white ring of head. Nose is sweet, fruity malt, honey, and sweet barrel notes. Taste is tropical fruit, honey bread, and lots of bourbon-soaked dark bread malt. Slick and medium-bodied with medium carbonation.
UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beechner, the whale slayer himself. Pours muddy Amber, slim off white head with zero retention. Nose is typical quad with some bourbon. Taste is more muddled, some bourbon, burnt sugars. Booze is hot and burns. It’s pefect in that regard. Body is full.
dfroms (412) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Pours a clear orangey garnet, no head. Aroma is very nice: bourbon, brandy, sweet red fruits, caramel apple, prune, lots of OG Belgian quad character. Taste is a bit of a letdown relative to the nose: honey, light bourbon, Earl Grey tea, light sourness, caramel. Slightly spritzy carbonation. Decent.