Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker red color with a small beige head. Aroma was light dark fruits, good amount of barrel, and loight roasted caramel. Flavor was much the same, mainly all barrel as the original beer doesnt have much flavor to begin with. Not the greatest but exceptable.
tectactoe (2343) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Semi-clear, burnt copper body with tons of tiny sediment bits that hang in suspension. Foamy & somewhat soapy off-white head recedes quick. Aroma of heavy raw whiskey, caramel, wood, apple, & charred oak. Heavy whiskey on the nose... I mean, really heavy. Flavor is a little more tame. Caramel apple, prune, whiskey soaked wood, very light vanilla, toasted nuts, & a grainy finish. Lots of leftover spicy oak in the aftertaste with a lingering whiskey bite. Seems like barrel overpowers everything here. Not awful but kind of messy.
matbli (26) - POLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,65l, dark amber, quite clowdy with a lot of yeast particle, almost no head. Aroma of pears and whisky. Very strong taste of whisky with noticable vanilla notes. Not bad but not the best price quality ratio.
rzymol (29) - - DEC 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours tea with copper notes. Large yeast particles are a bit disturbing. Aroma is paerl, apple and blended Scotch whisky. Taste is dominated by Scotch whisky, too much in my opinion. A bit of paerl. Quite sweet, not smooth. Low bittereness. Tastes rather like Scotch added to the beer and not like barrel-aged. A dissapointment.
King_Alex_II (109) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramelly, vanilla and bananas in the taste. Very balanced and creamy but thin viscosity. Beneficial barrel storage.
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange-amber color with small head. Aroma is very much vanilla and oak, tanines, also tropical fruit syrup, banana syrup, caramel, spicy, very complex. Taste is chocolate, caramel, more fruit syrup, boozy and warming. Smooth carbonation like it should be for a barrel aged beer. Very lovely. A real winner.
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The whisky barrel aged version of Hoppin’ Frog’s Scotch. Thin, pale beige, creamy head over a hazy copper coloured beer, lighter than I am used to from this style. Seductively sweet, candyish and perfumey aroma of cranberry sauce, lychee, candied orange, dates, vanilla sugar, bourbon, passion fruit liqueur, banana ice cream, coconut, red apple, biscuit, apricots, pineapple discs in syrup, mint and chocolate. Sweet and refinedly sugary candied fruits in the taste, orange peel, smooth and resinous mouthfeel, caramelly and lightly chocolatey malt backbone, vanilla-like tannins in the finish with a refined and delightful woodiness along with a toasted touch, citrussy hops but not turning truly bitter (as expected from the style) and gently warming alcohol. Liquid candy but in an astonishingly refined and delicate way. Lovely!
Lore (1227) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
reddish amber colour, some off-white head; aroma and taste of whisky, intensive malty sweetness; spicy alcohol, vanilla; woody-earthy notes and maybe some ash - great beer
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
350 ml on tap @ "Schouskjelleren",Oslo.
October 09, 2014.
Beer from a tulip glass.
Amber in color with a creamy beige head and medium to low carbonation.
Aroma is malt,vanilla,wood,sweetness,dark berries and some hop.
Tastes sweet and malty with a slightly boozy and warm feeling.
The beer ends with a slightly bitter finish.
markextrae (1322) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample, poured a dark red amber colour, toffee, caramel, honey, barrel, whisky, vanilla, very sweet. Low carbonation.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Vanilla and bourbon compete a little with the toffee and peat, but they end up playing nice together. The base beer, which I really liked, is still evident, though the barrel makes it a different animal. Nicely done."