stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thought I was pouring a stout at first!
Thick caramel pour with medium viscous tan head. Amazing fruit and bourbon nose. Dried fruit combo of grapes/pears/figs/dates for the flavor followed by a brown sugar tart cherry pie finish. O jackie Ooooo . . .
tectactoe (2156) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Corbet. Deep mahogany body with some darker, ruby tinted edges; the thinnest, khaki colored collar sits quietly on top. Aroma of stale raisins, toffee, red apples, a little bit of harsh booziness that kind of overpowers things. Hot, sweet. Taste is even boozier than the aroma indicates. Hot! Loads of spicy oak, soaked immensely with fiery bourbon. Some hefty dark fruit sweetness tries to balance but just collides, really. Prune, black licorice, anise, fig. Hint of stale caramel. Lingering booze that heats up the palate & burns on the way down. Too hot, this thing needs to be tamed.
JBPortland (876) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours dark rusty brown with a small head. Nose is nutty boozy bourbon spice dark fruit and caramel raisin. Taste has wonderful silky mouthfeel, lots of dark fruit, some roastiness, oaky vanilla, boozy spice. Finish is roasty spice fruit, raisin, caramel, vanilla, some nutty brown sugar and almond. Nice sipper that tastes bigger than it feels, with good complexity.
hopscotch (9362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Clear brown pour with mahogany highlights. No head. Smells like the Town Hall Twisted Trace - mainly of bourbon. Full-bodied and velvety with stinging carbonation. Great bourbon flavor without being hot or harsh. Plenty of rich, toasted malts and dark fruits, but the bourbon is front and center. I’m glad it is, because it’s rock solid and very enjoyable. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
50belair (2455) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Darkguardian. Dark brown pour with no real head. Big bourbon bouquet. Bitter dark roasted malts, bourbon. Average body and mouthfeel.
jkwood04 (4095) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, spicy yeast, some bourbon and oak and vanilla, some chocolate, caramel and toffee, and some light bitterness. Flavor the same with a lot of dark fruits. Smoother texture. A solid quad, but weird because there are too many dark fruit notes for my liking.
b3shine (5708) - Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter (shared by Tmoney99). Looks good; a cloudy dark brown with thin beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good; dark fruit, vanilla, oak, and a touch of mildly smooth bourbon. Tastes Ike it smells, but tart. Merge fruit too. Average on the palate. Good beer, but it smells better than it tastes and the mouthfeel is odd for the style. It could be mildly infected, but it’s enjoyable anyway.
GT2 (8663) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty3 ][ 22oz ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thanks alexsdad06 for the share. Pours clear amber red, weaker foam. Nose is Twizzlers, blondie, limoncello. Taste is thin, tart, lemon. Palate is weaker. Wouldn’t peg this as a quad, seems to have soured.
jtclockwork (8746) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to alexsdad06. At RBWG. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of dark fruit, vanilla, oak, bourbon and touch of molasses. Full bodied.
bytemesis (3431) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with thanks to Jmikolitch! Pours clear ruby chestnut, small brown head, some lacing. Aroma is very malty, sugary, boubon. Flavor is sweet, oaky, bourbon, cotton candy, molasses, toffee, some windex, yeast. Fairly astringent, little bitterness. Medium body. This is a very woody beer. Woody. Woody. The more I drink the more I detect a bit of tartness, I wonder if there is a bit of infection here? Woody. Oh, and woody.
czar (4602) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark brown reddish with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. quasi-quad *tm nose, caramel and toffee, wood, red fruit acidity, booze, chocolate, raisins, blackberries, demerara, bourbon vanilla. light acidity - welcomed even for the style. average to moderate carbonation, some sweetness, medium body - oily, spicy and moderately sweet finish. much enjoyed!