Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Staff Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy dark sweet fruit and woody whiskey alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout complex brew.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters (dates, prunes, plums), caramel and cookie malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium fruity esters, sweet malt and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Armin’s house, courtesy of matsciguy. Thanks! Pours a reddish brown appearance with a small tan head. Dark grape / plum / dark fruity, light whiskey, caramel aroma. Rich dark fruity, plum, grape, somewhat tannic, leathery, light whiskey flavor. Çhïll beer.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty3 ][ 22oz ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Pours clear, dark ruby. Weak to no foam. Nose is boozy, dark cherry liquor. Taste is weaker in palate, thinned out, dark cherry, grenadine. Uh...
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample during the Armageddon tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 12/20/2012. The beer pours a dark brownish-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Caramel malt, vanilla and bourbon in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of dark fruit, oaky vanilla and earthy malt. The finish is mildly boozy with a bourbon and vanilla aftertaste. Good beer overall.
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG. Thanks Alexsdad06 for the share. Pours amber brown. Nose and taste of smooth bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel toffee and dark fruit. Full bodied.
deyholla (5851) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Pours a near clear deep amber brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has earthy dark grains, a hint of dark fruit and a nice bourbon note. Flavor has a nice combination of vanilla bourbon with dark fruit, sweet dark grains and candied sugars.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle I was scared to open because of reports of infection. Bottle 282/300. Pours a deep, opaque dark chocolate brown with a small beige head that leaves a film and ring atop the beer. Aroma of vanilla, oak, dates, figs, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and cake. Flavor of caramel, brown sugar, figs, dates, raisins, oak, pecans, dried berries, and vanilla. Medium-full bodied, with a sweet, fruity, chewy, rich mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Definitely not infected. Really big and tasty.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, hints of vanilla into roast, slight earthy notes, some slight orange. Taste is a mix of orange, roast, coffee, hints of earth into dark cocoa, slight vanilla, finishing fairly sweet, finishing sweet, dry.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared by pantanap. Thanks, dude. A Quad aged in Pappy Barrels. Awesome. Pours a rich deep dark brownish pour, dark and ominous, near opaque and dark. A frothy light brownish head dies to a film, laces small. A nice loose layer. Aromas are apples and spirit, oak, toffee, toast, gentle Belgian yeast grows. A touch carmelized, apple and spirit, gentle fruit. A bit of rich darkness, deep dark malts. Initial is a bit hot, big barrel presence shows bourbon, spirit, oak, vanilla. Bigger heat, some apple, Belgian influence, firm apple, gentle spice, toffee and toast. Spirit, apple brandy, vanilla, bourbon, richer malts and firm spirit heat influence as we move back. Backend shows a bit of heat, warmth, oak, spirit. A rich malty and flavorful experience evolves from the barrel, a bit of heat, tannic dryness, bourbon, apples, pear, some brandy. Richer flavors, a bit hot into the finish and lingering. Pretty nice, a bit hot and barrel ridden, richly fruity. Fun, odd, rich flavors.