adnielsen (6216) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy, reddish orange appearance with a small, off white head. Rich vanilla, caramel, toffee, bourbon, a bit dark fruity, oaky aroma. Rich dark fruity, plum rains, leather, caramel, toffee, big vanilla, oaky flavor. A bit strong but nice.
arminjewell (4163) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Aaron for the pour! Dark brownish red with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, bourbon, toffee, hints of biscuit, touch of vanilla and rich burnt notes in there. Taste is a nice mix of sweet vanilla, bourbon, hints of caramel and dark fruit, touch of biscuit, toffee, hints of spicy dark fruits, finishing fairly sweet, but very tasty. Like this for sure!
joeneugs (2147) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. It pours reddish amber with a shrinking orange/khaki head. The aroma is a bit hot and solventy, but has nice bourbon notes and some hints of raisins and plums. The bourbon and alcohol is a bit overpowering. The flavor is also sweet with lots of bourbon, although itís surprisingly not as hot as the aroma. Wood, vanilla, caramel and a little cherry rounds out the flavor profile. Itís a bit thin and simple for such a big beer, but itís definitely quaffable. Nice.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BottleÖ Clear crimson ale with almost no head. The bouquet is a smooth ribbon of caramel, raw white oak and bourbon. Full-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor presents loads of malty toffee and caramel. It shows bourbon and heat, but doesnít burn. Finishes malty, rich and very warming.
daknole (7205) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear reddish amber pour. Off white head. Caramel, vanilla, oak, bourbon aroma. Flavor is loaded with sweet caramel, bourbon, vanilla, some light bitterness on the finish. Reminds me of the FW anniversary beers a lot.
douglas88 (4482) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at monkey paw thanks to silky. Pours a clear red color. A sweet rich caramel nose. Rich, dry, caramel, dusty, fruit. Big beer.
PhillyBeer2112 (2437) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to StefanSD. Nice old ale featuring pleasing sherry like oxidized malts, vanilla, oaky. Strong and sweet but not cloying with vanilla-caramel flavors and a tingly alcohol finish.
JohnnyJ (3533) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear amberish pour, thin off-white head. Sweet malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. A nice beer with strong barrel character. Pretty boozy and hot though, and the mouthfeel seems to be pretty thin. Worth a try at least.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared at redlight. Very sweet, oak and vanilla. Very smooth, quite nice
phaleslu (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Keir- thanks again, Keir! Pours a clear copper color with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of caramel malts, toasted sugar, sticky toffee, tea, and a little bit of oak and bourbon. The flavor was basically the same- sweet caramel, sugars galore, and a little boozy heat. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, sticky mouthfeel. My guess is that this needs a little time to sit and maybe some of the complexity will open up.