jesperhammer (4150) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
04-MAR-2016, bottle @Ulklřbben meeeting, @Mads.
Clear, dark golden with a low off-white head.
Sweet. Malty, caramel, Vanilla. Not a lot of Bourbon if any. Really thin body. Boring.
koleminer20 (2400) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle shared with ebone1988 from Dumpster Box No. 2. The pour is a bright copper color with a thicker white head and a ton of lace. And a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is all barrel character. There is a sweet vanilla and a bit of bourbon to go with a little woodiness. The sweet booze is really throwing me for a loop. It's the only detectable thing. Ugh. The flavor is well... Hmm. It tastes like a liquid. There is a light sweet malt and a little vanilla, but that's it. It's a liquid that has absorbed some barrel character. The mouth feel is thick and syrupy with a barely-there carbonation and a bit so good, single-dimensional sweetness for an aftertaste. I don't know that I've had a beer that does so little. This is just liquid that's absorbed some vanilla and seems to exist.
ebone1988 (1311) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, out of Dumpster Day box #2. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, barrel, booze, medicinal. Appearance is light amber, white head. Taste is muted, slight caramel, metallic, toffee, almost non-existent. Mouthfeel is medium body, light to almost no carbonation, boozy aftertaste. Overall, I’d call it bad if it had any flavor.
Fules (727) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAR 16, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kicsi, rövid hab, vörösbe hajló borostyán szín. Határozott, kissé édeskés whiskys illat. Íze elsőre egy burbon whiskyre hajaz, de rögtön felbukkan mellette a komló keserűje. A csúcsponton betársul egy kis édeskés, malátás jelleg. Utóíze alapjában véve nagyon rövid, bár a végén felbukkan a tölgyfahordó is, ami még egy kicsit velünk marad. Nem rossz kis söröcske, érdekes ízvilággal.
peponi (1426) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: malty, coconut, vanilla, woody.
Appearance: clear golden color and no head.
Taste: low bitterness, coconut, vanilla, woody, tannins, malty, semi-dry.
Palate: medium body and low carbonation, woody finish.
Overall: Really good stuff, intensive vanilla notes.
klm1 (875) - - FEB 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 Pours golden - copper color, very clear, with tan white/ off-white head. Visually medium carbonation. Aroma: Moderate hop aroma, which takes on stone fruits, like apple, pear etc, supported with bold maltiness, with notes of caramel, bread...
Flavor: Medium dextrinous, with notes of caramel, toffee, slightly bready, supported with moderate hop flavors, which takes on stone fruits, with esters of apple, pear...Alcohol is present, takes on bourbon, but just a hint of bourbon... Finish is sweet/dry, slightly bitter. Body is medium, Alcohol warmth is noticable, carbonation is medium-to low texture is soft.
craven5000 (120) - Westville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light amber body with a few bubbles racing to the top. White head. The bourbon flavor is there but is smoothed out in the finish some by vanilla? Taste of alcohol is there. A more of a medium thin body. Definitely more of a sipping beer than a satisfying drinking one.
DevilDog1969 (1) - Kingston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my gold standard. Everything about this beer appeals to me. There are a couple of local pubs that are on top of my visit list simply because they have KBA on tap. To quote Nacho Libre, "It is da beeest"
pityu (622) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Slightly hazy golden colour, small, collapsing white head. Sweet malty aromas with lots of caramel, vanilla and wood. Taste is also sweet with decent bourbon notes, some vanilla, toffee, low hop bitterness. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture. Nice barrel aged beer, but not so special.
Cinctus (201) - - JAN 30, 2016
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Sour beer. Tastes like it didn’t ferment properly. Pours amber with some milkiness. Little head. Sour aroma, but nothing like having a decent hoppy IPA