MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 8.19% at BBF13. Weak malty aroma. Clear dark golden colour. Small white head. Vanilla, liqueur, marzipan flavour. Disappointing.
cgarvieuk (12821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... thanks to Fritz ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft fruit peach and pear nose ... light fizzy ... odd sweetness ... suger puffs ... light bourbon but not much ... sweet fruits ... ok but not great
Theis (12546) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craft Beer & Co. Clear golden - wjite head. Raisins. Sweetness. Coconut. Fruity. Vanilla. Caramel. Toffee. Light sharpness. Wooden. Oakey. Nice pleasant.
yngwie (12531) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bakgårde Både &. It pours a clear, dark golden to amber body under a small, off-white head. In my opinion, there’s too much vanilla on the nose, of the bourbon kind, followed by some wood, alcohol and caramel. A little fruity touch in the far back. Malt driven flavor with vanilla, caramel and a faint fruity touch. Full body, with a little warmth. There’s a little bitterness in the very end. Not my preferred beer in any way, there’s too much focus on the bourbon, but it’s drinkable and all that. Won’t buy another one though. 130404
harrisoni (12489) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Utobeer drunk at home. Clear bright orange amber colour. Very thin white head. Oh boy, even from the aroma, I know I’m not going to like this. Yes lots of bourbon on the aroma. I mean if I wanted to drink bourbon, I’d drink bourbon. But I don’t. I want to drink beer. So as a beer almost entirely pointless. Otherwise nothing really wrong with it, except it reminds me of Innis & Gunn beers which isn’t always a good thing. Yep, this just isn’t my kind of beer.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, thanks ? Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, light prune. Taste is moderately sweet, butterscotch, orange, some Bourbon, raisin. Light-medium body, fairly smooth.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a thin rich white head with amber color. Aroma is sweet bourbon, medium malt-caramel, maybe some slight continental hops. Taste is sweet bourbon, grainy/medium malt-caramel, secondary continental hops, some booziness. Interesting.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Date: 04/29/2006
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2006
Appearance: clear golden, whispy head,
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma,
Flavor: flavor has a nice oak character, light sweet vanilla that keeps getting sweeter and sweeter,
Source: cellar tasting
Score: 2.7 to 3.0
Aroma: touch of oak in the aroma with the bready sweetness,
Flavor: sweet caramel and vanilla flavor, touch of bourbon, still quite sweet
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with lots of bourbon. Cloying sweet malt and bourbon flavour.
bhensonb (10206) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liz. Pours clear orange amber with a slight, transient white head. Aroma is mostly bourbon/vanilla with a hint of oak. Med body. It’s rather sweet, with hints of treacle. The oak is identifiable, and the bourbon/vanilla is clearly present. Yet it is not a strongly flavored ale. Heat is marginally detectable. Finishes on the non-dry side. It has a caramel sugar candy aspect. But the oak offsets that. Really interesting and pretty tasty.