Tmoney99 (8769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, toasted malt, bourbon alcohol and vanilla wood aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit bourbon vanilla sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4961-20121118] 12floz bottle. Aroma of toasted bread soaked in roasted salty soya sauce. Slightly hazy, dark cola body with no head. Roasted salted soya sauce malt flavour. Full sweet body. Noticeable wood throughout but itís not overpowering. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
ryanfolty (1449) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
December 29, 2012 - bottle at Brettís tasting. Cloudy brown pour with no head. Bourbon, caramel, and dark fruit in aroma and taste. Thick and smooth to drink.
BelgianBeerGal (2604) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Traded 2009 bottle. Look, aroma and flavor are fairly true to form except...I get a really strong mineral/sediment/earth taste. For my own reference it reminds me of Fort Worth tap water. The 15 ABV hits a little hard but to be expected. Good but probably a little "too big" for me.
KingCecil (1804) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home from Secret Santa 2013.....It pours cloudy amber with no head.....The aroma is bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits and caramel.....The flavor is very nice sweet bourbon, dark fruits, vanilla and caramel.....
crossovert (4536) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
Insanely huge BBBW. Big malty sweetness, caramal,m smooth bourbon. Smooth beer but a few oz is all you need.
Advocate_Ames (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. A nice diminishing head that turns into lacing on my glass. The scent of bourbon hits my nose intensely. It is followed by carmel malts. The BBBW flows with malt and bourbon flavor. The bourbon is more tamed than the scent led me to believe. The sweet roasted malts lend a hand to balance things out. In the end there is slight bitterness and minor dryness. Overall this is a very tasty beverage.
Elwood (2490) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from the CheeseMan. 2009 variety. Thanks Daniel! It pours a muddy, reddish brown with no head at all. There seems to be prickly carbonation, but this brew canít muster any head at all. The nose is a potent mix of brown sugar, treacle, fruit cake, bread. The flavor seems to follow suit with the nose. A good up front sweetness with hints of date, dark caramel, dark bread, light wood, and light bourbon. The alcohol is certainly there, but it dries things out nicely on the back end which is good given the complete lack of carbonation. Definitely warming on the way down, this one is a sipper. Great flavor and balance given the ABV, I would love to have a few more of these.
jercraigs (6473) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-11-18. Murky dark brown body, headless. Big aroma, bourbon, light wood, alcohol and tangy rich malt character. Flavour is similar, lots of bourbon character, support sweet malt core, tangy fruity character lends itself to a fairly dry warming finish. Surprisingly bitter. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate is essentially still. Some carbonation would go a long way to make this lighter on the palate. Has nice highlights, but leaves the mouth tingly with alcohol and sits pretty heavily on the palate. Decent but lacks the nuance and sophistication to take it up a notch. Bottle, note on cap says 12/2011 via trade with flandersned
rederic (2559) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, 2010 vintage, dark amber color, with a ring of beige head, nice sweet caramelized, toasted, biscuity malty, vanilla bourbon barrel oaky nose with some brown sugar, light maple syrup, sugar pie, plum pudding accents, with a faint french toast, butterscotch pudding note in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth, sweet strong vanilla bourbonish oak barrel, coconut, caramelized sugar, toffee, dried raisin, date fruity character, with some cookie dough, faint maple syrup, english pudding, toasted, caramel, biscuity maltiness flavours, leading towards a warming sweet toasty, caramel maltiness, dried frutiness, bourbonish, vanilla finish.