finol (2648) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours grayish brown without any head.
Aroma of cola, petrol, bourbon and malt.
Very sweet taste of licorice, milk chocolate and xmasy spices.
Lots of taste without beeing to heavy. Bit HotD like.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours deep chestnut, topped with a small tan head. Really enticing aroma, with lots of wood, vanilla and dark fruit in the forefront, with molasses and raisin the back. Dark fruit hits the palate first, with the woody, boozy character building and taking over. Bourbon lingers on the palate. A little boozy, but otherwise its pretty solid.
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to daknole for busting out another monster! Bottle pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of bourbon soaked chocolate toffee cake, vanilla, brown sugar, and roasted malt. Flavor delivers the same with additional notes of oak, delhi dates, dried dark fruit, and maple cookies. Overall body is moderate to full and finishes with a touch of warmth. This beer has a massive amount of depth while still managing to be balanced.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 12 oz. bottle courtesy of mikem409 - Pours a cloudy brown color with a 1/4 finger thick tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, oak, brown sugar, and toasted malt. Light spotty lacing. Little carbonation. Flavor is toasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Very nice. Alcohol is noticeable. Full body. An excellent sipper. Thanks Mike.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared by someone at the Cleveland tasting, this thing is sweet with the barrel taking some sweetness but not nearly enough to me, glad to have tried it, glad i didnt bother seeking it out.
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Poured cloudy dark brown with a thin ring of head. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and toffee. The flavor is rich with vanilla, bourbon, toffee, and prunes. Very rich, I enjoyed this more then the standard 4th D.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Many many thanks to Jan and Charlotte fr this. Raisin brown color with a tiny brown head that disappears. Wonderful sweet malty aroma with roasted notes, caramel, bourbon,vanilla,wood. Just lovely ! Sweet malty flavour, easy drinkable without noticing the high abv, wood,bourbon,caramel, Very complex, yet extremely balanced and drinkable.
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing! Very little carbonation. Sweet, hides the alcohol great and is one of the better beers barrel aged I have had
strongpieman (1618) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Aroma is powerful -- lots of bourbon with some malt behind. Deep tan with some red color, murky, no head. Full body and strong alcohol. The beer warmed on me overtime. Very true to what this beer claims to be.
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours beautiful dark mahogany brown with red highlight. Almost no head. The aroma is fantastic – super robust caramel, toffee, honey and dark bread blends well with buttery, woodsy and coconut/vanilla-driven oak/bourbon. Undertones of fancy alcohol, dried fruits, syrup, milk chocolate and dried orange peel/orange marmalade. Extreme but well-balanced nose. The flabvour is medium to heavily sweet (but the alcohol balance the finish), light to medium and bitter and tiny acidic. Bread, caramel, honey, syrup, dark fruits, tropical marmalade, butter, vanilla, coconut milk, wood and toffee. The mouthfeel is sticky, round and oily with almost no carbonation. Light numbing finish with bready and honey overtones. Full bodied. Simple but uber great!