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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
December 2005 batch #4 of Fourth Dementia that spent 6 months in a bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2616) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Amazing! Very little carbonation. Sweet, hides the alcohol great and is one of the better beers barrel aged I have had

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1599) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2011
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2011
(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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2215) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at winter solstice. Pours extremely dark brown with very small ring of off white bubbles. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, light coconut, caramel and some dark malts. Aroma is really nice. Flavors of bourbon, molasses, vanilla, caramel, booze, raisans and other dark fruits, bit of tannis quality, and bit of hop bitterness in there at the end. Mouthfeel is a bit oily but works. Very nice. I would imagine Adam from the wood tasting like this. Has that same sort of dry and dusty quality to it, in a very good way though. Can’t wait to see how the bottle version tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
big thanks to bu11zeye for this one. deep rich amber pour with no head. thick, malty, vanilla, ridiculous nose. chewy on the palate, caramel, fruits, no sign of alcohol at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3958) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
12 oz bottle from Doodler. Thanks a ton Scott! Nose of toffee, prunes, tobacco, and hints of vanilla and oak. Lightly hazy golden brown with a small beige head. Flavor is darkly fruity, musty oak, vanilla, toffee, and light bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2011
12oz bottle picked up at the brewpub, 2010 Vintage. Pours a deep brown colored body with a touch of ruby around the edges. Thin, brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing throughout. Aroma jumps out of the bottle immediately upon opening and it is damn good. Tons of rich toffees and dark fruits consisting of dates, raisins, plums, and some vinous fruits. A nice bourbon and vanilla with some barrel behind the big malts. Some slightly sticky brown sugar, molasses, caramel, a touch of toast, and light cocoas. A light warming alcohol in the nose. Flavor is similar. Big and rich, slightly sticky and warm toffees, caramel, and brown sugar up front with lots of dark fruits. Plenty of raisins with some vinous fruits and more molasses. A few wood tannins with a nice bourbon and vanilla in the middle as the alcohol becomes noticeable, but not distracting. Toast and cocoa really come on nicely towards the end as this finishes with some booze and an alcohol warmth while staying sweet, oaky, and slightly spicy with lots of dark fruits. This does dry a bit with a nice barrel character before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Full, oily, slightly sticky body with a light carbonation. Overall, my kind of beer. Big, bold, warming, and balanced while hiding the ABV% very well. Tons of rich, sweet malts with lots of dark fruits and a nice mix of bourbon, vanilla, wood, and cocoa. A really well put together barrel-aged beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2011
12 oz. bottle, 2010 vintage aged about a year I would guess. The pour yields a dark and lightly hazy reddish chestnut colored body with a thin, swirly, khaki colored film. A dense wash of spots slowly rejoins the body, forming a bubbly ring at the edge of the surface. The nose is ultra rich and decadent, showing loads of stewed dark raisins, figs, dates, and blackened caramel. Hints of cocoa, cola, and sorghum all ring through, as do surprisingly potent citrus and earthen hops. An oaky, bourbony, boozy shroud envelops everything, fighting for top billing rather than assuaging the other elements. Flavors are similarly structured, bordering on exceedingly woody and warm with alcohol, loaded with rich, dark caramel and buttery toffee. Underlying fruits aren’t as well defined as they are on the nose. They are seemingly more centered on scorched dates and other muddled, stewed dark fruits. The juicy, citrusy, bitter hoppiness is quite intense, though, which is actually welcomed here. It resembles a black barley wine in a number of ways, which I suppose is the closest cousin to the old ale (though notedly more hoppy). The palate is nearly full, and it would be decidedly too syrupy if it weren’t for the lively, intense carbonation. oozy heat comes with the territory, I suppose, but it is certainly more intense than I care for (and I’m a whiskey head). All in all, it’s a solid, decadent slow sipper for a cold night, but I prefer the virgin 4th Dementia to the barrel aged version.

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