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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
December 2005 batch #4 of Fourth Dementia that spent 6 months in a bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1595) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2010 courtesy of Scott. Appearance is extremely dark brown, good legs, minimal amount of lacing. Not an attractive beer. Nose is intense with the barrel (vanilla, caramel, toffee, brown sugar) with some dark fruits such as prunes. Taste is heavy on the barrel as well, as one would expect. Really heavy on the caramel and honey in a good way. The sweetness and the bitterness work well together. However, this is still pretty hot even after nearly 2 years, and it detracts from the experience. Palate is smooth and velvety. There’s enough carbonation in the body to keep this one lively. Overall: Quite enjoyable, but there’s a few factors missing which keep this one from turning sublime. Reminds me a lot of Hair of the Dog, but it’s missing a few components which would push it into the same realm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
12oz bottle, dark cloudy brown hue, with a beige head, leaving some laces, nice strong boozy bourbonish, oak barrel, coconut nose, with some fuitcake, mild chocolate, brownie, liquorish accents, and some vanilla, brown sugar, dark dried fruit, toffeeish, caramel, toasted, chocolate malt, molasses notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good sweet warmth alcoholic, phenolic, bourbonish woodiness, faint brandy liquorish, fruity character with some dried raisin, date, fig, prune, fruitcake, burnt oak barrel flavors, with a molasses, alcoholised chocolate cup, toffee, toasted, caramelized, chocolate malty backbone, leading towards a warming, fruity, malty, bourbonish finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1322) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle received in a trade. Sampled along the regular version with 2mikes. Dark red-brown with a tiny head that dissipated immediately. Nose is rich sweet malt, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and booze. Taste is massive booze and rich sweet. Hot and sharp. Medicine and cherry and warming bourbon. Big and fuzzy and gorgeous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2677) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown-grey. No head. Very sweet. Liquor, vanilla, sweet chocolate, alcohol and a small touch of wood. Incredible smooth. A bit too sweet and one dimensional, otherwise very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
finol (2719) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle. 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2749) - 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.

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