Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to my buddy Matt for this. 12oz bottle, 2010. Pours a deep, viscous cola brown with a very small bubbly beige head. Big nose of vanilla, bourbon, caramel, toffee, molasses and hints of oak. Very bold on the the palate with flavors similar to those found in the nose. Glad I have more of this....;)
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 vintage bottle. Had to do an international trade to get this. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose is of molasses and bourbon. Taste is of bourbon and chocolate tootsie roll. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy with alcohol noticeable. Good brew. Glad I got to try it. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to try this until midnight and nodded off while drinking it. When i woke up, I reached for my glass on the desk and knocked it to the floor, losing the remaining third of the pour and breaking a favorite glass.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 bottle purchased from the brewery. pours orange brown, mostly flat..aroma is insane...huge bourbon, raisin, fig, oak, vanilla, caramel, and booze. insanely intense and inviting...flavor is quite similar with added burnt brown sugar and toast. massive caramelized sugar, bourbon, vanilla, and alcohol. this is a massive beer that is amongst the best out there
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, seriously? Thanks to Ashley (I hope that is the proper spelling. After sharing such a great beer, it would be a shame to butcher your name) for bringing this to the tasting. I’ve been dying to try this ever since Badnewsbeers threw in the regular version as a trade bonus last year. This has all of the great dark fruit, sweet candied sugar, and spices of the original with some heavy damn bourbon as well. Another level of complexity has been skillfully added without taking much away from the base. Well done.
bierkoning (10864) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jrallen74, thanks!! Deep dark brown color. Dried fruit, raisin, hints of oak and plums in the aroma. Malty, very sweet flavor. Warming alcohol. Poro. Bourbon barrels. Dried red fruit. Plums and licorice. Full bodied, thick and sticky on the tongue. Oak and subdued hops compensate the sugary sweetness.
TaktikMTL (6304) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz, au Mondial de la Bière 2011 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Forte odeur de caramel et de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de vanille avec une pointe de raisins et de pruneaux. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de mélasse en arrière goût. (Rating #3714)
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle from 48FaninCali. Thanks Austin. Pours a rich mahogany (like Ron Burgundy ’s office) with very little head. Aroma is a ton of bourbon and some caramel, licorice and toffee. Taste follows the nose. Bourbon predominates with lots of sweetness. An amazing beer. I will need to trade for more.
Lubiere (10787) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown ale with almost no head. In aroma, plum, molasses, wood extract, soy sauce, woody and fragrant. In mouth, a viscous maple insanity, with licorice, warming alcohol, dark mashed fruits, extreme but good, but also difficult. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 9, 2011.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown and cloudy with no head. Smells of bourbon, licorice, wood, chocolate, leather, and something funky. Taste licorice, tabacco, vanilla, bourbon and some booze. Mouthfeel is thick and coats the mouth very well. Finish is long and boozy with licorice.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ RnH. The aroma is bourbon, fruit. The appearance is deep brown, off white head. The flavor is bourbon, fruit, brown sugar. Medium/thick in body. The finish is boozy, pine hops. Excellent.