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RATINGS: 497   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2131) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
Sample at Mondial 2011.
Appearance : Clear mahogany, no head.
Aroma : Intense bourbon with lots of raisins and licorice.
Taste : Intense bourbon with sweet raisins and licorice. Lots of bourbon on the finish with quite a lot of alcohol. Light soy sauce. <
Overall : Very intense woah ! 1 ounce is more than enough to sample this. Very nice richness. I really liked the intense raisins notes. Bourbon felt a bit too intense though. Nice finish. Interesting but I wouldn’t seek this again. I personally look for more balance in bourbon barrel aged beers. A hard one to rate as it is very tasty and complex but after 1 ounce I’m done...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1143) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle sampled at Mondial de la bière 2011. Dark amber with a thin beige head. Aroma is very woody with vanilla, bourbon sugar, biscuity, caramel, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is also quite woody with bourbon, brown sugar, dark malt, caramel, alcohol, dark fruits and a lot of residual sugars (a bit too much). Full body with a liquorous mouthfeel. Very sweet!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Verre de dégustation, d’une bouteille, au Mondial 2011. Arômes de caramel brûlé, de chêne, de vanille et d’alcool fort. Robe brune aux reflets roux, légèrement trouble, légère dentelle et effervescence assez faible. En bouche, on retrouve beaucoup de caramel brûlé et de sucres résiduels, mais la bière n’est pas si ronde pour une création aussi forte. Le fût de chêne est très présent, apportant des notes vanillées. L’alcool est vraiment très présent. Longue finale alcoolisée présentant une forte amertume résineuse. La Fourth Dementia régulière est bien meilleure, à mon avis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2011
thanks susygreenberg! I am forever in debt. jammy caramel nose, some dark cherry. still warm, could be aged more, loads of fruity notes boozy with pale wood notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
(12oz bottle, 2010 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, oak, raisins, vinous, toffee, and caramel. Flavor of oak, toffee, vanilla, raisins, toasted coconut, caramel, light bourbon, and chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Pours a hazy murky brown with no head and no lace. There is intense aromas with vanilla, candied brown sugar, toffee, tart cherries, caramel, and chocolate. The aroma is very tell-tale that this was aged in bourbon barrels. Immediately, the beer is flat while being a bit hot and boozy. Loads of chocolate and caramel on the palate. The vanilla is also rather intense with some tart cherries, candied sugars, and charred oak. The finish is surprisingly short.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (4196) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2011
2010 bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a murky orange color with very little carbonation. Aroma is sweet syrup, brown sugar, aged notes with wood and some touches of alcohol. Flavor is sweet syrup, maple wood, oak, bourbon, vanilla and dark malts. Some roast. Hot finish. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Brash brown sugar, madeira and soy whip up an intense caramel of sorts which is neither tight nor all that pleasant to sip. An unrefined sugar explosion.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head of foam atop the brownish terracotta.
-Light smokiness adds complexity within the murky, sickly sweet body.
-Alcohol burn is actually welcome as it tends to cut through the overwhelming sensation of sweetness.
-The malt profile is poorly defined. Lots of flavors come from the grain bill, but most of them are in the form of residual sugars.
-Fruity edges come from the bourbon barrel.
-Just noticed this is Top 50 material here. Goodness gracious. Not for me, to say the least...


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Very nice nose of Bourbon, toasted marshmallows, caramel, and some dark pitted fruit.   This one smells complex and tasty!   Rich and smooth on the tongue.   Very malty.   Vanilla, caramel, bourbon, toasted marshmallow, and just one hell of a damn smores package that includes some dark pitted fruit.   This one is tasty!   So mellow, yet with some bite, smooth, nice rich maltiness.   Its warming, but for 11% its simply delicious!   Full bodied, rich creamy mouthfeel.   One of the smoother more full bodied beers I have had in a while.   Its like a nice cognac.   I wish I had several more of these to age.   Big thanks to Pailhead for getting me one of these!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
Huge thanks to Hopstoopid for this one. Intense aroma of caramel, tobacco/ash, toffee and peat and bourbon. Taste is even better. Fine tawny port, caramel, "dulce de leche", bourbon heat. Real good. Palate is awesome, sirupy and mouthcoating.

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