Slipstream (2322) - USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2012 First rating of this very strong brew. It doesn’t mix very well with Kentucky Fried Chicken, according to one imbiber I talked with, who ended up with his supper somewhere around his shoes. It tasted good, tho - sweet and hoppy, with a maple syrup flavor to it. Strong hoppy finish. I think the ABV was around 13%, but I could be wrong. On tap at RnH Kuhnhenn event.
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a brown color with no head at all. The aroma is fantastic. on of oak, vanilla, bourbon, toffee, sweet malts, and a hint of dark fruits all melded together flawlessly. The flavor stays true to the nose and adds an increased alcohol presence but nothing overpowering. Medium body. This is a fantastic beer! I really need to track down some more of this.
jtclockwork (12138) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Thanks to hopscotch for the long sought after label! Pours dark brown, almost black. Nose/taste of plum brandy, toffee, caramel malt, chocolate and wooden barrel. Very well balanced. Amazing.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the RnH. Dark brown pour with a small head, served in an 8oz wine glass. The nose holds huge vanilla bourbon with a rich supple dark fruit character that finishes off with caramel, molasses, chocolate, and booze. The flavor holds massive vinous dark fruit and dark sugar incarnations with a superb vanilla barrel presence. Uber thick mouthfeel with chewy carbonation. So delicious....
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, i did not believe this was going to be good, i was wrong. Pours a dark bruin body with a tan head. Big sweet caramel, molasses, chocolate and rich bourbon aromatics. Very bright, fresh and somewhat subdued as well. Big and chewy body, dark fruit galore, toffee, plums, brown sugar, dates, and slick vanilla. Nice woodiness and a hint of smoke to polish this one off. Excellent.
blipp (7618) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a thin head. Bourbony sweet malty aroma with dark fruits and tobacco. The flavor has bourbon sweetness, dark fruits, rasin, tobacco, chocolate, light woody notes, and toffee. Awesome, rich, sippable. Really awesome stuff.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Rattle for the Kuhnhenn takeover. Pours dark brown with a bit of head. Very strong bourbon aroma, nutty, toasted oak, sweet malt, caramel. Taste is sweet up front, more nutty, vanilla. Bit of an alcoholic bite, finishes bourbon and caramel. Very flavorful and delicious, can’t wait to try it again.
markwise (5013) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share, rating 2050. Pours deep caramel-amber color with a white head. Nose is amazing unbelievableness- caramel malts, toffee, vanilla, some fruit, brown sugar, bourbon, and the tiniest hint of booze. Flavor is similarly above par: caramel malts, bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, dates, lots of sweetness and a great barrel presence. Medium to full-bodied with a well-balanced tasty assault on the palate. Astounding beer.
jredmond (6939) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2011 Draft at RnH with Streets, Andrew, and Brendan during the Kuhnhenn Tap Takeover. Great Old ale/barley wine with dark, murky brown body with thin white lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, maple, vanilla, chocolate, and oak. Mouthfeel is smooth and syrupy with notes of vanilla, maple, honey, molasses, chocolate, and oak. This beer has got to be the doppleganger of angel share.
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Figured I might as well finally rate this, second bottle ever for me. Pours a very thick and dark mahogany brown with an ever so slight layer of bubbles, this is pushing syrupy, but definitely has carbonation. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, dark dried fruits, roasted cashews, and a whole lot of bourbon. Flavor will knock your socks off both figuratively and literally. This is strong, warm, thick, and so damn tasty. Leaves a really pleasant taste in the mouth after, but is a big time sipper.