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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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December 2005 batch #4 of Fourth Dementia that spent 6 months in a bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2009
2004 bottle: Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of earthy malt, dusty, some nice dark fruity hints. Tastes tea like and fruity with some caramel and molasses on the finish. Good!

2005 bottle: Similar to the 2004 in color and mouthfeel, but with more velvety sugary bourbon like hints. Overall, a very enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Sampled at RBSG. Wow, what a beer. So much sweet malty aromas. Flavor of vanilla, malty sweetness, wooden barrel, and brown sugar. Good good yumminess

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2008
RBSG 2008. Thanks to Aloha C for this sample. Very rich caramel flavor up front, working off the bourbon flavors , lots of depth with soft layers of chocolate and hints of vanilla. Very smooth on the palate. There are a ton of flavors in this beer, but they all work off each other giving tons of layers of flavor that mesh perfectly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hapjydeuce (955) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
RBSG ’08. cquiroga gave me a few tastes of this during the Grand Tasting at Pizza Port. Hazy mahogany color that pours with a fine beige ring. Big aroma of molasses and dark chocolates above the bourbon and oak. I can only describe the flavor as chocolate-covered cinnamon rolls, sprinkled with brown sugar and infused with bourbon and wood. A bit of light carbonation still showing. Super-smooth palate that left me pining for more. Very, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From bottle, huge thanks to whom gave me some of this. Pours golden brown with a lacing tan head. Aroma is dense malty and fruity. Smooth fruity and caramel malty dense flavour. Light wooden note. Fruity dense finish. Sweet into the far finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2008
From a 12oz Bottle. Generously shared by Dennis at Danger Abbey. Pours a muddy, clay brown color with a thin ring of wispy off-white head. Dark fruit aromas ooze from my glass, complimented by some dense caramel melanoidins. The bourbon characters are present, but melds delightfully with the base beer to create sensations of rum-soaked raisins, vanilla laden brown sugar, and peppery figs. Full bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a sticky texture. Decadent flavors of bourbony caramel melanoidins and loads of dark fruits. Slightly oxidized, but the enhanced fruit characters add to the beer’s complexity, and the sticky sugars left behind are ample enough to hide any potential problems with body thinness. Vanilla, figs, and peppery oak and left lingering on the palate in the finish. Some mild oak tannins linger behind in a desperate attempt to dry up the sugars, but fail. To say this is over-the-top would be an under-statement, but everything is incredibly delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
dark body with not much head.heavy on the oak and bourbon with some caramel malts and bananas in the back ground.pretty good but a bit boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1452) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2008
First off, I hd no idea this was so highly rated. Second, thanks to badbeer for a crack at this. Pours a rust brown with no head. Bourbon, cherry, chocolate, and caramel aroma. Flavor was dominate bourbon, cherry, booze, chocolate, foot, tobacco, toffee, and caramel. No carbonation in the finish. Very boozy, dry, a bit of sweetness. This was good and had a bunch going on in it, but at the same time it had the similar "barrely" flavors that the BA barley wine had, and I really didn’t care for that one at all. This worked a bit better, but it just misses world class for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
This is my second review of this beer, after 1.5 years aging. Clear copper color with a quickly receding head and no lacing left. Aroma is very intense, it’s full of bourbon, figs, sherry, rich caramel, floral, and some sort of spices. Taste is of sweet caramel, figs, plums, brown sugar, spices, and bourbon. Light carbonation and medium body. This is one of the most intensely flavored beers I’ve ever had, and it’s such an amazing beer. I hope they make this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
Not saved for my 1000th, but very carefully selected - Deep dark chestnut body with a big beige head; Huge deep warm nose, carameled smooth with a sneaky fruity bite, clear oak Bourbon aromas with loads and loads of humid French prunes swimming around; The body is like fluid silk with small perfect needles of carbonation and bitterness sticking everywhere in your mouth, almost non existing but they are there, carameled sweet and very very true; It finishes with a super balanced bourbon touch an alcohol fruity bite covered by a thick down duvet of light super soft feathers from former east European guard geese. Amazing true special and very very great

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