Bartzilla (534) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 29, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy crap. What a flavorful ale! Thanks to WeeHeavySD I got to taste this monster of a beer. Really sweet with a ton of barrel flavor to it. A sipper indeed, though I’d love to crush a few of these back to back and see what it does to my state of mind. Delicious. I want more.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle via trade with hoppymeal, birthday bash bottle 4 shared with Bartzilla on his B-Day. Aroma is nuts. Super sweet molasses with a touch of brown sugar. Pours dark brown with a hin ring of a tan head. Taste is damn incredible. The taste is sweet bold with a huge brown sugar molasses sweetness. This beer is truly amazing and I am honored to have been able to sample its glory.
amorphiss (35) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 18, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally am tasting one of my bottles of this. Beautiful dark brown with some fine bubbles on top. Aroma of toffee, molasses, vanilla, malted barley, bourbon. Wow that smells awesome. This also tastes very awesome: extremely bready, some fruits in the back of the mouth, vanilla. I agree with 1FastSTi, definitely some tobacco going on here. Mouthfeel is soo smooth and full, but not cloying despite being really sweet and having a super long aftertaste. Overall this is a really remarkable beer. I wish I would have gotten more of this last winter. I love this brewery!
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy crap am I happy I was able to have tried this. Thanks Jason for sharing. The beer pours to a dark brown body with a very thin white head. The aroma is huge. Tobacco and sweet vanilla bourbon. Ultra-complex and very good. Woody, barley, and hard to describe it’s so masterfully blended. The flavor is caramelized goodness with heavily fermented tobacco, vanilla, nutty maduro cigars, did I mention tobacco? Strong old ale components too. The palate is rich and earthy with lots of caramelly goodness going on. Creamy, full bodied, rich. Perfect palate.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hugely pronounced malt presence in the aroma - big chocolate and caramelly brown sugar with some distracting alcohol in back. Surprisingly aroma for such a still beer. Somewhat grainy. Primarily sweet flavor - woodily subdued chocolate malt and dark plummy crystal malts. Big strong flavors but they are distracted by some noticeable alcohols.
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to styles! Poured a still, deep, and smoky translucent caramel.. ugly, but calculating. Aroma was killer.. deep, smoky, and vibrant with rich toasted caramel, spicy herbal accents, tobacco, vanilla, and well-rounded bourbon.. soft, intricate, and expertly complex! Flavor was not far behind.. sweet vanilla bean and bourbon grace the tip of the tongue.. warm vanilla and bourbon ride across the middle, and the finish was characterized by bourbon-laced caramels.. layers of dried tobacco and leaves laced through the elixir.. long, warm, wonderful finish. Sweet and supple on the palate.. warm, but not sharp.. accented by the barrel influence at every stage of the drink, but never defined by it. This was a masterpiece.
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this both from the tap and the bottle, both were equally good but I did prefer the tap since it was free. poured a nice mahogany with a light tan head. aroma bourbon, caramel some toffee, raisins, and other dark fruits. flavor good bourbon, honey, malts , plums, brown sugar. one of the better bba beers I have had
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a murky brownish red color with a thin ring of tan bubbles, no lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, grapes, raisins, soy, red apple, and sweet caramel. Taste was near cloying, with the caramel and toffee sweetness, tart dried fruits, brown sugar vanilla, light bourbon, and a chewy mouthfeel.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled on 3/26/07: Pours a viscous transparent mahogany ruby with a thin ring of off-white head. Has a sweet, complex caramely malty and brown sugar aroma with lots of oaky bourbon and some alcohol. Body starts full, viscous and sticky sweet with some raisin and brown sugar complexity and lots of warmth with nice oaky vanilla bourbon balance.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just found my rating of this from trip to the brewery in December. Pours with a light tan head. Aroma is rich of vanilla, some spice, caramel and bourbon. Taste is much the same. Huge flavor with a lot going on. I think I like the regular fourth dimentia slightly better. But this is still amazing.