pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle.....aroma: huge wood aged malt bomb. absolutely tons of oak, bourbon, vanilla, maple upfront. the second degree gives you a little more of a gentle dark fruit scent. this one really hit me in the face in a very good way....appearance: very dark brown with no head whatsoever. little as far as lacing is concerned as well.....taste: maintains the consistency of the nose. oak, bourbon, vanilla, maple. it seems to be very boozy and warms the throat. a little more carbonation when compared to the regular version. medium to full body but not too thick.....i think i found a new fave!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was great. Notes of aged malt, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits and vinous. The flavor was a nice blend of bourbon and sweet aged malt. Dark fruits and vanilla matched the aroma. Nice chest warmth from the alcohol but can’t taste it. Woody notes with a medium to full body.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with some red showing through, not a huge head but soe exists and is almost a brown sugar colour. Aroma is filled with dark fruit, sweet malts, and come caramel/toffee. The flavour is devine and is very full. It’s not sticky or too full. I get some alcoholic heat in the middle for only a fleeting second. Lots of really nice toffee or burnt caramel at the end. There’s a lot going on in this and it’s really very nice.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle tasted at Saarlander’s SoCal tasting with saarlander, cquiroga, dirty_martini & kittiesandbeer, JohnC and others. Wow, super-awesome nose of oxidation and a bowl full of brown sugar and dark fruit. Sweet molasses flavor. Fn awesome.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: BA Fourth Dementia
dark brown with amber edges, wispy beige head, huge alcoholic bourbon aroma almost hiding the sweet dark fruit, big body, lots of sweet bourbon flavor, rich chocolate, lots of ripe dark fruits, the bourbon blends very well with the old ale, warming, the alcohol persists,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Ungstrup (32195) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. An unclear dark amber beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of over ripe fruit, and more subdued notes of fresh fruit. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of over ripe fruit, as well as a light touch of wood. Nice body.
Bartzilla (590) - 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 (3362) - Portland, 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 (3358) - 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.