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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
December 2005 batch #4 of Fourth Dementia that spent 6 months in a bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2007
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2007
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2007
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5581) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bottle shared by leopoldStoch at Columbus tasting 6, thanks! Dirty dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, spices, vanilla, oak and other bourbon elements along with bready malt. Flavors of bourbon and vanilla, light spices and chocolate seemed to be the most evident. Sweet with a nice warming booziness and a sublte spiciness...somewhat hot boozey finish. A nice winter warmer to be sure, this stuff was good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Thanx to Boboski for this.This was a real treat.Pours a a nice dark copper with a fasr dissipating head.Has a medicine like aroma.The alcohol was present but not dominant.Hints of chocolate, dark fruits and bourbon.The finish was a tad spicy with the alcohol lingering a bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Dense, mostly opaque chestnut and mahogany body. Barely visible but steady carbonation rises up through a muddy looking, thick, semi-oily liquid, but never manages to form a real head. Lacing is sparse but thick and gobby. Aroma is comprised of heavy caramel malt, mild oxidation(but a pleasant variety, from extended barrel aging no doubt), cocoa, nutty malts, some light tinges of fruit. Bourbon in the nose is elegant, heavy and smells of quality. Tannic notes and dark citrus mingle with vanilla and alcohol, bouncing wildly off each other with each whiff. Toasted malts come to light as the glass warms. This certainly tastes like barrel aged 4th Dementia, but it also seems like it spent too long in the barrel. Sweet, sugary caramel and vanilla are the predominant tastes, backed by more citrus and fig notes. Very tasty, but the standard offering was much more exciting. Palate is oily and unrefined with biting tannins. Mouthfeel is succulently full. Finishes moderately sweet, then leaves a lingering semi-dry barrel and toasted caramel twang behind. The thing about this beer that stands out the most is how much less life it has than the standard 4th Dementia...some things are better left as they were intended originally.

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