BlowOffTube (335) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorites. Pours a murky reddish brown with no head. The aroma is strong vanilla, fig, oak, and brown sugar. Taste is a nice caramel nuts, chocolate, fig notes, vanilla, and ends with bourbon and brown sugar. Perfect smooth carbonation and small burn. Great stuff.
kcorum10 (300) - Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish brown with absolutely no head. Aromas of roast, toasted toffee. Flavors of sweet caramel with a mild alcoholic burn on the finish. Yummy!
Errl (1266) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extra from Jstax. Thanks a Bunch Boss..this beer is amazing..Hazy brown pour, with a smooth light tan head..Nose is sticky, bourbon, vanilla, barrel, sweetness, caramel, figs, chocolate..Taste is very smooth vanilla, bourbon, barrel, caramel toffee, cotton candy, marshmallow, nutty..Very nice beer.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at cfobes tasting. Not sure who brought this one but thanks. Bourbon and oak with a good dose of coffee aramel and vanilla. Pretty darn awesome.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle through trade from Matt, Ruby brown pour with minimal head, aroma of bourbon and tons of malt. Lots caramel, toffee, malt flavors, bit of heat.
BeerandBlues2 (8989) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours dark brown with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie, and toast malt with dates and figs, light alcohol, candied fruits and bourbon. Flavor is malt dominant with oak and bourbon, vanilla, toffee, figs and dates, light alcohol, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
chris__hartley (265) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours mahogany with ruby highlights; the head is almost non-existent, it is tan. The aroma has notes of: toffee, molasses, candied-figs, candied-dates, leather, and vanilla. The taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter; there are notes of: all the aroma notes, liquorice, cough medicine (medicinal note), and alcohol. The palate is full bodied, no carbonation, very sticky, and a long sweet finish. Overall, can feel a bit overwhelming, definitely a desert beer.
cbfobes (2093) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 12oz bottle shared at local tasting, pours a murky brown with a thin light brown head, the aroma is really sweet with a good amount of oak and bourbon notes coming through, the flavor has a sweet front end with a finish of caramel and a little bit of dark chocolate, the 13% is completely hidden, nice thick mouthfeel too, nice.
Borup (4886) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Dark amber colour with very small head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, oak, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruit and spice.
jgb9348 (4436) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown coloured body with some nice violet coloured highlights and no head at all to speak of. Aroma of oak, vanilla, whiskey, scotch and a bit of earth - but the differences of the normal beer are massive. Very full-bodied; Viscous feel with a ton of alcohol and whiskey flavours with too much depth, and almost a scotch-like drink, not many beer-like flavours at all. Aftertaste is complex, but focused solely around whiskey, oak, bourbon and alcohol - this has the warmth of scotch and seemingly as much alcohol! Overall, a solid beer - but too much whiskey/scotch aging - this tastes like a spirit and not like a beer. Nice if that’s what you like, but if you do, you should probably be avoiding beer. I preferred the non-barrel aged. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 28-April-2011 for US$7.99 sampled at home in Washington, in conjunction with the normal version of the 4th D old ale, on 18-May-2013 celebrating a Detroit victory over Chicago in Game #2 of the 2013 NHL Playoffs. Beer #9 of my 4000rating extravaganza (of 9 total). 2010 Bottle