MbpBugeye (39) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Huge thanks to Normyk for this bottle. The regular Fourth Dementia was a long time want of mine, and it was fantastic. I didnt even know they make a BA verson.
Poured into a Jackie O’s snifter after a steak and potatoes dinner.
A- This version is a little more muddy looking than its non-barreled counterpart. Its a burnt chestnut brown with cool hues leaning towards purple. No real head at all but I expected this. The thick liquid does give some nice veins streaming down the glass.
S- Woah this smell is phenomenal. After having the regular 4D I didnt think the BA version could be much better, until now. Bourbon is artfully woven into a toffee and cherry tapestry. Parts of this aroma are so rich and sweet that it smells like fresh baked cookies. Alcohol is huge but well rounded and softened by figgy fruits and soft barrel notes.
T- This earns a big fat nickel for the flavor as well. One of the very best tasting beers Ive come across. It is exactly the kind of beer that Im in the mood for. This beer is deep. Toffee, nougat, caramelized fruits, black cherries and some subtle, smooth vanilla. There is a brief spiciness like bowl of bread pudding. This is very much a dessert beer, or should I say, after dinner beer. Its sweet and boozy but elegantly balanced and smooth.
M- Carbonation is nearly flat but it works so well with this beer. It has a slightly sticky body with unabashed alcohol burn.
D- The alcohol warmth prevents one from drinking this fast. This is simply an amazing night cap of a beer.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudy iced tea brown with no head. The nose is tobacco, caramel, sweet bourbon, vanilla. The taste is bourbon, molasses, beachnut chew, wood and vanilla. Medium bodied. Very good. 4.5
gEUS (1055) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage 330 ml bottle at home. Pours deep brown amber with a tiny light beige head. Rich vanilla and milk chocolate nose, raisins and fresh forest nut aroma’s, deep caramel. Rich body, vanilla sweetness and slight bitterness, with quite some heat, yet well balanced with the sweetness. Taste of rich salty caramel and tangerine bitterness. Nice!
fiammanghilla (554) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia 355ml (2011), ordinata su domus birrae e bevuta a casa.
Color caramello bruciato praticamente senza schiuma.
Corpo oleoso e potente, l’alcol si fa sentire sul finale, scaldando parecchio.
Malti in evidenza già al naso, che proseguono in bocca, legnosità ed una punta di bourbon. Finale amaro ed alcolico.
Difficile ma imponente.
ClubGonzo (4022) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap sample at CBC 2014. Dark clear mahogany body, medium creamy off-white head. Nose is sweet caramel, burnt sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon and hints of wood, peanuts and alcohol. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, wood, peanuts, alcohol, muscovado sugars and hints of syrup and caramel. Full body, medium carbonation. Lovely strong and sweet stuff again from Kuhnhenn.
StoutHead (636) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Pours a deep brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is of toasted malt and caramel. Taste is of sweet dark fruits, malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Overall short aftertaste, although notes of the barrel ageing sticks around for a while. Medium body and carbonation. Very good for an ale, but it really is the barrel ageing that makes it something special.
Lilja (1632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smakprov på CBC 2014. Smak och doft av torkad frukt som fikon och dadlar, bourbon, choklad, russin, choklad och vanilj, Rund ,krämig och len. Stor sötma som balanseras upp av alkoholen. Mycket fin.
jmgreenuk (4337) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at CBC 2014. Poured a murky dark brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma is rich fruit sticky treacle toffee. The flavour is medium sweet with a rich sticky toffee pudding palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Where is the alcohol? That’s the sign of a great beer.
Vignale (2059) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smakprov på CBC 2014. Stor söt kropp och mycket Bourbon. Fudge, knäck, vanilj, fat, russin, ddadlar, fikon och mycket bourbon. Stor och söt men alkoholen balanserar en hel del. Stora smaker, komplex och söt. Riktigt bra.
hackobock (1356) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ CBC. Pours dark red brownish with a small tan head. Aroma is lots of bourbon up front, vanilla, oak, caramel, figs. Taste is sweet, vanilla caramel, figs, bourbon. Medium/full bodied with a smooth and creamy texture, lasting bourbon sweetness.
Defreni (2602) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fad på CBC: Masser af vanilie fra bourbonen i duften på denne brunlige øl. Det er især dette der trækker ratingen op da den faktisk ikke har så forfærdeligt meget andet at byde. Igen eneste negative oplevelse på denne ølfestival var betjeningen på denne stand.