yngwie (14342) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Not much head produced, some beige bubbles though, clear, dark brown body underneath. The booze on the nose is sure present, but it just fills out the blanks, if any, left by the caramel, vanilla, oxidation, dried fruits, hints of chocolate and coffee and oxidation. The alcohol is much more evident in the flavor, sort of pushing, but far from annoying. Oxidation hints, some vanilla and a good dash of caramel and dried fruits. Full-bodied, warming and low on carbonation. Long, warming finish. A really nice beer, not sure if it deserves a top 50 rating, but it’s sure nice. 110819
Dedollewaitor (14157) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Entered to celebrate my 7900th Rating. Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours cloudy amber with a small off white head. Bourbon, dark fruit , caramel and vanilla. So uffin complex. Kahlua, coffee and sweet milk - just much more complex. This is amazing. Sippable...
Theis (13896) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home - Tasting. Clear very dark red/brown - white head. Raisins, fruity, bourbon, boozy, nutty, light honey notes, licorice, oiley, dark fruits, sweetness, ligh tryebread. Lovely. Do it with a triple chocolate porter chocolat, raisins.
Travlr (13697) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 bottle. Thin brown color. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch. Some bourbon in the taste. Interesting and tasty.
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper color, small brown head. Vanilla and toffee in the nose. Full-bodied. Sweet, toffeish, vanilla, some wood and alcohol. Sticky. Quite straightforward.
Leighton (12237) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Others Tasting, London - many thanks to Paul for providing this one. Pours lightly murky red-brown with pretty much no head. Nose of alcohol, ripe fruits, meat and sugary bread. Big sweet flavor, fairly boozy, with light earth, brown bread, some medicinal qualities, plums. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. Hot finish with some syrupy caramel, rich bread, dry toffee and light dirt. Somewhat tasty. It’s not a graceful beer - at all - but there are some novel elements to it.
Rasmus40 (12217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Camons tasting, courtesy of adnielsen. Hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dried fruit, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. Excellent beer. 120712
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle, 2010 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, oak, raisins, vinous, toffee, and caramel. Flavor of oak, toffee, vanilla, raisins, toasted coconut, caramel, light bourbon, and chocolate.
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The beer pours a murky dark brown color with a small layer of off-white/kahki head.
S: Smells like big time -bals. Tongs of bourbon and vanilla with a touch of oak. Lots of great dark fruits like raisins and dates, brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. A touch of sherry in there as well.
T: Damn this is delicious. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and plenty of vanilla. Lots of bourbon, a bit of oak, maybe even some coconut in there too. A nice chocolatey oxidation to it and some more of the sherry flavor.
M: The body is medium to full with a smooth and sufficient carbonation.
D: It’s kind of boozy, but damn is this stuff is tasty. I could drink a bottle of this almost any day.
argo0 (11726) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, 2005 vintage, thanks kmweaver) Minimal beige head atop cloudy dark-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, toffee, caramel, tobacco. Taste is sweet, caramel, vanilla/Bourbon, some alcohol burn. Medium-full body, low carbonation.