Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is a dark cola into my Lions Pride snifter. Aroma is Bourbon vanilla, booze, loads of wood and a flutter of fig, molasses, plenty of dark toffee. Smooth mouthfeel with a bit of hotness. Flavor is intense bourbon, sweet sticky toffee, rich and malty with flutters of cherry flesh and fig.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle received in a trade. Sampled along the regular version with 2mikes. Dark red-brown with a tiny head that dissipated immediately. Nose is rich sweet malt, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and booze. Taste is massive booze and rich sweet. Hot and sharp. Medicine and cherry and warming bourbon. Big and fuzzy and gorgeous.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012. Oaky with figs and dates. Booze massages the throat while caramel and bold malts dance on my taste buds. Far too easy to drink, and drains from my glass way too quickly. Mmmm.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was great, it seemed to pour with almost no head, and had a very nice golden raisin color to it. Aromas were all raisins, wood, bourbon and molasses. The taste was full of sweet malts, soft oak flavors and a finish of mellow bourbon. Given the alcohol content I can say it was very hidden and easy to drink. Thanking OmegaX for this share.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Many many thanks to Jan and Charlotte fr this. Raisin brown color with a tiny brown head that disappears. Wonderful sweet malty aroma with roasted notes, caramel, bourbon,vanilla,wood. Just lovely ! Sweet malty flavour, easy drinkable without noticing the high abv, wood,bourbon,caramel, Very complex, yet extremely balanced and drinkable.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 12oz Bottle. Generously shared by Dennis at Danger Abbey. Pours a muddy, clay brown color with a
thin ring of wispy off-white head. Dark fruit aromas ooze from my glass, complimented by some dense caramel
melanoidins. The bourbon characters are present, but melds delightfully with the base beer to create sensations
of rum-soaked raisins, vanilla laden brown sugar, and peppery figs. Full bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a sticky texture. Decadent flavors of bourbony caramel melanoidins and loads of dark fruits. Slightly oxidized, but the enhanced fruit characters add to the beer’s complexity, and the sticky sugars left behind are ample enough to hide any potential problems with body thinness. Vanilla, figs, and peppery oak and left lingering on the palate in the finish. Some mild oak tannins linger behind in a desperate attempt to dry up the sugars, but fail. To say this is over-the-top would be an under-statement, but everything is incredibly delicious.
dresden (1296) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown with a ruby undertone, light tan head and slight carbonation. Nice bourbon aroma, sweet caramel, vanilla, marshmallow, dark fruits. Incredible complex bourbon and vanilla, molasses and caramel, oak and fig. Good god this is great. Thanks Ian!
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle from ksurkin, thanks Ken!) Pours out reddish brown with a very thin tan head that quickly fades to nothing. Aroma is strong of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and caramel. Smells somewhat similar to creme brulee’. There’s also some coconut and faint soy sauce. Bit of butterscotch. Flavor possesses a strong bourbon presence, with plenty of charred oak taking up a significant portion of the flavor when this is cooler, and it definitely interferes with my perception of the malts. As this warms, the barrel tones down a bit, and I get more flavors of dark fruits, caramel, and some chocolate. Some oxidation too. The alcohol is very strong in this and it singes the tongue when drinking. Mouthfeel is very full and viscous and carbonation is restrained. Overall, this is a good beer, and it would be great if the alcohol were toned down and the barrel character was more restrained.
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle, thanks Guerde!] Pours reddish brown with virtually no head. Aroma is boozy, but some fruitiness (raspberry and cherry), coconut, oak, chocolate and caramel. Taste is very hot, some oxidation has flattened the malt a bit, some chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits in the background.Thick, smooth, long finish. Overall, it got better the longer I drank it, but not quite as good as the original. Thanks again, Guerde!
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not saved for my 1000th, but very carefully selected - Deep dark chestnut body with a big beige head; Huge deep warm nose, carameled smooth with a sneaky fruity bite, clear oak Bourbon aromas with loads and loads of humid French prunes swimming around; The body is like fluid silk with small perfect needles of carbonation and bitterness sticking everywhere in your mouth, almost non existing but they are there, carameled sweet and very very true; It finishes with a super balanced bourbon touch an alcohol fruity bite covered by a thick down duvet of light super soft feathers from former east European guard geese. Amazing true special and very very great