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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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December 2005 batch #4 of Fourth Dementia that spent 6 months in a bourbon barrel.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1236) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
A-- Poured a dark murky brown. Bits of ruby, that are close to purple looking. Just a bit of off white film. Obvious and thick alcohol legs and quick fading spotty lacing. Honestly quite ugly looking beer. S-- Oak, bourbon, vanilla, Carmel, toasted marshmallow, figs, alcohol and dark fruits. Really settled down into the barrel characters and marshmallow. Big massive nose. Insanely rich and powerful. T-- Big dose of alcohol off the bat. Bourbon, oak, thick and rich carmel, fig, and marshmallow. Only issue is the heat from the ABV but this is just silly in the taste. M-- Thick and rich. Slightly sweet. Might have needed a bit more time ageing to smooth out more. Lots of figs, toasted coconut, and stewed plumbs in the mouth. Quite slick and finishes with a bit of alcohol heat and a lot of toasted coconut. Nice. O-- Big massive sipper. Close to wine like in complexity. Lots of alcohol is the only real negative to this. Brilliantly done and just a treat to drink if you like high ABV and high gravity beers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle in trade, I think from LeopoldStoch. Shared with hellomynameis and a friend of mine at my house. This was very nice. The barrel aging was clearly present in the aromas, it wasn;t overdone.Still loads of malty goodness and some dark fruit notes. This was good when it wasn’t BA’ed and it still is very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle pours murky brown with low head and carb. Aroma is sweet dark fruits and bourbon oak. Taste is similar with a thick sweet booze finish, but easy to drink

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1212) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2011
(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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
#700---Big props to leopoldstoch for sharing this at C-bus 6. Lots of sweet malt scents with some bourbon. Dark brown body with little head. Medium to full palate offers a great mix of sweet, sugary tastes mixed with some roasted malts and caramel malts. A hint of the alcohol shows up--but nothing that detracts from the experience.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Draft. Aroma has notes of dark dried fruits, bourbon, caramel. Dark brown hue with an average off-white head. Palate is heavy sweet and bitter. Surprised at how balanced and well integrated the bourbon was. Really enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1197) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle, 2012 batch, 03/4/2013. Pours dark brown, thin creamy light tan head, tight watery lacing around the glass. Aroma is vanilla, sweet caramel with chocolate, brown sugar, marshmallow, dark raisin bread, oak. Taste is caramel toffee fudge, dark fruity malts, darker bready notes floating behind a rich bourbon finish. Thick palate, chewy yet fluffy mouthfeel. Complex and decadent, great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1165) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours murky brown with no head at all. Nose is very alcoholic, raisins, roasty, bubblegum, sweet malts, licorice, vanilla, woody, soy and nuts. Taste is very sweet and alcoholic. Huge beer. Full bodied, thick oily texture and not much carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours deep chestnut, topped with a small tan head. Really enticing aroma, with lots of wood, vanilla and dark fruit in the forefront, with molasses and raisin the back. Dark fruit hits the palate first, with the woody, boozy character building and taking over. Bourbon lingers on the palate. A little boozy, but otherwise its pretty solid.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1162) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
12oz 2012 vintage bottle. Aroma is rich and malty with a moderate bourbon note with light oak and vanilla. Lots of caramel with light toffee and toasted bread notes. Hints of raisin, fig and alcohol. Pours a flat murky brown with some ruby notes to it. Absolutely no head and no lacing. Medium small legs though. Flavor is rich and sweet with some caramel and toffee. Amber candi sugar with light toasted bread. Moderate bourbon notes with light oak and vanilla. Moderate raisin and light fig esters. Medium bitterness and moderate alcohol notes. Lingering sweetness, caramel, toffee and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with fairly low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall a very tasty beer, but I expected a bit more from this beer as well. Its a fairly ugly beer, very murky but it otherwise tastes pretty nice. Carbonation is a bit low. Malt and barrel character is very nice and well balanced.


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