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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle shared by ryan. Slightly hazy brown pour. Light tan head. Aroma has bourbon, but unlike other barrel aged beers is not overpowering. Notes of vanilla. Sweet fruity flavor. Notes of chocolate and apple. Honey and molasses malt. Subtle bourbon throughout. Warm bitter finish. Alcohol is noticeable but not harsh or overpowering. Really hides the alcohol well. I’m surprised its 11%.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 20, 2011
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (1318) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Pours a dark, date-colored brown with a thin, lasting white head. Aroma is dark fruits, dates, plum, brown sugar, oak, vanilla, caramel, and light boozy notes. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, and dark fruits - hides the booze well. Flavor has an odd, almost soapy off-flavor as well as an astringent mouthfeel that interrupts the thick, syrupy, chewy body. Maybe it’s the batch. This is still a delicious beer with an intoxicating aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2008
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnsense (1285) - - MAR 26, 2012
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 Had both on tap at Kuhnhenn and a bottle at home. Dark brown with a finger of head. Big gobs of lace. Aroma of bourbon, cherry, candy, dark caramel, slight booze. Complex taste of candied dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla, dark toffee, raisin, wood. Some alcohol warming but the barrle is integrated well without dominating this beer. A sipper and one i’ll be cellaring.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1280) - 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.


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