Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown beer with no head retention; strong aroma of prune and cane sugar; very sweet; moderate carbonaton; full-bodied and gently sticky; residual sweetness and a long aftertaste of prunes with strong warming alcohol notes - out of balance and deeply overrated imho
Leighton (8751) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours dark brown with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie, and toast malt with dates and figs, light alcohol, candied fruits and bourbon. Flavor is malt dominant with oak and bourbon, vanilla, toffee, figs and dates, light alcohol, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (BIG thanks Scott!!) poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of toffee, bourbon, alcohol, plum, raisin and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of toffee, plum, raisin, bourbon, light orange and light oak with a smooth warming lingering fruity bourbon finish.
rlgk (8508) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at CBC 2013. Dark amber/brown beer with a nice beige head. Vanilla and oak aroma, caramel, raisins, floral notes, toffee, dades, some licorice. Fruity flavor, caramel, toffee, dades, candy, warming alcohol, raisins, prunes, figs, chocolate, woody notes, some bourbon. Full bodied and with a great vanilla, toffee and oak finish.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Muddy dark brown ale with a small, khaki head. Smells like prune juice and bourbon with an afterthought of wood. Boozy, sweet flavor with lots of dark fruit; mainly dried plum followed by tangy sour mash. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Finishes sweet with plenty of alcohol warmth. Nice!
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle (mine says 13.5%). Poured a dark and muddy brown color with a very small sized tan head. Aromas of lots of wood, oak, caramel, vanilla, marshmallows, dark fruits, and bourbon. Tastes of dark fruits, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Sweet but not cloying. Some alcohol burn in the finish, but expected for 13+%.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown/black pour. Rich chewy malt aroma. An intense oak and bourbon component over a meaty sort of umami backbone. Intense and rich. A lot of vanilla and oak. Caramel and cooked toffee along with some figgy sweetness. Lovely brew.
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daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deyholla hooks it up! Dark brown pour. Toffee, whiskey, caramel, maple, brown sugar aroma. Flavor is rich and decadent. Tons of toffee, bourbon, maple, molasses, dates. Wow!
Sammy (7734) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on cask at the brewpub, courtesy of the owners. This aged in bourbon cask was rich and thick. The aromas were delightful, and that carried even more so in the taste, which demonstrated wine and cognac notes. I would love some of this after a special supper. Thick carmel body. Reddish brown