Ferris (12729) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Butterscotch, vanilla, bourbon, and raisin. Deep cloudy brown with a small off white head. Bourbon, anise, raisin, plum and a bit of roast with barrel notes throughout. Nice, but I actually like the regular better.
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.
Scopey (12508) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 (bottle acquired via trade) at THE others tasting. It pours deep red-brown with a limited beige head. The nose is meaty, oxo cubes, beef, wood, earth, toasted coconut, hint of bourbon, faint blue cheese and some alcohol warmth. The taste is wood, meaty, earth, big alcohol warmth, bourbon, sticky dark fruit, caramel, dark chocolate and varnish, with a dry, warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Nice depth of flavour, but the alcohol warmth spoils it for me.
bierkoning (12389) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jrallen74, thanks!! Deep dark brown color. Dried fruit, raisin, hints of oak and plums in the aroma. Malty, very sweet flavor. Warming alcohol. Poro. Bourbon barrels. Dried red fruit. Plums and licorice. Full bodied, thick and sticky on the tongue. Oak and subdued hops compensate the sugary sweetness.
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Victors Fantasy Tasting-12oz bottle-pours a disappearing off white head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, some spice hops. Taste is medium/dark malt-caramel, secondary spice/earthy hops.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, 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.
thewolf (12080) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ CBC 2014. Pours hazy chestnut with a small, creamy, beige film head. Aroma has fat caramel, Bourbon, sweetness, vinious. Medium to low carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour has good Bourbon, vanilla, fat caramel, apple. Extremely sweet.
Bov (11974) - 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
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at papsoe. clear brown, small offwhite head.
aroma is boozy and phenolic, spicy roasted malts,
flavor is bourbon.phenolic, wood, spicy malts, booze is too strong compared to the rest.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two bottles, 2010 and 2011 vintages, tried side by side. From two generous traders, but sadly I cannot remember who sent them my way. :( Thanks to whomever you are.
2010 vintage. Pours a turgid brown color with a thin creamy tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of huge toffee, notes, caramel, wood, very mild whiskey and dark fruits. The taste is cherries, stone fruits, toffee, caramel, burnt sugar, toasted wood, mild whiskey, mild hops. Full bodied, slightly chewy, low carbonation, quite boozy. Nice. 7/3/8/3/15/3.6
2011 vintage pours a turgid brown color with a very thin tan collar of head. Aroma of raisin, toffee, wood, whiskey, umami. The taste is toffee, wood, salty notes, currants, bourbon and a bit of chocolate. Full bodied, very hot, low carbonation, somewhat chewy. 6/3/6/3/13
The 2010 version is much better balanced, smoother, less harsh.