Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown ale with almost no head. In aroma, plum, molasses, wood extract, soy sauce, woody and fragrant. In mouth, a viscous maple insanity, with licorice, warming alcohol, dark mashed fruits, extreme but good, but also difficult. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 9, 2011.
rlgk (9030) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - 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.
Bov (8989) - 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
Ratman197 (8860) - 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.
hopscotch (8460) - 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 (8450) - 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+%.
daknole (8331) - 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!
JoeMcPhee (8168) - 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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NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012 Bottle @ home, courtesy of bushmat1. Reddish, black appearance with no head. Sweet, caramel, cool bourbon, smooth, thick molasses, amazing nose. Delicious toffee, caramel, dried fruit, sweet, sweet bourbon flavor. Caramel, bourbon aftertaste. Really unbelievable. Holy fucking shit- this is just about the best stuff ever.