rob6239 (671) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours clear and dark almost black. Slight frothy head. Strong fruity aroma. Taste has sweet fruit, perhaps some licorice.
Barrelbelly (658) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with no head. Sweet coffee/toffee and caramel aroma. High sweet alcohol finish.
demmbonz (631) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Dark brown. Thin ring. Dark brown sugary sweetness. Some dark yummy fruits but mostly just burnt sugar and booze.
michaelinwa (627) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour, minimal head, strong aroma of raisin, dried fruit, licorice...very nice. Flavor is intense raisin, soy sauce, cherries, chocolate...wow this is complex. Very noticeable alcohol presence, but it works. So many flavors and they all play well together. Soft carbonation. Lingering complex finish with pronounced alcohol burn. Moderately full mouthfeel. This thing rocks. I love this beer. A favorite.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle from 48FaninCali. Thanks Austin. Pours a rich mahogany (like Ron Burgundy ’s office) with very little head. Aroma is a ton of bourbon and some caramel, licorice and toffee. Taste follows the nose. Bourbon predominates with lots of sweetness. An amazing beer. I will need to trade for more.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just found my rating of this from trip to the brewery in December. Pours with a light tan head. Aroma is rich of vanilla, some spice, caramel and bourbon. Taste is much the same. Huge flavor with a lot going on. I think I like the regular fourth dimentia slightly better. But this is still amazing.
JRock72 (605) - - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at DLD. Thanks for the share. Very dark with small head. Taste of brown sugar and other really dark fruits. Hint of oak. Very well done.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, seriously? Thanks to Ashley (I hope that is the proper spelling. After sharing such a great beer, it would be a shame to butcher your name) for bringing this to the tasting. I’ve been dying to try this ever since Badnewsbeers threw in the regular version as a trade bonus last year. This has all of the great dark fruit, sweet candied sugar, and spices of the original with some heavy damn bourbon as well. Another level of complexity has been skillfully added without taking much away from the base. Well done.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2010 2005 Bottle shared w/ Chris & Simon. The type of beer you crack open, hold to your nose, smile, then laugh...don’t get much better than this. I really wanted to objectively "rate" this ... Very few beers that I’ve come across can compare. So rich, so decadent, so "WOW!". This is just about perfect for my taste ... that deep, dark, caramel - raisin - choco - fig - amazing wood combo ... smoothed out with a ridiculous velvety mouthfeel...a gum massage. Sweet, but in an amazing way ... that powerful sweet that stays dry. If there was ever a beer that overwhelmed the taste buds with the smallest of sips, this is it. Amazing how well this has held up. Slight oxidation, but no where near going far south. Hopefully we meet again
ekoerper (592) - Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: toasted malts, toffee, molasses and brown sugar, nice bourbon notes, rich and slightly sweet, dark ripe fruits.
Appearance: pours a brown/tan color, a bit murky, thin tan head with short retention.
Flavor: lots of rich molasses and toffee, toasty malts, chocolate, fairly sweet but under control, bourbon, oak, slightly earthy, some plum and dates.
Palate: full body, low-medium carbonation, chewy.
Overall: great brew, quite complex, nice balance.