koleminer20 (345) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Kuhnhenn for the Winter Solstice. The pour is a really dark brown with hints of ruby and an off white thin head. Heavy complex aromas of marshmallow, vanilla, bourbon and caramel. The flavor is similar. A little more booziness than is detected in the nose, but the mouth feel is perfect. Just thick enough and the flavors last greatly.
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Garlic_of_Doom (343) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Justin, thanks! 2012 vintage.
Murky brown, no head, just some lacing.
Sweet, caramel/fudge and raisin dominated aroma. Some vanilla, bourbon and slight hops.
Taste is also overall sweet with raisins and figs, brown sugar/syrup, honey, slight hop bitterness and alcohol bite at the end.
Smooth and coating mouth feel.. Full body and low carbonation.
Long, sweet, dry after taste.
BlowOffTube (337) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorites. Pours a murky reddish brown with no head. The aroma is strong vanilla, fig, oak, and brown sugar. Taste is a nice caramel nuts, chocolate, fig notes, vanilla, and ends with bourbon and brown sugar. Perfect smooth carbonation and small burn. Great stuff.
jbrana (334) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet with a strong dark fruit presence that is met with vanilla, marshmallow, caramel, and slight bourbon. Has a slight tartness which helps balance the sweetness a little.
alliance100 (327) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at MBG Winter Festival - pours a cloudy brown. Bourbon , bready, dark fruit aromas. Heavy malt punch with very sweet bourbon and some warming alcohol. Very good.
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to rogee64 . Pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, caramel, chocolate, raisins, coconut. Taste is sweet, with more bourbon and dark fruit flavors, just a little alcohol. Dry woody, alcoholic finish. This beer is incredibly smooth, buttery even. Very full bodied, soft carbonation.
Doodler (311) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Derek for this bottle. Poured into a Duvel tulip with a hazy brown body and a small beige head. Nice nose of caramel, coconut, toffee and dark fruits. Starts with a bit of woodiness and jumps right to a caramel sweetness. Nice flavors of malt and raisins. Nice body. The finish has a vanilla note and a spicy, whisky dryness. Overall, smooth and sweet with little carbonation. This is an outstanding beer. Wonderfully balanced and deliciosos!
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poor is thick dark and syrupy. Not a lot of head. Smell is deep sweet molasses smoke. Taste is sweet dates molasses brown sugar. Sweet red fruits. Great beer thx kickinchalice.
kcorum10 (300) - Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish brown with absolutely no head. Aromas of roast, toasted toffee. Flavors of sweet caramel with a mild alcoholic burn on the finish. Yummy!
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz 2012 vintage to snifter. Pours deeper copper/amber with a Carmel colored head. The aroma stings the nostrils. Bourbon, booze, heavy malt, and some fruit show. The flavor is much better! Sticky caramel, plum, candy, wood, over ripe mango, and bourbon shine. Warming alcohol lingers from your throat into your belly. Sipper fo sho, but awesome stuff.