Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Plovmand, thanks a lot bro!
Pours mahogany with a tan rim.
Lovely sweet bourbon aroma with notes of caramel, figs, vanilla booze, raisins, rock candy and prunes.
The flavour is dominated by bourbon but also raisins, caramel, figs and vanilla.
Lovely brew, would love to try it again.
Barrelbelly (723) - 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.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy murky brown with no head and no lace. There is intense aromas with vanilla, candied brown sugar, toffee, tart cherries, caramel, and chocolate. The aroma is very tell-tale that this was aged in bourbon barrels. Immediately, the beer is flat while being a bit hot and boozy. Loads of chocolate and caramel on the palate. The vanilla is also rather intense with some tart cherries, candied sugars, and charred oak. The finish is surprisingly short.
demmbonz (706) - 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.
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to jrob21 for bringing this supremely delicious beer over. Pours as dark as brown can be without being black with a relatively small brownish tan head. Scent is candy, bourbon, and booze. Bourbon flavor blends extremely well with sweet old ale flavors. Thick as mud. Bottle - Share from jrob21
rob6239 (677) - 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.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours visibly flat, murky mahogany colour. Nose is tannic and insanely malty perceivable far above the glass. Suggestions of chocolate almond spread, tannic oak, a bit bourbon, and banana bread. Flavour is a bit hot and oaky as f@#&!!!! Nutty aftertaste, mostly almond and walnut with some hints of brown sugar-coated pecans. This is an indulgent malt bomb fer sher. Sweet with just enough heat not to be too cloying. Palate is silken, with a long duration, coating tooth and gum. Very full-bodied.
michaelinwa (656) - 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.
ebone1988 (628) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is sweet, butterscotch, toffee, oak barrel. Appearance is apple cider brown, light tan head. Taste is much the same as the aroma, super complex, the barrel adds a lot of booze qualities and a new character. Mouthfeel is perfect, creamy, thick, lovely. Overall, I love this beer, but prefer the original 4D to the barrel-aged counterpart.
hamilton23 (619) - 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.