Advocate_Ames (390) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle. Pours dark copper in color with a dissipating head that ends up leaving a fine layer of foam and a ring that hugs my glass. The aroma is full of bourbon, vanilla, carmel malts, very toffee like, and a hint of dark fruit. In tasting I noticed medium levels of sweet bourbon, rich malt flavor, sweet syrup like sugars, vanilla, hint of oak, and figs. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering of booze and sweetness. The beverage balances well for a high abv brew. Overall this is a must try for barrel aging fans.
CLevar (377) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by tyler, thanks a bunch for this. Muddy brown pour, very litte head, really just a light skim of small bubbles. Sticky bubbles on the side of the glass. Aroma is huge bourbon, brown sugar, slightly ashy, chocolate, toffee, salted caramel. Very nice. Taste is liquid brown sugar, oak, vanilla, and chocolate. Very slightly smokey and ashy, though not in a bad way. Some slight hints of dark fruit, raisins mostly. Really amazing. Very slight carbonation, just enough to lighten it on the tongue. Awesome.
alliance100 (375) - 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.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Swet molassis with a roasted, smokey vanilla scent. Tofee, slight vanilla but taste. Great body and depth. Very smooth and boozy in a good way.
Garlic_of_Doom (363) - 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.
jethrodium (357) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with almost no head and a few bubbles around the edge. No lacing. The aroma is huge vanilla, bourbon, caramel, and light chocolate, as well as quite a bit of booze. The taste is sweet with caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, and some light chocolate. The finish has a strong alcohol presence. Full bodied. Low carbonation. This was quite good despite the alcohol being very prominent.
jckp64 (355) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle. Pours dark and cloudy with a ring for a head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, caramel malts. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, caramel malts and hints of barrel. Has a great bourbon finish. Love this beer!
jbrana (352) - 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.
kcorum10 (320) - 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!
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.