TylerJonScott (69) - Ontario, - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark clear mahogany with an off white ring of head that quickly disappears. Awesome aromas of caramel, figs, dates and malt. Tastes about the same with an intense kick from the alcohol. Long warm finish. Good unique brew.
Jayseppi (140) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredibly rich beer. Very thick and viscous in the mouth, definitely a dessert beer. Caramel, toffee, some charred marshmallow, and warm booziness. A touch of bitterness comes through and the finish lingers and leaves the tongue coated.
davey101 (647) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage. 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Huge thanks Tom! Pours a dark red/brown that lets through a little light. Thin khaki edging. Nose is huge dark fruits. Raisins and dates with gobs of toffee and caramel. Some underlying tobacco and light pleasant oxidation. A bit boozy. Taste is much the same. Caramel drenched dark fruits. Bright and big before ending on a lingering tobacco/licorice note. The bourbon barrel version is just about perfect whereas this is a little rough around the edges. Boozy and brash, this is a hell of a sipper.
gendv138 (975) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 ounce bottle pour at SAVOR’s Friday night session. Pours dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of syrup, dark fruit. Tasting notes of tart dark fruit, caramel, syrup, spices, brown sugar. Medium body with a dry finish.
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv fruchtig süß, reife Früchte, Karamell, alkoholisch, genauso ist auch der Geschmack.
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"2 oz" bottle pour at SAVOR’s Friday night session. Poured a clear copper color with a very small off-white head. Aroma was notes of toffee, some caramel character, brown sugar. Heat. Flavor was sweet caramel notes, some dried raisin notes. Interesting, but quite boozy. BA version is more mellowed and rounded.
pras (420) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Savor. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to try this. It was a big strong beer with lots of strong flavors to boot. Dried fruit, caramel, chocolate, with a nice boozy sweetness at the end. Well balanced and complex.
kevinsenn (1021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from lcbo. Dark brown with ruby highlights and lacing. Caramel toffee and dark fruit aroma. Booze and vanilla too. Dark fruit and caramel in the flavour, vanilla, and booze, but not too much. Bitter boozy finish. Big full body. Great, but I like the bourbon version even better.
SpongeRuiner (638) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to HisBoyElroy. This one pours a dark apple red. Not much head. The taste is very smooth. The 13.5% is almost not there at all. Extremely smooth. Very drinkable. A big apple skin flavor. A very nice alcohol mouthfeel. Just enough to balance it out. Good stuff.
VsXsV (2143) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Vintage 2011. Murky deep brown liquid with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, raw sugar, port wine, raisins, sweet alcohol, toffee and pumpernickel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, toffee, dried fruit and caramel. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation and sticky mouthfeel. Really nice.
charule (953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle from Kuhnhenn. Poured hazy dark red brown with very thin beige head. Strong aroma of dark fruits, burnt sugar caramel sweetness, cherry. Light carb, med bod. Taste quite sweet prune dark fruit, quite boozy.