Jeroenhensen (127) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Laatste avond als.ongetrouwde man...
Zeer speciale quad, zacht, bourbon, milde afdronk! Uniek.
ansalon (847) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours caramel with no head. Aroma is caramel, plum, marinated figs, honey, muscovado sugar, oak. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, honey, figs, plum, ripe apple. Very good!
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Nocturne (605) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Hazy dark amber pour with thin ring of head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, fruitiness. Smells very refined. Taste is toffee, brown sugar, varnish. Bit too much varnish. Barrels kicking in as it finishes. Nice, but didn’t really improve over the original in my view.
Mora2000 (5309) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour with a white head. The aroma is full of whiskey with some strong oak and bourbon notes. The flavor is similar. I get a good dose of bourbon and toffee as well as some cherries. Overall, the flavor is a bit muddy. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A disappointment after loving the regular and Batch 9 version of this beer.
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a corked sealed bottle it is a dark amber Colorado eithba off white head. The aroma is of sweet sherry the taste is vanilla infused with Bourbon and raisins which leadscto a very sweet finish.
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a corked and caged 375 ml bottle shared at home. Pours a clear brownish amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of banana lacquer. Flavors of oak, vanilla, caramel and raisins. Moderate to heavy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Sweet boozy finish.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - corked & caged 375 ml) Deep copper pour with a creamy tan head. Big oak and sweet malt aroma with a good sweet vanilla and bourbon backbone. Flavor has that same mixture of sweet malts and the sweetness from the bourbon barrel but them moves to a slightly earthy and dark fruit middle with a different hint of wood note at the finish. Very smooth and silky without that overly boozy feel to it.
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a dark murky caramel brown color. No head to speak of. Aroma is very woody up front. Bourbon notes, a bit of vanilla. Large dark fruit notes. Some bready notes. The initial flavor is smooth, typical quad flavors that roll into a nice barrel character that finishes with a significant alcohol burn. After taste is bready and malty and I can’t get past the barrel to enjoy the beer. The beer is very smooth for what it is, but I don’t know what else to say here. Not my style.
rangerred (842) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml bottle into a goblet. Batch #12
Pours a hazy dark brown with just a thin, wispy head. Some ok lacing but nothing really special.
Bourbon is quite prominant in the aroma and this makes since as 91% of this batch was aged in bourbon barrels. The vanilla and smoke is complimented by raisin and plum along with a very pleasant yeasty note. It is very reminiscent of pipe tobacco. Quite Nice.
Loads of bourbon on the taste but it is somewhat muted. This, of course, contributes lots of vanilla and char notes along with a touch of caramel. Dark fruits permeate underneath with raisin and plum. Sweetness is held in check with just a light stickiness washing over the tongue. Light bitterness as well.
Overall, this is an awesome beer. The quad/bourbon combination is interesting and works quite well here. I am very interested to try some of the other barrel blends as they sound very interesting. While this beer is a bit on the pricey side, it is well worth the occassional splurge.
Dazz3 (1463) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Smells and tastes oak, vanilla, nuttty and caramell malty with a similar finish.