BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barrel Aged Bottle. Pours with a hazy golden orange hued body with no head. Aromas are of celery seed, brown sugar, honey, toffee and lots of caramel. Esters, dark fruits, light barrel. Flavors are maple and very sweet. Fruity, marmalade, alcohol, barrel. Syrupy mouthfeel with low carbonation and light tannin.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Kan, thanks! Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweetness with grain and cookie with an underlying slight light hop bitterness. Flavor starts sweet with caramel and grains and has a slight hop bitterness as well as a bit of warming alcohol.
pantanap (3153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Courtesy of Wallace... Pours a semi-opaque deeper mahogany hue and topped with a thin soapy film of head... ArOma of rich toffee and caramel with toffee. Heat provided by the barrel, light burnt toasty malt... Flavors are big and very much a continuance of the nose. Rich malty but not too big in terms of body. Somewhat prickly carbonation. Heated and warm. Also consumed and rated at Adams wedding - in front of the camera. Embarrassing.
drfabulous (2949) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce thanks to qspandrew. Oct 2011 bottling. Bottle 142 of 280. Rare Batch # 250. Muddy brown pour. Little head. Caramel and burnt brown sugar. Alcohol in the nose. Vanilla. Coconut. This is likely one I should have shared, but what the hell. I save too many beers and they go unshared these days.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to starrdogg for sharing this bottle. Served in a snifter.
Pours a moderate brown-caramel color with a thin off-white head and just a few spots of lacing. The nose carries a bit of bourbon and wood with some molasses and toffee-like sweetness in the background. Flavor is similar, though not quite as integrated. The bourbon and backing malt never quite mesh, as the bourbon stands out and the malt is more of just a sweetness to the background. Feel is nice and smooth; very rich. Very good overall.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle... seared is right, like many other Lawson’s barrel aged beers this is really hot and needs some time but I came around to it eventually... some nice vanilla notes save this... get it and sit it