j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ for the multi-K tasting. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Big booze and malt with a heaping spoonful of cardamom. Medium bodied, sweet with a bit more spice. Smooth vanilla and sweet caramel. Too sweet for me.
Maltser85 (323) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown with an off white head. Aroma of oak, honey, vanilla, cardamom, some soft dark fruits, fig. Taste is similar, with less emphasis on the barrel, but still present. A tasty treat, will be great for the holidays.
cards04 (2031) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is so good. Pours a dark honey color. Aromas are honey and figs. Vanilla and caramel. Damn. There’s something in this that makes my cheeks pucker... And I like it. Honey, vanilla, bourbon. Everything good in life in a bottle. Thanks Adam aka maltser85 for another masterpiece.
Blairgus (2870) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
30 may 2014, bottle. Amber, clear occasional bubbles. Honey, alcohol, toffee, raisins, cinnamon, apple pie. Med body and mildly fizzy. Sugary, apple pie, malty. Awesome!
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blipp (6508) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Malty sweet and fruity, light toasted malts, light earthy and toffee notes, and a quick balanced finish. Good stuff.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the 11K/7K/5K. Aroma is praline, molasses, bourbon, and oak. Pours barleywine sepia with no real head. Taste is bourbon, cardamom, brown sugar, and oak. A little overwhelming for the senses and not in a friendly way. Just a bit too much spice fighting with booze. This was worth drinking 3oz. and then moving on.
jtclockwork (9882) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at 7K/5K. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of strong cardamom, bourbon, oak, vanilla and caramel toffee. Full bodied.
callmemickey (3175) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper-brown body, thin light tan head, minimal lacing. Cardamon, ginger, oak, vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, spices starts to get a bit abrasive with time.
jredmond (5817) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at clocks. Pours a deep murky amber with thin white lacing. Aroma is sweet maple, toffee and caramel candy. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet caramel, light booze, toffee and light maple.
markwise (4570) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to khoffman for this one in trade. Pours a mostly clear amber-copper with a white head. Nose is big toffee/ caramel, ginger, booze, oak, bourbon, I get the cardamom, pepper, and more booze. Flavor is a nice gingery, cardamom, bourbon, oak, toffee, and spicy mess of a great beer. Medium in body and lingering alcohol, oak, spice, cardamom, and ginger. Adding it to the wants list right now.