LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours an amber brown with a micro stripe of bubbles atop.
Aroma: Cinnamon,brown sugar,ripe dark fruit. Caramel ,cocoa.
Taste: Anise, rum raisin, wood. Black pepper with lingering spice.
Mouthfeel: Prickly. Full bodied, harsh.
Overall: I thought this beer was too big and harsh when it was released, but see some potential for it by this same time next year. Great flavor profile, just too hot with too much bite.
Homer321 (1963) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a flat murky brown to black with reddish highlights. Does LA carbonate their beers anymore? Nose is strong cinnamon, some dark dried fruitiness, as well as a light vegetal note. Taste is immediately oatmeal, raisin, with a light vanilla note. Some subtle spiciness and a light bourbon note. man, some carbonation might jut make this an excellent beer. Alcohol is very well hidden underneath the spiciness and booze. This is really nice.
RobertDale (3557) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at GABF 2014. Comes dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of bourbon, fruit, and spice. Taste is raisin, fruit, bourbon, spice, and caramel. Complex and interesting. Very good.
Lore (1107) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown colour, minimal beige head; aroma of whisky, slight vanilla, herbal notes and intensive alcohol; taste of intensive malty sweetness first, raisin, herbs, and some vanilla; alcoholic warmth and hot chilli aftertaste; really great quadrupel, but a bit ’too much’...
Inbreak (2176) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
08.10.2014, 0,375l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Small light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is a very strange - in a good way, and a very interesting mix of almost too many things, coconut, mild bourbon, caramel, chocolate, soy sauce, grassy chili, dark sugar, fish sauce, cinnamon, apple pie, alcohol, vanilla. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, grass, oak, coconut, coffee, cocoa, mild bourbon, cinnamon, mild grassy chili, caramel, dark sugar. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice one!
Palme (3454) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.375l corked bottle from Bierkoning, shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a deep and dark brown cloudy looking one whit a small kinda shattered islandy and sidesticking beige head. Smells quite nice. It’s definitely spiced up with wood, cinahnom, coconut, wood, green apples, Apple pie crust, sugar and hints of vanilla. There’s definitely lots of things going on here, but I really kinda like it. A mighty and powerful sweet on this one. The cinahnom shines through the sweet boozy caramel sugary flavors. Not super chewy but still rather oily and thick in the mouth, soft to average on the bubbles. Fruity sticky sweet and warming. It’s actually leaving a really mild spicy peppery sting all the way back in the throat. Mild but present. There’s lots of different things going on here. The abv is, I guess, kinda well hidden, cause I would never have guessed this as a near 14 percent beer. Interesting and really different. 08.10.2014
Ferris (4497) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Lots of boozy bourbon, vanilla and dark roast. Jet brown with a beige head. Toasted coconut, barrel notes, light bourbon and rich malts. Cinnamon and spice are there but more at the end. Much less a bourbon booze than in the nose.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a light brown head. Nose of molasses, vanilla, bourbon, caramel and cinnamon. Lovely! Taste is rich with cinnamon, raison, plum, caramel and molasses. Mouthfeel is medium to thick and mouth-coating with chili bite. very complex and impressive brew. Wish I had more.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Lost Abbey. Just about black in color with a khaki head. Really nice combination of bourbon, cinnamon sugar, and vinous, dark fruits. A big time chocolate and vanilla character, too. Caramel, slight booze, and a touch of coconut. Flavor is a bit like french toast at first. Nice spice nose and plenty of sweet caramel. Some bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Lots of cherry, raisin, and plum. A bit of oak and sort of boozy.
ciaranc (918) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at Borris House, Co Carlow. No notes, rated from memory. Shared bottle at Borris House, Co Carlow. No notes, rated from memory.
elbernays (547) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. 500ml corked. Pours dark brown with tan head. Head reduces. Huge rum, raisin, alcohol notes. Flavour is raisin sweet with bourbon and plenty of heat on the way down. Low carbonation with a bang on the finish. Think this is a beer to have on its own. Different.