deyholla (6991) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from the tap at FOBAB 2012. Pours a near clear deep amber with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of cinnamon and chillies with some backing sweet grains and bourbon. Flavor is again heavily spiced with some raisins and sweet grains backed by bourbon. Spice became overwhelming.
tomer (1803) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, bubbly light brown head, opaque extremely dark brown color, aroma of coconut, vanila and wood, with a hint of dark fruit, and some light spiciness coming through,flavor of coconut and bourbon with some chillie spiciness, dark bitter chocolate and apricot jam, very sweet but not cloying. The bourbon character is much too strong at start but allows other traits to come through in time, still a bit too one dimensional though quite enjoyable.
neongolden (558) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 15 2014) Pours a deep brown with basically no head. Aroma has dark malt, caramel, raisins, dark fruit, vanilla/oak, cinnamon, moderate bourbon. On the palate, rich dark malts bring caramel, stewed dark fruit, a hint of chocolate. Raisins quite prominent, a decent helping of vanilla and bourbon in the middle with cinnamon. Malt sweetness lingering in the finish and the chilies build up to a pleasant, moderate spice, level, cinnamon and a touch of bourbon. Medium-full body, lightly creamy with no carb. Gorgeous, I really like the integration of cinnamon and chili and the bourbon barrel is held to a supporting role. Way too drinkable for the ABV, interesting and yet has no rough edges.
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. An unclear, brown beer, flat and headless. Rather oily pour. The aroma is spiced and raisiny, making me think of christmas. Some boozy, oaked notes too. Chocolate and coffee. It’s full-bodied and warming, with a very soft carbonation level. Chocolate, raisins, bourbon-ish booze and some spices in the flavor. A faint touch of chili towards the finish. Coconut towards the very end, kept company by chocolate and raisins. Some spices too. A bit messy this one, but it’s still a very nice one. 141220
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml @ fonefan
Pours clear reddish brown with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oak, cinnamon, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, caramel, dried fruits, cinnamon and vanilla finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
Rasmus40 (11894) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Unclear brown without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, vanilla, Christmas spices and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Very sweet finish with lots of warming alcohol. 201214
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
37.5 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep brown with no lasting head. Aroma is caramelish and slight spiced, overripe fruity. Toasted malty, spiced, nutmeg and caramelish. Spiced and nutmeg. Dry and herbal finish.
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capone’s and pricey. Some bubbles rather than a head on a dark body. A mild raison aroma. Raison is significant on taste, overpowering the chile in the home stretch. Dangerously drinkable but not for everybody.
DSG (6333) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Dark brown color, almost black, with a bit of light brown foam. Big aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate, caramel and some nuts. Sweet flavor with malt, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, oak, caramel, dark fruits and a slightly spicy finish with a bit of alcohol. Nice full and rounded mouthfeel. Very good.
artmcd8 (1786) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at fobab. One of my favorites from the night. Pours a medium brown without much head. Aromas of vanilla, cinnamon, bourbon, slight pepper. Taste was bourbon sweetness with a slightly spicy finish to it. Medium body. Medium low carb.
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ FoBAB 2014. Pour is deep brown with a small white lacing that fades quickly. Aroma and flavor of dark pitted fruit, vanilla bean, cinnamon, slight vegetables, and raisin. Finish is spicy with some bourbon coming through.