Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
S: black, light brown head, solid collar, decent lacing
A: strong, sweet, Boozy, caramel
T: toasted marshmallow? Taste follows nose - Strong, sweet, caramel
O: damn good, it's a big boy, it delivers, warming
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That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crushed with TheRon and HeyZues. Pours a dark brown/black. Bourbon, wood, and some cardboard on the nose. Flavor is some bourbon, a bit of soy sauce, and cardboard. Oxidized as hell. Want to try fresh.
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Je la verse: Beaucoup d’effervescence comparativement à la Angel share (yen avait pas du tout). Belle robe bourgogne surmonté d’un douillet collet.
Je la respire: Vanille, brandy, marmelade et beaucoup de notes boisés.
Je la bois: Bien onctueux, assez collant avec le chocolat qui s’ajoute à ce que le nez amenait. Belle offrande.
Cybercat (5117) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep sable a scratch above black with a thick, if not persistent, tan head. Malty aroma has a strong overtone of bourbon-soaked wood and hints of toffee and chocolate. Distinctive flavor has malty, bourbon, woody, molasses, coffee, fruity - how many notes are there? I seem to get different ones with each sip! And whoa, what an alcohol bite, like a liquid pit bull that has decided your tongue is a juicy steak! Texture has firm body and plenty of fizz and sass, and the tingle it leaves behind decided to sit for a spell. This beer is worth going through hell, high water, airport security and over-affectionate great aunts to get.
uncben87 (68) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - APR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle to tulip. Pours a dark brown with the a hint of red shining through the edges with a large mocha head. Smells of oak, bourbon, chocolate, soy sauce, and alcohol. Tastes of sour dark fruit, dark chocolate, and bourbon with a nice alcohol burn. Good carbonation, more than I expected but it helps with the alcohol. Overall I was pleasantly surprised with this one, starts with the sour fruit and finishes with a chocolatey alcohol burn. Very nice.
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sweet fumes rise into the nose -- barrel notes, bourbon. Dark, opaque brown. Rich dark fruit flavors and a smooth satisfying aftertaste. Full bodied, warming, and rich. The barrel flavors predominate in a good way, accentuating the beer nose and taste -- and not overwhelming them. Great!
sonnycheeba (5077) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with a trace of beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is plums, figs, roasted malt, booze, molasses, and faint floral hops. Flavor is balanced malt and dark fruit esters with booze undertones throughout; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation with high warmth.
KyotoLefty (9305) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Maekchu. Pretty black with a nice head. Big vanilla and wood nose, bourbon, chocolate, berries. Huge barrel flavor, with some raisins and cola. Nice flavor, somewhat roasty, but the barrel really takes over everything and hides what the actual beer might be like.
Blairgus (4122) - California, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 April 2012, can. Really dark red/brown. Nose is winey vinaigrette. Lightly Oaked Flemish brown. Pretty nice.
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chrisv10 (15279) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 12,5%. Very dark brown with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and a little vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, medium sweet, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, oak, liquorice, dark fruits and warming.