hackobock (1581) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma has an apparent barrel character with bourbon, brandy, oak, vanilla, chocolate, licorice, raisins. Taste is sweet caramel and dried fruits, light bitter chocolate, alcohol warmth in the finish. Smooth oily medium/full bodied, soft carbonation.
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with small tan head. The aroma is nice wood, booze, roast, and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet chocolate light vanilla, with lingering dry finsh, very good.
jayzz (377) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is fantastic. It has a wonderful sweet rich wine flavor that didn’t change whether I snacked on an apple or southwest trail mix. This beer reminds me of my favorite port wine. Yum.
jsnicholas (214) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was not my cup of tea. This seemed like more bourbon than ale. Very little head.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
devman171 (1022) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours muddy brownish black with low head and carb. Aroma is big dark sweet fruits and oak/bourbon. Taste is rich malt and dark fruits with a nice amount of oak and bourbon. A big light on the palate for the style
TXBadger (1488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, not much head. Fig, dark fruit, and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet.
Experiment_Ale (1042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At my place over an empty pool with group. Aroma is huge musky fig, burnt plum, bourbon, raisins. Taste is very nice, somehow smooth boozy full sweet raisins. Great full flavored sugar raison bite. Finish is long and nice and brandy forward.
WillRunForBeer (802) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Ale House. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of raisin, chocolate, dates, vanilla oak, lots of bourbon and brandy. Nice and full in the mouth without being too heavy. Complex flavor with all ot the above. A nice sipper, for sure!
njnut (262) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured at a tasting. Black with a nice tan head and thick lace. The aroma is amazing, and complex. I can pick up the bourbon, some oak, dark fruits, and vanilla. Maybe all together the aroma is taken as winey. The taste was equal to the aroma, this is a bozzy one with the alcohol coming out in the finish. This is as close to drinking velvet as I would think. Pure heaven.
jntfan1978 (45) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours jet black with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, raisins, and toasted oak. Rich flavors of vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon flavors. Such a creamy mouthfeel and smooth.