BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of a special "barrel" week at The Beer Junction. $4.00 for a 4oz pour, listed as 12.5% ABV. Deep, rich brown color. Sweet aroma, like maple syrup. Flavor was potent! Alcohol in your face. It was a total palate wrecker. Viscosity was thin-syrupy, low carbonation. Sweet aftertaste. There were particles of something left in the glass. Not sure if it was from the beer or the draft line. No lace left. This was part of a 4 beer sampler (all barrel aged) and I would say it came in 4th but that is because they were all pretty dang good. Definitely not bad and worth a try.
kathouse (997) - Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Don’t know why I haven’t had this sooner. Pours black with only a wisp of bubbles around the edge. Delicious bourbon nose, toffee, dark fruits, and oak. Body is thick and surprisingly smooth. Stout flavors meld well with the barrel aging. Very very nice.
VictorStr (1265) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Väldigt kraftig och komplex arom. Mörk frukt, kanske lite russin. Väldigt fyllig kropp.
Salmoniform (567) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Opaque hue with fizzy brown hue that held a ring. Aroma is coffee, cola, vanilla, toffee, plums, caramel, raisins, ethanol. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a nice astringent bitterness in the following and an ethanol finish. Overall this is a really nice brew.
Vestergaard (314) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle vintage 2014. Pours almost pitch black with a reddish edge, and an oily, brownish head. Aroma has huge bourbon, gun powder, licorice, caramel, port wine, chocolate, syrup, dried fruits and much more. Taste is pretty boozy and bourbon up front. Nice roast, nice caramel, lots of dark, dried fruits. ends off with sweet licorice and rhum-like sweetness. Fat, full body, and a fairly low carbonation. This is a treat!
vtafro (3254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Backlog). Bottle. Dark pour with no head. Barrel, bourbon and brandy, some darker malt tone aromas. Flavors include the barrels, some dark malts and a good bit of alcohol.
Torrefacto (533) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negro opaco con espuma beige escasa. aromas de maíz, bourbon, manzana dulce, licor, chocolate y tostados. Cuerpo denso con inicio dulce y licoroso con final de amargor moderado, seco de madera y duradero. Excelente.
charule (1058) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Binnys. Poured black and keeps a tan ring. Aroma of sweet vanilla charred wood smoke. Light carb med thick bod. Light soapy burnt taste with vanilla bourbon. Not getting any brandy.
rejtable (1273) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a huge beer. Pours very dark brown, opaque, with not head and minimal lacing. Nose is brown sugar, brandy and bourbon. Flavours of vanilla, espresso maybe some licorice, leather, bourbon and brandy. Taste is heavy/medium sweet, and medium/high bitterness. Fully sticky and oily body with an acidic bit to the finish that makes it feel quite dry.
Maltser85 (256) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown. Aroma of bourbon and brandy. Some vanilla, dark fruits. Taste is the same with some hints of coffee and some hop bitterness but not really. Medium full body. Delicious.
gvmdw7 (187) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured pitch black with no head or carbonation. Smells of coffee, vanilla, cinnamon and alcohol. Tasted the same, a bit of raisins, creamy but harsh finish.