WABeerFiend (324) - - JAN 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle into a tulip on 12.05.14.
A: Lots of vanilla and caramel.
A: It has a ring of fizz that quickly recedes to nothing. Opaque purple body with some lighter purple at the bottom and sides. Sediment is there too.
T: Vanilla and caramel dominate. A tiny bit of woodiness is subtle.
P: Syrupy smooth. There aren’t many bubbles. It’s not flat but maybe undercarbonated.
O: The alcohol heat was definitely there. It looks and feels like a liquoer. It’s not very complex, but it has nice flavors.
TET (2112) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark brown beer with a very weak and beige head. The aroma is rich, lots of raisins and dried dark fruits, madeira wine, some vanilla and bourbon. Sweetness is balanced and it’s slightly syrup with dried fruits. Rich and great aroma. Taste has lots of raisins and madeira wine, dark fruits, some barrel. Warming alcohol but no taste. Propably, the barrel is reducing the sweetness and thus the sweetness is balanced. Full bodied, slightly sticky, no carbonation. Complex and enjoyable beer without too much of sweetness, even the flavours has strong sweet elements. Strong raisins. Balanced barrel, it would be nice to taste the normal version also.
chrisv10 (12641) - DENMARK - JAN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Dark brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, oak, vanilla, bourbon, plume and chocolate. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, oak, wood, plume, chocolate, sweet, vanilla, bourbon, little plume and a little bitter.
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at wholeach fodds wrxford. Cola colored great bourbon fragrsnve. The high suger level smooths it all ouy. A dessert drink for sipping
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown. Whiskey oak barrel in aroma, wood, rich malts, vanilla. Vinous, dark fruity light leathery. Med bodied, surprisingly easy for the abv. Really tasty, without being overpowering. Malty, oaky, real nice. Don’t think I’ve been this,pleased since that tommy’s- one from the same brewery.
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml Bottle (2008 version) at Local Option, Chicago. Poured a dark murky brown with a round off white head and a super rich consistency. The aroma is strong raisin, red berry fruit, malt and alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich raisin fruit malt alcohol weak liqourice oaky palate. A super rich consistency beer. The alcohol is well controlled for the ABV which makes it a great.
VastActiv (3951) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.375l at home, Nivala. Colour is almost black with very small brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Dark chocolate, hints of licorice, bourbon, sweetness, wood, dark/dry fruits, hints of vanilla and roasted malts. Great but too much bourbon. Have another bottle in cellar so have to check after 2-3 years if it is getting softer and better.
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from saveur bier. Almost black color, tanned head. Aroma is amazing balanced, sweet notes, bourbon, whiskey, oak. Taste is same, balanced, licorice, plums, sweet fruity notes and bourbon notes.
neongolden (758) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 15 2014) Pours slightly murky dark mahogany with a tiny off white ring of bubbles. Aroma dominated by that Heaven Hill bourbon barrel with its oak, moderate char, toasted coconut, vanilla, and the whiskey itself. Behind that there is sweet dark toffee malt with a touch of dried dark fruit (date, fig?) - malts are quite robust to hold all that barrel but don’t lead. On the palate, elegant with the fairly rich malt core of toffee, caramel, stewed dark fruit playing support to the barrel again. Lots of oak and bourbon throughout the palate, char is light, coconut notes quite prominent Finish is pretty long but smooth with almost no alcohol character, just bourbon barrel flavours and malts. Fairly full oily body with very little carb. Barrel to the fore, sure, but this beer is so easy to sip and not brash or boozy. Like the most drinkable bourbon ever.
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle. Smell is bourbony, malty, and a slight bit of booze. Taste is rich malt and bourbon. Body is medium to thick and completely flat.