mackRIS (37) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark murky reddish brown. Aroma is brandy, booze, oak, cherry, molasses. Taste is sweet, brandy, booze, oak, malt.
skmikeg (1279) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours murky brown with a thin tan head which quickly fades to no lacing. Aroma is of brandy, rum raisins, dark fruits, cherry, molasses, boozy bourbon, sweet malts, and some oaky notes. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma with a lot of brandy, rum, and bourbon oaky notes. Has a full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a sweet, slightly warming, medium long finish. Overall, a world class barely wine that shows characteristics from all of the different barrels used for Angel’s share.
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, dark pour, off white head, nose is caramel, taste is super duper boozy, more caramel
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap pours murky brown with low head. aroma is boozy brandy and alcohol with big raisins and sweet Belgian candi sugar. taste is similar with a huge booze and sweet malty finish, 5 oz is too much for me
djd07 (5897) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to GT. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong caramel, raisin, and oak. Medium moutfeel with nice roasted malt, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, light booze, easy to drink, very nice.
WillRunForBeer (1338) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taster at Strong Beer Fest. Pours mahogany with a scant off white head. Smells amazing, like bourbon barrel chocolate covered cherries. Flavor has all of that, finishing with milk chocolate and toasted oak.
maddmatt639 (321) - Pacifica, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of dates, dark fruits and cherry. Tastes of dates, dark fruits and burnt sugar. Sweet aftertaste.
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bytemesis (4473) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 Tap at the Ale Arsenal 2nd Anniversary. Pours murky chestnut, minimal tan head, a bit of lacing at best. Aroma is vanilla, oak, rum raisin, cocoa, fig, molasses, lots of dark fruits and sugars, plus a boozy note. Flavor is all of that, fully sweet, light bitter, bourbon, cherry. Full body, a bit chalky, pretty flat. Not really digging the mouthfeel, and the flavor became cloying over time. I am not as much as a fan as many others seem to be, but I am glad I got a chance.
marcus (7476) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a magnificent bourbon and vanilla aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses and bourbon flavor with a vanilla chaser. Very tasty.
bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma suggests dark fruit, treacle, chocolate and maybe bourbon. Flavor is very chocolate with almonds, dark fruit and it seems a lot of bourbon. It’s not dry in the finish, but a little oak arrives to help.