BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy, murky, cloudy, hazy dark raisin pour with a razor thin latte head that left without a trace. Aroma brought tons of dark fruit to the party, with plum, cherry skin, dates, along with vanilla, oak and bourbon. Flavor is still a bit hot with cocoa, caramel, honey, and molasses adding to the above. Extremely sweet and syrupy but still tasty. Just didn’t bring anything tremendously unique to the table and not better than the others.
GRM (3607) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, during the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, savoured on November 21 2015; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: bourbon, woody, roasted barley, alcohol, malt, caramel, light fruity, slight ink; mouth: bourbon, woody, roasted barley, alcohol, malt, caramel, light fruity, slight ink, finale in light brandy with presence of bourbon, full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: superb and nicely balanced
Verre, 4 onces, en fût, durant le Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, savourée le 21 novembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : bourbon, boisé, orge torréfiée, alcool, malt, caramel, léger fruité, très léger encre; bouche : bourbon, boisé, orge torréfiée, alcool, malt, caramel, léger fruité, très léger encre, finale en léger brandy avec présence de bourbon, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : superbe et bel équilibre
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at FoBAB 2015. Pour is basically black with a very small beige ring. Flavor and aroma of caramel, toffee, prunes, oak, and belgian candi sugar. Finish is sweet toffee, cherries, chocolate, and booze.
charule (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at FOBAB 2015. Score and notes from notepad. This brew was extremely smooth. The easiest thing to drink all night. Poured darker brown with off white head. Aroms sweet vanilla light green grape. Min carb med bod. taste balanced sweet caramel malt candy.
Art (2917) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at FoBAB. Slightly opaque dark brown/burgundy pour without any head. Aromas of sweet vanilla and caramel. Boozy sweet taste. Dark fruit. Remeniscent of BA Flying Mouflon.
rxeight (2349) - Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at FOBAB 2015. very oaky. Sweet. Caramel and raisins. Not very boozy. Happy to see this appear at fobab but a bit disappointed.
Nocturne (1674) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Route CBC, London. Brown/near black. Tiny ring of head. Aroma of cola, stone fruits and the barrel. Huge mouthfeel, big chewy texture. Chocolate and raisins in the taste. Barrel works well. Mainly sweet but some dryness. Pretty good but not really as good as I hoped.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours brown with tiny cream head. Aroma is a vanilla dessert bomb. Dense, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, raisins, vanilla vanilla, oaky, dark fruits, sweet grapes, brown sugar, booze and light tannins. Taste is really big. Sweet dense grapes, light wine, but oaky vanilla booze and light bitter tannins cuts through the heavy sweetness. Same as nose. So full and sirupy body, this is a dessert.
teorn88 (5728) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Keg at route CBC, London. hazy brown color with small beige head. Aroma is bourbon cocoa sweet and boozy with some red wine. Taste is big bold sweet boozy with more red wine bourbon vanilla red wine and tangy red fruits. Overall, great beer.
NikkTwist (2468) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Monks Cafe. Spectacular! Opaque dark brown pour with just a slim tan ring. Broad rich barrel malt flavors. Complex range of dark fruits, chocolate and caramel. Liquorice and vanilla beans. Dark chocolate cherry cordials. Raisin pie. Brandy and bourbon. Nice creamy element that hides the alcohol and smooths the finish to perfection. Hints of a wide variety of notes too numerous to mention. Milkier than the Deliverance. Way to easy drinking for all the huge flavors - not to mention the 12% ABV! One of my highest rated beers. Just spectacular!
The_Osprey (5463) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity dispense at GBBF 2015. Black with a small tan head. Aroma is strong and boozey with molasses, fruitcake, sherry, solvent and raisins. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is tangy booze, chocolate syrup, molasses, fruitcake, some yeasty bovril, liquorice dirtiness, astringent boozey finish. It’s a huge beer and it’s going to divide opinion. For me, it’s just too sweet and harsh to be great. Still, it’s very good.