Hoprider (438) - DENMARK - MAR 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
N: prunes, charamel, even some hops but mostly big beautiful oak character. Not the sweet spirity kind but fat and fruity and yeasty banana bonbons. Dark fruits galore. T: dark sugars and oaky tanins. Clear barleywine caramel.. Mouthfeel is oily and with low carb. Great fruity aftertaste with a semi hot and sweet Finnish
TheHopster (1048) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours a black-brown complexion with quickly dissipating head. No glass lacing. Aroma of chocolate cherry cordial candy and alcohol. The flavor is an intense deep malt with brandy, dried dark fruits and some anise. Lingering palate.
tarmok (1207) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2016 Brown liquid with tan head. Aroma of toffee, caramel. Tastes same, nuts, heavy sweet, light bitter, light sour. Full body, oily feel, soft carbonisation, long finish
VamboladeTolly (1557) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost no head. Aroma: chocolate, toffee, burnt caramel, sweet dark bread, dark berries. Taste is sweet, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, some spicyness, Full body. sweet finish.Nice.
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 29, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap it is dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma has booze, roasted malts and roasted fruits. Taste is big & boozy. There is some bourbon up front but smooth. Then there is some figs, plums and hint of vanilla. Great balance for such a young beer. Long finish, great beer.
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7oz bottle, poured into a chalice. The aroma is a blend of leather, raisin, molasses, vanilla, light bourbon / rum, and oak. It pours a thick and muddy looking mahogany with a mild tan, soap head that leaves a light and wispy retention with mild lace. The taste is highly sweet with a complimentary medium bitterness. The texture is chewy with a soft, light fuzz, and a full body with notes of raisin and cherry, oak, molasses, and vanilla. The smooth finish is warm and boozy with vanilla rum and herbal notes, as well as oak and dark chocolate. It’s aftertaste is woody and herbal with a light cherry touch, and is mostly clean.
tightslice (999) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is a strong and glorious Old Fashioned...bitter peels, cherry, bourbon...even some Scotch whiskey with herbal liqueur. Taste is a rum soaked raisins, dark fruits...can’t get away from the Old Fashioned vibes. This is a thick boy, a boozy concoction, one for the ages and a very wonderful sipper. Wish there were more.
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cherry cordial is what strikes me in the aroma. It reminds of Christmas and the chocolates my parents would get from my aunts and uncles. It's has a boozy bite but sweet inviting flavor. Rich brown color.
Alexanderdahl (131) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet vanilla nose, lots of bourbon.
Same goes for flavor. Really smooth, creamy thick darkness wkth lots of vanillins!
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Steasy’s. Thanks for sharing! Deep amber pour with a small off-white head. Surprisingly fruity nose. Cherry and strawberry skin. A bit of fudge. Fruit and caramel dessert. Flavor skews sweet. Nutella spread and caramel. Light fruitiness. A bit hot. Full and rich. A nice sipper.