coldbrewky (1571) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 Bottle (2008) via stefanje the superflously generous in trade. Pungent nose slow emerges from bottle as cork is pulled out. Still. Little if any carbonation is noticed thru the deep deep brown in the glass. The only translucense is in the top quarter inch of glass, and thats not much light. Candi sugar, caramel and chocolate malt mask a slight apple tarness. Body is big and lucious yet not overpowering. Tannins help with the lingering finish. Mouthfeel is slick but lasting. A bit dizzing after a day of work in the hop yard. Thanks for the out of left field bottle. Thanks again Stefan!
tightslice (707) - 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 (871) - 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 (122) - 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 (6421) - 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.
Bebum (612) - - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque, no lace.
Full body, silky, aggressively alcoholic and hot mouthfeel, flavorful, avg length.
Sweet, mildly bitter.
Vanilla, alcohol taste.
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Japalo (1586) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@babettes føs with Bolton brewery. Dark brown haze. No head. Intense vanilla bourbon dark fruits like raisins dried prunes. Sweet heavy body close to syrup. Sharp Alcoholic finish. This is heavy.
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Niksko (542) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cola brown with a thin tan head. Nose is intense vanilla, honey, toffee, bourbon, maple syrup. Flavor is maple syrup, vanilla, caramel, a little coffee (but only a hint). Sweet finish. So syrupy and delicious, with a lowish carbonation and a syrupy and heavy body. This beer has such intense barrel character, it’s really insane. Very sweet and sticky, really amazing.
charule (1988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2014 vintage B written on neck in green. Poured dark brown red with min beige head. Aroma sweet strong oaky barrel vanilla. Light carb med bod. Taste mellow barrel juice, get that char.
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog. 2009 bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Dark brown with no head. Tons of sweet malt, toffee, molasses, booze. Really good.
arnold931 (1111) - Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with no head. Nose is lots of bourbon and a little vanilla. Taste is a cross between vodka and tequila with a little vanilla and caramel. Lots of alcohol.