anders37 (18758) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy bourbon aroma. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel, dark fruit and bourbon finish.
BenH (2851) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours hazy orange/brown, ring of white head. Very sweet alcohol aroma with some fruitiness, berries, resinous. Tatar is similar, strawberry. Very sweet with a big alcohol burn. Enjoying it more as I go on
Ratman197 (10720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of bourbon, white pepper, oak, fruittiness, toffee and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, white pepper, toffee, light carmel and light fruittiness with a smooth warming lingering bourbon finish.
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color. The Bourbon adds some pleasant trait to the aroma of the classic Big Worst; the flavor as well is improved, although the alcohol is still too high and boozy.
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Very bourbon, yet well integrated bourbon. Thanks Peeno. Nice brown coloir with a little soapy head. Boozy and sugary. Sweet, a good mouthfeel, some orange flavour.Had again more aged, and more cognac.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle from IPB. 19.1% abv.
Appearance : Deep hazy amber with small foamy white head.
Aroma : Light vanilla with big caramel and some resinous hops. Very light bourbon.
Taste : Vanilla and liquor-y sweetness.Big caramel on finish with hops. Light bourbon. Nice sweet finish with quite a lot of alcohol. Nice bitter finish.
Overall : Interesting. As rich and powerful as the rest of the lineup. bourbon is not overdone. Enjoyable sweetness that is rather well balanced by the hops and the alcohol. Still a bit too much alcohol for my taste. Good stuff but nothing really special compared to the rest...
77ships (4901) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Vintage bottle/shared@Kulminator: clear amber/caramel colour, white head when you pour it first but after a couple of seconds, the head remains only at the sides, cloying sweet with some syrup de Liège, caramelised apples, caramel malts, brown sugar, slight hint of sweet bourbon towards the end, green apples, oak, maple syrup, hint of bitterness in the aftertaste, sweet spices, the cloyingness covers up all of the booze so I am not really getting booze here
maledictum (694) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - SEP 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol, bourbon, terpentic and plum. Flavour is caramel, raisin, plum, bourbon. Burning alcohol.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Sampled alongside the regular version of Big Worst.
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of maple, caramel, oak and a little bit of nail polish notes that I got in the regular version.
The flavor is better. I get a lot of notes from the barrel aging. Among the flavors I get are some maple, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee and a whole lot of alcohol. You can definitely tell this beer is nearly 20 percent in alcohol.
Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with friends for a Mikkeller tasting. Compared next to the Big Worse and Big Worst. This had a very strange aroma to it, very much like astringent. Hard to pull the bourbon out of this one. Possibly infected with some oxidation issues. May had something to do with the switching to bottles caps instead of using corks and cages.