BillHick420 (424) - North Dakota, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black dark, with a brown head. Nose of sweet fruit. Aroma of fruit, sweet aromas of caramel, some alcohol and caramel. Refreshing.
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - JAN 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Bottle @ il pretesto. It pours dark with a good beige head on top. Aroma and flavor are bourbon, vanilla and candi sugar overall. Great body and well balanced with a good bitterness. A great beer!
chrisv10 (10868) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 10%. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak, yeast, candy and bread. Flavour is malt, over carbonated, bourbon, candy sugar, wood, little vanilla, medium sweet, yeast, little dark fruits and bread.
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Murky dark-brown ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, taupe head. The aroma is a marriage of burnt caramel and bourbon underscored by hints of lactic acid, toasted oak and maple syrup. Light to medium-bodied and watery with fizzy carbonation. The bittersweet flavor is both nutty and chocolaty including a warm, smooth, bourbon element. Finishes lightly tangy and sweet; capped by a gentle kiss of vanilla. Bottle courtesy of the ever-generous growler!
mcberko (6256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375mL bottle, pours a deep murky, dark mahogany with a substantial, lingeringly foamy tan head with loads of sediment. Nose is the best of both worlds, both quad-like characteristics and loads of bourbon, perhaps more of the woody barrel notes than the remaining dark fruit and brown sugar notes that was present in the base beer. Flavour brings out substantial woody bourbon barrels, a fairly big alcohol kick and none other than what I have to describe as glue (as other reviewers have denoted). Fairly high carbonation, higher than the base beer, with detracts from some of the complexity. Decent, but quite flawed, both due to the glue presence and the high carbonation. Not a shadow on the base beer.
Psytron (1297) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of tar. Black colour, brown head.
We expect something more. Very dark
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a hazy, sediment-filled, chestnut-maroon color with a full, foamy, fizzy, beige head which diminishes to a thin, lasting layer and leaves minimal lacing. The nose is nice some spicy alcohols, spicy cinnamon, slight bourbon tinge, toasted oak and caramel, molasses, cinnamon raisin toast, slight vanilla. The flavor is less rich than the nose suggests; cinnamon raisin toast, toasty caramel in there, light molasses, and a slight coffee bitterness. The palate is medium to full, lively, chewy, and coating. The finish is slightly dry with toasty oak coffee bitterness, still cinnamon, and an emerging chocolate presence. A very nice barrel-aged strong Belgian but the barrels diminished the richness and complexity if the beer beneath. A nice addition to the Mikkeller line up, but not as nice the original.
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daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice brown pour, tan head. Caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla, raisins in the aroma. Flavor is rich, sweet, toffee, bourbon, vanilla. Awesome.
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle) clear brown, rich, soapy bubbles. Nose of rich bourbon, raisin, spirits, caramel, complex awesome. Taste is less rich and more alcohol, no dark fruit to speak of, thin palate and hot linger.
bluejacket74 (1297) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a mostly clear dark reddish/brown color with an inch and a half light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is very sweet, it smells like dark fruit (plums, raisins), vanilla, bourbon, maple, brown sugar, molasses, and some chocolate. It tastes like dark fruit, vanilla, bourbon, bittersweet chocolate, wood, brown sugar and molasses. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and slick, and is also well carbonated. I think itís a good overall brew, but pricey at $12.99 a bottle. Worth a try if you come across it.