FatPhil (13051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki)
Slight wood-resin glue aroma, but pretty nice, a little thin, and slightly grapey too. Quite a light body, pleasant carbonation, no sign of 10%. Slight grapey fruitiness, a little butter, no big spikes, quite mellow. Very nice, very drinkable, fruit-juicy. Finish dry and woody, and with dry nut-paper old hops. Bourbon remains very much in the background here - to be honest, Iíd have identified this as having been aged in marsala or white sherry sherry barrels rather than bourbon. (However, there have been a couple of Mikkellers where the barrels have tasted just plain wrong, Iím not 100% sure they label everything correctly.)
jackl (6781) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bruceís birthday tasting. This was a drunken impulse purchase. The pourís deep brown with a small khaki head. The aromaís rich bourbon, plenty of wood and vanilla, hints of raisin and caramel. Mild Christmas spices (ginger, nutmeg etc). The taste is more bourbon heavy dark fruits, chocolate cake. Rum raisin ice cream. Chocolate cookie. Rich, full body, a bit hot. Overall, a nice effort.
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a red-brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has a ton of bourbon in it as well as some roasted malt. The flavor is heavy on the whiskey with some chocolate and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
blutt59 (6442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, thanks to mora2000, dark brown color with some whitish foam, aroma is chocolate, roast, caramel, bourbon, flavor of chocolate milk, soured bourbon mash, roast malt, corn nuts
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a cloudy brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, toffee, and coconut. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, and bourbon with a dry finish.
RichTheVillan (6147) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; brown pour with carbonated fizzy brown head, big bourbon tones in the aroma, like other BA bourbon beers this doesnít do it for me maybe I just donít like bourbon iím going to avoid in future.
Scopey (11759) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bruceís 30th birthday bash. It pours deep brown with a small light head. The nose is light roasted, caramel, dark fruit, berry, jam and toast. The taste is caramel, roasted malt, toast, spice, dark fruit, light tanginess, wood, bourbon, earth and toast with a dry, lightly warming finish. Medium-full body and average carbonation. Drinks at its abv for sure. Decent.
mR_fr0g (8283) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bruceís birthday tasting st the craft. Dark caramel colour. Some onion whiskey. Caramel flavour. Lingering veg.
rosenbergh (9922) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. Viisi Penniä, Helsinki, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small tan head.
Strong malty aroma with mild alcohol, mild wood and vinous elements.
The flavour is sweet fudge, vanilla, strong malt and mild wood.
Easy to drink. Oily.
You can feel the strenght.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
brnandersen (3169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml. bottle poured in to a trappist glass. Dark brown colour with a dense, creamy tan head. Sweet and fruity aroma with candy sugar, overripe, almost rotting fruits, figs and resins, bourbon barrels, vanilla, Belgian yeast and an alcohol note. Sweet taste. Full body, oily feel, soft carbonation. Finishes sweet, fruity and spicy with alcohol and yeasty notes. Good and complex brew however, lacks a bit barrel character to be excellent.