bu11zeye (11978) - 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.
daniel0017 (398) - Yukon, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, translucent body with cask-style carbonation for quickly dissipating, thick foam. Aroma of molasses, roasted malts and chocolate / coffee and a faint whiff of alcohol. Flavour is very partial to the sweet side which makes it a sippin’ brew. In mouth, this beverage is strong and pervasively sweet.
graham_murphy (340) - - OCT 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots os sweet dried fruits and chocolate with some vanilla. The alcohol hits straight up and the aftertaste is very reminiscent of whiskey. Strong stuff. Very impressive.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky dark brown, small cappuccino coloured head with medium lacing. The alcohol is immediately apparent, followed by burnt molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla and pepper berries. Complex, rich and well balanced flavours of chocolate, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, oak, honey and a slightly spicy hop finish which cleans up the richness of the beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ABT_S54 (221) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 375ml bottle shared in a Trappist glass. Pours a thick, cloudy, dark brown colour with a very short lived bubbly beige head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, prunes, dates and more bourbon. Taste is more of the same. Dark fruits, treacly flavours with a huge bourbon barrel backdrop. Mouthfeel is perfect and perfectly complements the rich nature of this (monk’s) brew.
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Thick brown pour. Aroma dominated by bourbon. Sweet, with a hint of yeast. Pretty boozy, but oh so tasty. This must have spent a long time in barrels. Not as complex as the base beer, but pretty stinking good."
DocJitsu (1089) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark bourbon color with a thick, well-retaining, dark tan head. Prune and brown sugar. Full body with a quite a bit of a burning scrub. Brown sugar, mild prune, and some notes of champagne at the finish.
wvhoran (379) - Tasmania, - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour, small tan head. Aroma is fruity, vanilla, woody, toffee. The flavor is sweet with vanilla, raisins, prunes, sweet malt. A bit rough to be honest; disappointing.
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pour from the beergeek stall at slunce ve skle 2013. murky brown with a reddish tinge and minimal head; aroma of caramel and vanilla; plenty of bourbon showing, warming alcohol, dried fruits
Jimsal27 (264) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet fruit, bourbon and vanilla. Taste follows nose plus a sweetness, toffe, caramel. Thin palate with lively carbonation. Very nice.
Yves (2397) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with Wim at his place. Light brown colored beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Malty slight fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet bitter hopped and alcoholic hinted.