KAME (160) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating is a combination of bottle and tap (at the brewery) reviews. Pours a near black, rather thin pour with a nice tan head. Aroma of lactose, roasted malts, and hint of vanilla. Flavor is similar with nicely present smoky vanilla flavoris complementing the sweet lactose. Oak aging is noticeable, but very pleasant. I liked this brew, and would love to have this available on the West Coast.
rshah16 (39) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thought it was a stout at first; pours almost black with thick, creamy consistency. flavors that dominate include vanilla, and caramel malts, along with coffee, chocolate and alcohol. surprisingly light and slightly bitter finish.
BenDover (212) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark, almost black. Aroma is faint. Mouth feel is extremely thick and creamy. Strong vanilla flavor, some chocolate and malt, a bit of alcohol kick to it but not too bad considering the 9% ABV. Absolutely spectacular stuff.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a medium head. Aroma of chocolate, dark malt and bourbon. Tastes like chocolate with a bit of lactic, bourbon and oak. I noticed vanilla as it warmed. Warm. Heavy bodied. Would make a great winter-warmer. Too bad it’s 90° today.
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle served in a pint glass. Pours brown with a large light brown rocky head with a head that is mostly diminishing but some very good lacing. The aroma is of caramel and a slight hint of oak. Takeing a drink all I can say is wow. Caramel malts, along with molasses and a slight nuttyness, with a subtly oakyness. There is also some butter and butterscotch. The body is full with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2004). Dark brown coliured with a tan head. Aroma is fruity with a sour backbone. Flavour is sour, smokey, liqourice, fruity and tart.
Eructoblaster (3246) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at mondial de la Bière (Montréal). Dark brown body with a decent beige frothy head. Complex malty/hoppy aroma that carries oaky, coffeeish and chocolate hints. Taste is not as robust as I was expecting, but it is still more that decent. Ends with a long warming finish.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Poured a dark brown with nice tan head. Smell was bourbon and vanilla. It smelled delightful! Taste was WOW! Vanilla, caramel, light coffee, and of course, the alcohol. This is probably one of my favorite barrel aged beers so far...VERY good!
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated 1/5/07: Well blended ale, this one is smooth and delicious. Pours dark like a stout with a creamy off white head, nice lacing and retention. Aroma is a light mix of coffee, mild chocolate, and some caramel. Rich and ever so smooth mouthfeel, this one has a soft finish that is remarkable. Flavor is exceptional nice mix here of lightly roasted malt with bitter coffee and milk chocolate. After a while I could taste a nice helping of vanilla along with some very mild hops. There is barely a hint of the high abv which helps to make this smooth and drinkable. What a nice treat indeed.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robe brune foncée très claire surmontée d’une mousse beige mince. Arômes de whisky, de chêne et de malt torréfié. Saveurs de caramel et de café.