VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.375l at Laiti’s. Helsinki. Vintage 2013. Colour is clear dark orange with very small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dryness, wood, bourbon, dry fruits, raisins and malts. Pretty dry barley wine.
tiong (6380) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. 2013 vintage. Pours dark reddish brown with a smooth head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, wood, oak, toffee, caramel, ripe fruits and plum. Taste is stingy, bourbony and woody with loads of oak, vanilla, toffee, caramely malts, ripe fruits and plum. Finish is sweetish, heavy and woody with some oak, bourbon, vanilla, ripe fruits, plum and warming alcohol. Loads of bourbon here.
Linnet (1653) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel, vanilla, alcohol, lots of lovely bourbon, some light grass, and light raisin. Brown sugar, dried plums, very rich.
Deep amber/ruby colour, small beige head.
Heavy bourbon sweetness, luscious, vanilla and toffee, light bitterness, lightly salty. ABV evident, but without being boozy.
Fullbodied, soft carbonation, slick feel, bourbon finish that is warming.
emusche (191) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a thin, quickly receding head, a little sticky lacing. Nose is all bourbon, but a really expensive, aged bourbon. Taste is similar, whiskey, stone fruit, toffee, caramel. Glad I got a chance to try it. Very nice.
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Dahlstrom (262) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Dark, mahogny coluerd, with a small off-white head. Heavy aroma of bourbon, oak, caramel malt, dried fruits, yeast. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium+ body. Low to medium bitterness. Low carbonation.
furthur (879) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009, dark amber beer, head dissapeared. Aroma malt, hint of coffee, smoke. Taste is raisin, bourbon (subdued), oak, anise. Palate is rich and thick, carbonation very subdued. Such a sipper, sitting by a fire.
pilsnerrogge (2797) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark red brown with very little head. Aroma is toffee and Bourbon. Sweet and malty flavour with notes of toffee, Bourbon and warming alcohol.
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to pint glass (2009 vintage)
Consummation: Wow...this is an old ale? Caramel hits me right off the bat and it lasts throughout. There’s a lot of bourbon too and I’m glad I let this sit for a couple years. This is incredibly complex. I get clove, malt, orange, pomelo, caramel, burnt sugar.
Adjunct: Caramel bourbon aroma; dark amber, no head; medium bodied, with some warmness
Sledutah (6972) - Utah, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Mellow Fellow in Reno
Clear dark amber with a medium sized beige head, some lacing. Aroma of coconut, vanilla and leather. Taste is woody, vanilla and coconut
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Mellow Fellow Reno. Hazy reddish amber color. Aroma of vanilla and stone fruit. Taste is boozy fruit. Nice.