HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 vintage in the gray ceramic bottle served in a snifter. Dark brown cola pour. Surprising amount of carbonation for the age under a cork. An off white head fades quickly but a gentle swirl brings the dense, consistent foam top right back for a moment. Aroma is maple, oak, and bourbon. Itís got the same aroma as Utopias or Triple Bock. I had this in 2009 upon the release audit was a luxurious, boozy, elixir. This is still good but Iím sad to say that at this age itís lost a lot of the body and sweetness I recall from before. The flavor is more oak than beer and the palate is very thin. Alcohol heat remains but this drinks much more like a whiskey than a beer. I wish I had opened this one sooner.
Headbanger (3873) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle "09 Vintage (Binnyís)-44į in Snifter-Pours a reddish brown with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of bourbon, dried fruit, malt, and caramel. Taste of the same with molasses, tobacco, and sweetness. This full bodied brew is a nice sipping on a cool night kinda brew. Great brew.
c0fein (555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Systembolaget (Sweden).
Dark reddish brown colour with a small white head. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, sweetness, overdone fruits, warming alcohol. Good, good, goooood. 500ml all by myself.
AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear reddish brown pour. Aroma is bourbon forward. Taste is bourbon, vanilla and licorice. Great stuff if you love bourbon.
knasputte78 (601) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brun och rätt stilla. En överväldigande smak med bourbon. Fatlagringen blir nästan för mycket. Djup smak med torkad frukt
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
b3shine (8179) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle to snifter (2013 vintage, shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a chewy dark amberish brown with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; a nice balance of caramel, vanilla, oak, and hops. Tastes like it smells with a medium full-bodied mouthfeel thatís very smooth for the abv. Tasty.
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Deep brown coloured with a one finger off white head that dissapates fast. N: Vanilla, figs, bourbon, hint of apricot and dates. T: Liqourice, vanilla, molasses O: Very deep flavours and nice barrel aging. Nice!
thepatrickman (891) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle from Greg (gregwilsonstl) -- cheers! Thereís a ton of barrel-aged flavor and aroma as soon as I opened the bottle. Sweet, caramel flavor thatís dried out a bit from three years in the bottle, but with so much bourbon and dry oak flavor that it almost tastes like a sweet bourbon. Great stuff.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Pours a reddish brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and some dark fruit.
AndySnow (6774) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: Tasting 2016-05-28.
Appearance: Amber-red colour with a quickly fading off-white head.
Aroma: Bourbon, alcohol, dried fruit, vanilla, raisin, caramel.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, alcohol, raisin, bourbon.
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A consistently great if pricey beer, the sweetness of the bourbon meshes well with the fruitiness and creates a complex monster. Itís too boozy and sweet compared to the complex yet more delicate base imo.