fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark mahogany color, clean, with medium sized head. Aroma of malt and oak barrel, cane sugar, hint of oxidisation. Full bodied; rather sweet caramel flavor with sweet nuts traces; unfortunately the alcohol is too present, and it seems to be the sole counterpart of the sweetness, rather than some more solid bitterness. Some vegetable soup in the end.
pentaz (952) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours near clear amber with a small lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma is very sweet, sugary,toffee, caramel, complex, ripe fruit, oak, bourbon. Taste is moderate+ sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium, texture is thick oily, carbonation is soft+.Finishes quite sweet and warming with lingering toffee and oak.
AdamJackson (2106) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark amber hues, a bit murky orange. 3 finger dark yellow head. Sweet and malty up front. a hint of cheese. cigarette and plum finish on the taste. apricot and pineapple. some banana bread and count-chokola cereal. It’s quite nice. Thanks _angst_!!!
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by AdamJackson. Darker ruby color with bubbly, soapy head. Aroma shows caramel, oak, dark fruit and traces of bourbon.
Flavor is a light bourbon nuance over, caramel, sugar, run soaked raisins. The body is nearly syrupy sweet with a blast of sugar with some dried dark fruits. Lager yeast makes the body kind of thin but with the bourbon flavor helps the overall feel of the brew. Light warming alcohol after the sip, warms the belly. Almost on the line of cloying, yet again the bourbon saves it. Overall, the barrel makes this beer.
markwise (4347) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Generously shared by a kind soul at the 2014 Pre-Hunahpu Thursday Tasting. Pours amber with an off-white head. Nose is dark fruits, vanilla, wood, sweetness, and malt character with some lager yeast in there as well. Flavor is similar with sweet malts, raisins, dark fruit, some booze, vanilla, and yeast. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown pour. Light amber head. Thanks to Bill for the share. Love the woody notes mixed with the sweet malty base. Vanilla, figs,dates, brown sugar. Damn fun beer!
Lilja (1405) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Med ölföreningen julen 2013. Smak och doft humle, malt, marsipan, farinsocker, russin, trä, körsbär, fatkaraktär, bourbon. Fina smaker trots en aning stark alkoholsmak.
Furseth (1931) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear red color, nice head, aroma: vanilla, fruity, coffee and dark chocolate.
Flavor; vanilla, bourbon, choc, citrus, full body, long portwiney finish.
The most extreme bock beer I ever tasted. Cheers!
zvikar (2837) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Eyal for this one. Pours deep red with a medium beige head, aroma of honey, toffee, caramel, brandy, vanilla, glue and wood ,flavor of toffee, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, glue, tasty, medium to full bodied, great
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Coconut, bourbon, sweetness, raisins, warming alcohol, vanilla, dark chocolate, high american oak, rather sweet.
_angst_ (2377) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours hazy deep reddish brown with a small slightly fizzy beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is very malty with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, prominent bourbon, tingling alcohol, charred wood, butterscotch hard candy, pecan pie, raisins, plums in brandy, caramelized almonds, toasted coconut, sherry, dried cherries, moist soil and hints of hay. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, bourbon, mineral rich soil, charred wood, raisins, coconut milk, caramelized almonds, roasted hazelnuts, prunes, hay, butterscotch and tummy warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, tiny fizzy, round, tiny sticky sweet and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, burnt cookies, hay, soil, charred wood, raisins and bourbon. Another BA wonder from North Coast. A malt dream aged in barrels and matured till perfection basically. I imagine some more time will make this more balanced, nicely oxidized and even more complex but till then this beer is perplexingly good so enjoy it now and in the future if you’re a malt-head.