EdInSaltLake (624) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel sweet aroma; Roasted malt, vanilla, some alcohol. Cocoa, sweet malt flavor, with vanilla, bourbon, brandy.
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Mike
Clear brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma is woody, bourbon and vanilla. Flavors are toasted malts, woody, vanilla and some sweetness
MikeJslc (741) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, clear, tan head. Aroma of toffee, biscuit, chocolate, raisins. Flavor: deep malt, toffee, raisins, chocolate, bourbon barrel, a little heat, nutty notes, some leather and tobacco.
brystmar (1234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boring appearance, lighter than III. Way more barrel character than Hellshire III. Kinda astringent; burns on its way down. Hoppy too. Meh.
nimbleprop (4758) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour at Jack Rose DC. Pours a clear, deep amber with some lacing white head. Nose of cherry, raisin, booze, some red grape, vanilla, wood pulp, a little nail polish. Flavors of caramel, booze, rootbeer, vanilla, brown sugar, sour mash whiskey. Lightly boozy finish.
radagast83 (4548) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jack Rose. Poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some wood, with notes of nice malt, bourbon. Flavor was heavy bourbon, with some light tart vinous notes, roasted notes. Alcohol is there, but it’s hidden a bit.
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Waxed bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of bourbon, caramel, oak, dried fruit, toffee and light vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, toffee, dried fruit and light oak with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
jandd1983 (2533) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, vanilla and some bourbon. The taste was of chocolate, vanilla, wood with some bourbon and was medium bodied, with a nice finish. Very nice.
vtafro (3217) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Some spice, chocolate, roasted, bourbon and oak. Aromas are dark and barrel influenced.
Strykzone (4901) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at dld. Dark brown opaque. Delicious fruit tasted first. Barleywine like. Bold beer. Bourbon, vanilla, wood. Tasty stuff and then some.