wlajwl (4134) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is malts, caramel, light toffee and toasted bread. The flavor is caramel, malts, fruit, underlying sweetness, toast and a mix of alcohol and mild acidity/tartness in the finish.
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours bronze clear with a medium head, aroma of wood, whiskey, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, caramel and toffee, flavor of wood, whiskey, vanilla, coconut, soy, toffee some hops, medium to full bodied. Great.
arkurzynski (1614) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour. Nose of fruit roll-ups, caramel, spice, and bourbon. Flavor is caramel-covered fruit, cherry, boozy bourbon, and wood tannin. Lingering fruit and wood. Just okay.
tomer (1851) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
at a tasting, thanks zvikar, smallish creamy head, quite clear brown color, aroma of cognac, wood, coconut, vanila, bread and a hint of rum baba, sweet caramel flavor, dried dark fruits and a hint of cognac with some spiciness showing from time to time. Melllow but with an overwhelming barrel character and not too exciting.
DSG (6489) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Nice clear red-amber. Lovely aroma with malt, caramel, some cookies, bourbon, vanilla, some coconut, a bit of nuts, a bit of chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, vanilla, cookies, bourbon, some fruitiness and a light chocolate note. Rounded mouthfeel. Very good stuff.
Leighton (12259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF 2014 Tasting - London. Pours clear amber with a bubbly white head. Toffee on the nose, light butterscotch, ripe fruits. Big sweet flavor, boozy, with some buttery toffee and rich fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Gooey semi-dark sugars on the finish with present booze, buttery toffee, rich ripe fruits. So so.
tnkw01 (1217) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber. One of the best heads I’ve ever seen on a high gravity beer. Aroma is sweet, fruit cake, caramel. Taste is too much alcohol. Sweet, caramel, dried fruit.
matthewjk (947) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice heavy hitter from the mercurial New Holland Brewing Co. Damn, this thing is like a drinkable form of turpentine! Hot as hell, and I love it! In your face caramel and raisin, somewhat smoothed out by wheaty characteristics. Super expense alert per bottle; we are getting into the .33 cents per ounce range. Fun to try.
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Matt picked this bottle up for me at Total Wine. The description is perfect. Very, very rich flavors, some dark fruit, bourbon, though the wheat isn’t apparent. Delicious, but a slow drinker.
tfratzke (61) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of sweet bourbon and figgy caramel. Flavors of caramel corn, butter, sugar, bourbon. Palate is medium, not too syrupy. Wonderful.