maxwelldeux (3085) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vinatage, aged properly. Pours a near black color with fairly little head on it. Nose is quite complex... I get a lot of darker fruits in there, most notably fig and raisin, with a little bit of bourbon subtly coming through underneath the fruit. The bourbon comes through stronger in the taste, and I find it slightly boozy like that. There is a bit of sweetness coming through, with just a hint of burnt elements, and a slight chocolate finish. Complex and quite interesting...
beerfest5 (1067) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Woof, this one is a big complex beer not for the faint hearted. Pours an opaque red to black in the tulip glass, no head, aroma of booze, banana, flowers, dark fruit, a real mix bag here. The first sip, truly a sip, was burn and mulled wine. Once it warmed and opened up a little, the bourbon came through big time, this isn’t an easy beer to drink but it is enjoyable.
Salmoniform (269) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured 2013B vintage from bottld to glass. Jet black hue with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, toffee, raisins, cola.mouthfeel is thick with a full body and average carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout but overly cloying. Bitter astringtness following and an ethanol finish. Overall this is a spectacular brew.
Oregon_butcher (60) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan head. Smells sweet and bourbon like. Taste very mellow and smooth for the alcohol content. Very sweet, woody, caramel, and bourbon taste. Slightly alcohol burn in aftertaste. Delicious
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devman171 (727) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours black flat and oily top. Aroma is sweet oaky raisins, taste is sweet booze up front and a bit of an alcohol burn. While the booze isn't overwhelming, it could use some more bitterness
DrewFace (482) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. pours a thick viscous very dark color. Boozy sweet dark fruity aroma. Roasty dark fruit boozy flavor. Very tasty.
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/15/2014. From bottle. Pours pitch black with a small beige head. Sweet oaky aromas with roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavors are complex with oak, chocolate, licorice. Almost no carbonation.
sitzds (266) - - JAN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Guest tap at FFF poured into snifter. Appearance is deep brown with no translucent edges. A small tan head forms, then collapses to a thin remnant that lasts the session - which took a while. This was a textbook sipper. The aroma is barrel-forward: coconut, charred oak, vanilla, brown sugar, and booze. Below that are coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and ripe plum. Taste is lead by toasted coconut and the barrel notes - all washed in alcohol. Moderate sweetness comes next in the form of vanilla, molasses, and chocolate. Some bitter licorice and oak flavors come late. Full bodied, thick, oily, and chewy texture, minimal carbonation, long sweet boozy finish.
ACD (580) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2012. Black with tiny mocha head - yep, looks viscous. Heavy sweet bourbon nose, chocolate, caramel and thick syrupy dark fruit too. Bourbon is big in the taste, plenty of cocoa, figs, and sweet caramel. Some thicker roastier coffee comes through, decent dark roast malt. Full bodied, a sipper. Booze well integrated. Sweet bourbon lingers with a touch of dark chocolate. Pricey, but excellent.
CH-303 (1321) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Cork-n-caged. Basically black, oily. Minimal head.
Aroma: Oak, whiskey, wood.
Taste: Lots of whiskey, wood, slightly roasted. Warming, some alcohol. Bourbon-barreling a bit overpowering. Overrated.
Info: 375ml bottle, 28/12-2013