handsomejn (72) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing beer. Loved the bourbon oak flavors and smells. Vanilla in there too. Dark brown pour nice head and lacing. A little sweet. Rich and delicious. I wish I’d factored in the 13%. I need a nap
nearbeer (4176) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle that indicates 12% abv. Big nose of toasted cereal, raisin, booze and chocolate. Lightly hazy copper-brown body has a ring and an island of thin creamy foam. Tastes of raisin, dry cocoa, dark cherry, butterscotch cornflake cookies and vanilla. Lingering finish has some oak and dry grass with touches of tobacco and soy sauce to dry things a bit. Heavy body has a smooth medium carbonation and a nice balance. The 12% is pretty well hidden.
mikem409 (1849) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks beau. Color is brown with thin head. Aroma of oak and brown sugar. Taste reminds me of bruery anniversary but less booze. Burnt sugar and vanilla wood.
SSSteve (3958) - - JUL 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. muddy brown with a small beige head. dusty oaky nutty aroma. sweet with robust flavors of nuts, caramel, oak, chocolate. full bodied and sweet.
tightslice (437) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is chewy malted candies, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon. Taste is whiskey and coke (can’t get this out of my head), m&m’s, espresso. Overall too sweet.
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is quite sweet with dark fruits, vanilla and cocoa. Taste is again sweet with light booze, vanilla raisins chocolate. Medium bodied oily good carbonation. Overall tasty
Gription79 (2615) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Huge toffee notes. This is a big malty beer. Caramel, toffee, light roasted malt notes. On the sweet side.
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is a nice smooth brown ale with a ton of malt richness. Like a molasses cookie.
sonnycheeba (4251) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown. Aroma is huge vanilla and caramel with some oak, bready and cookie malts, toffee, and faint booze. Flavor is dry and booze with medium malt character, toffee sweetness, and tons of barrel character (booze, vanilla, and oak). Medium body.
JHeath99 (1445) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin spotty layer of light tan head. Aroma is super boozy up front w caramel. Taste is caramel, bit of vanilla and dark fruits, and booze.
vyvvy (4673) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. The aroma has heavy nuttiness, toasted malt, bourbon, brown sugar, alcohol, toffee and overall big richness. It has a medium / thick chewy body with some soft carbonation. The flavor starts with walnuts, heavy toast, oak, vanilla, candy sugar and some mild earthy hops. The finish has bourbon, vanilla, oak and massive walnuts. Excellent beer.