fiulijn (16187) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Matt’s; synthetic cork; bottle No. 02737, vintage 2014
Brown color, no head. Aroma of dates, raisins, dark fruits, then bourbon. Lean mouthfeel, very moderate sweetness; quite good malt flavor, the bourbon makes it taste like some kind of vanilla pudding. Low bitterness, a bit boozy.
mcberko (8723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL bottle, pours an opaque cloudy rusted red with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of perfumey notes, some bourbon, with dark fruits and toffee further back. Flavour is similar, with dark fruits, toasted hazelnuts, bourbon and perfume. Odd but interesting mix of flavours. High on the perfumey notes, but they aren’t too cosmetic-like. Good stuff.
jfb (4541) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) hazy deep brown colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of raisins, sugar icing and fudge, slightly oxidized, with a touch of milk chocolate, roasted malts and bubble gum. flavour is mostly peaches, oak and roasted malts, slightly tart, with a touch of cherry stones, alcohol, lemons and autumn foliage. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
mike_77 (3789) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strange aroma that’s grassy and also a bit like wallpaper paste. Flavour is much nicer with pleasant sweet vanilla in the finish.
gEUS (1395) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at ZBF15. Pours cloudy brown with a nice creamy head. Nice balanced oaky and vanilla flavoured aroma, medium body and nice full sweet flavours of raisins and dates.
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Happy Gnome. Pour is murky brown with a small khaki colored head and decent lacing. Big prune, toffee, raisins, somewhat woody, grapey, caramel and brown sugar in the aroma. Taste is toffee, tangy, banana, some pear, dates, brown sugar, and caramel with a sweet finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. OK
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Happy Gnome, murky brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of big bourbon, oak, vanilla into dark fruit, plum, some spice. Taste was a mix of oak, vanilla, dark fruit, spice, toffee, slight molasses, grass, toast, finishing sweet, slightly spicy. The smell is much better than flavor, but decent.
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Poured murky brown with almost no head. The aroma picked up lots of almost tropical fruits and bourbon.. some spicy yeast too. The flavor found similar, picking up a bit of molasses and caramel.. finished fruity and warm, but smooth. Heavy-bodied with low carbonation.. a but grainy.. solid.
ShivanDragon (2080) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@BFGM15, Schenkt zwart/bruin met kaki kraag. Aroma is in de basis goed, maar ook de turfachtige tonen komen er goed doorheen, Heb deze gezamelijk naast de Bourbon geproefd en conclusie was dat de Bourbon voor mij lekkerder was, de Ardberg was iets te aanwezig met (peated), turfachtige tonen. Zwaar bier, granig, zwaar zoet, redelijk bitter, stevige alcohol, zoetig, vanille en bourbon
hohops (483) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Pours very dark brown, with a small foamy covering. Aroma- vanilla, milk chocolate, cocoa, bourbon, hint of dark fruit. Taste- plenty of vanilla sweetness, milk chocolate, nutty, dark fruit undertones, oily and slick in the mouth, sticky sweet finish. Excellent.