onceblind (6171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky deep amber/copper with a thin Rocky light beige head. Big boozy rummy nose with brown sugar and raisin and dates and oak and something like cognac. Big flavor with dates and brandy and a kiss of Apple, some oak, brown sugar, raisin, and a little boozy heat near the finish. Big flavorful complex and woody quad. A bit strange and cognac-y but really tasty.
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Murky reddish, light brown appearance with a tan head. Aroma of oak, whiskey, dark malts, fruity esters, vanilla, candy sugar, yeast and light spice. Similar flavor, a touch boozy, but pretty smooth and complex. A nice full bodied sipper with a somewhat sweet finish.
RABinCO (1430) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample. Cola pour. No head. Aroma of wood and dark fruits. The wood adds a nice earthy balance that elevates this above the base beer and the rum barrel version. Still not great. Could never do a full glass.
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Release #1, bottle 13 of 300 from a trade. Fairly normal looking pour for a quadruple. Aroma is also true to form with some sweet malt and dark fruit plus molasses. The flavor again is a pretty nice quad and finishes with a little hint of the whiskey. Maybe a touch thin but nice.
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Medium-red pour with an off-white head. The aroma has some strong bourbon notes as well as some caramel and molasses. The flavor is similar with some cherry, toffee and bourbon notes coming through up front, and some maple and vanilla notes also being present. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Errl (2327) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Wchesser..185/300- Pour is ruby with a haze of tan head..Nose is nice sweet toffee, caramel, bourbon, brown sugar, maple..Tase is nice bourbon, vanilla, barrel, rich caramel, toffee, nice sweetness..Such an amazing beer
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22oz bomber thanks to errlski) clear deep ruby/caramel, wispy tan bubble. nose of very rich bourbon barrel, vanilla, graham cracker, dark dried fruit, complex, oats, sweet grain, awesome. Taste of rich chocolate malt, vanilla, rich caramel, light alcohol, this is a delicious quad. Super flavorful.
wchesser (1577) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep mahogany red brown with a little cloudiness. Nose is toffee, butterscotch, bourbon, and barrel characteristics. Flavor follows. Big and a just a little hot. Delicious sipper. Needs some more time to come together. Going to get some more for the cellar.
Ratman197 (11782) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of whiskey, oak, toffee, carmel, fuittiness and light tobacco. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flaors of whiskey, oak, toffee,tobacco, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering tobacco finish.
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown with foamy yellow head. Aroma has notes of vanilla, whiskey, caramel, chocolate, molasses, plum, raisin, nice and balanced. Taste is nice dark fruits with whiskey, vanilla, some nice raisin and plum notes with a slight hint of booze, some molasses and acidic malts, cocoa powder, finishing sweet.