Brew42 (61) - - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with next to no head.
Smells very boozy. Bourbon and roasted malts with some coffee.
Tastes bitter and boozy. A very slight sweetness but it is overshadowed by the bourbon flavor.
Mouthfeel- Smooth and warm. The alcohol lingers a bit.
Overall- I usually dont like when beers get too strong but this was decent. I should have saved it for a cold day but it was ok.
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is prominently malt and barrel with some distinct wood character. Taste is primarily wood with some booze character. A slightly tart and smokey flavor to it. Semi sweet finish. Ok. Probably the best shipyard beer Iíve had but not great.
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisOís. Hazy dark brown beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry and a little crisp. Mild tangy bourbon, fruity. Lesser notes of oak and a whisper of vanilla. Light spice and sourness. Light dry finish. Not bad.
minutemat (1356) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Pours dark brown, big choc / Christmas cake aroma, sumptuous dark fruits, subtle whisky, dark malts, toffee, vanilla, raisins, tangy alcohol.. full bodied with a sweet finish. Great stuff.
harrisoni (13273) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Very dark brown beer lasting tan head. Vanilla chocolate little bit of bourbon. Not all bourbon. Not hot. Ok I thought.
Scopey (6292) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Ken. It pours deep ruby with minimal head. The nose is sweet, vanilla, massive bourbon, wood, toffee, jammy berry and desiccated coconut. The taste is sweet, toasty, dried berry, oak, warming alcohol, cola, caramel, toasty, bourbon, light tang, varnish and pepper with a dry, sort of fruity finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Interesting.
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown pour with little head. Aroma is nuts, dark malts, and barrel. The taste is boozy scotch, licorice, nuts, and a touch of peat. Pretty good.
puboflyons (2069) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the corked caged 750 ml bottle no. 09960 cellar aged for two years. Serving at about 50 degrees. The pour is deep mahogany brown with ruby red hues and a modest mocha head that lingers. The aroma is like a book with so many characters and complex characteristics. I am not even sure if I could name all the esters I am getting but hereís my best shot. Dark roasted chocolate, dark malts, butterscotch, toffee, dark fruit like fig, tart cherries and red grapes, earthy peat-like qualities. black licorice, and vague clove. Bold and full body. The chocolate, butterscotch and other sweet malt characters kick in at first followed almost immediately by a tart red grape and wine-like dry finish. "An unlimited shelf life" Shipyard boasts. I would not be surprised if this would taste as good if not better five years from now. Too bad I didnít have another to give it a try.
Mrnoluv (148) - long beach, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown sugar, maple syrup, dark fruit, butterscotch aroma, the aroma is so sweet it gives you a cavity, dark brown appearance, the taste is not sweet at all. Itís a shocker!!! The taste is barley. Now I did age my bottle for 5 months, and it was a 2012 aged in bourbon barrels, I must admit itís a good beer but not what I expected.
TheHopster (788) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Compliments of Mark for annual Christmas dinner. Pungent aroma of bourbon, malts and alcohol. Complex flavor includes intense malts, anise. bourbon, scotch and raisin. A real fireside sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 10 East. Quite an amazing beer and one I hope to find in the bottle very, very soon. An aroma of intense black licorice, butterscotch, toasted oak, and pecan pie. The flavor is equally as incredible. Sweet and spicy, oaked and bourbon, Tootsie Rolls and molasses. A long, sweet finish and the bourbon really comes out. Fantastic beer.