anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a dark ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty oaky caramel and dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy oaky caramel and toffee flavor. Has a fruity malty oaky caramel and toffee spicy finish.
badlizard (5524) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with a thin white fizzy head. Sweet earthy malt and bitter chocolate aroma and taste with a moderate bitterness and roasted grain and caramel notes. Silky medium bodied palate.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somehow didn’t upload a rating for this, but I had notes in my own personal database. Weird because I uploaded ratings for SN’s Agave Charlie which I had right before it, and Dark Horse Whiskey Richard, which I had immediately after.
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at EBF (2011). Pours a clearish brown with a thin beige head. Sweet wood and vanilla on the nose. Lots of malt, wood and bourbon. Long wood notes with some sweetness and a touch of tang.
JohnnyJ (3892) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone Oakquinox 2012. Mostly clear brown slightly reddish pour, small light tan head. Caramel, dark fruit, oak, a bit boozy, sweet brown sugars, and a touch of bourbon. Decent, a little too sweet for my taste though.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber/light brown color with a khaki head. Strong vanilla notes right off the bat. There’s definite some whiskey character along with a decent fruitiness, too. Plenty of brown sugar, toffee, and bread as well. The flavor has strong vanilla and wood flavors and plenty of malt sweetness. Heavy on the toffee and toasted bread with a light fruit character. Sweet and malty and enjoyable.
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap, Avery Strong Ale fest 2012. Murky reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of thick dark fruits, toffee and caramel, some slight earthy tones went right into the brandy part, some more sweet biscuit and bready notes as well. Taste was a bit more balanced with sweet dark fruits and toffees going into the vanilla and oak of the brandy, hints of earth and grass but fairly sweet beer.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At Avery’s 2012 Strong Ale Fest. Murky brownish copper with a thin bubbly light tan head. Very woody aroma with earthy notes of burnt toffee and some light floral hops. Taste is woody, earthy, semi sweet and a little smoky. Kinda sticky at the end, pretty malty.
Camons (4492) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruit, molasses. Taste is malt, yeasty, sweet dark fruit, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation. Okies, but very sweet beer. 090312
adnielsen (7567) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Cloudy, reddish brown appearance with an off-white head. Dark fruity, grape, plum, fig, a bit spicy, sweet caramel, oaky aroma. Quite sweet, rich grape, red plum, toffee, oaky, very sweet, fruity flavor with a cloying finish. Interesting brew but it’s quite sweet.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Brown sugar and yeast aroma with light earthiness. Bourbon and yeast flavor with light toffee, light caramel, and light spice. Medium bodied. Bourbon and light yeast lingers with brown sugar/toffee.