PriorL (2488) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
APPEARANCE: caramel/amber beer, small unstable beige head. Flat.
NOSE: heavy alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, wood.
TASTE: wood, vanilla, whiskey, very strong, maybe too strong even...
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Clear deep amber pour with a quickly fading head. Aroma of caramel, citrus hops, vanilla, bourbon and dried fruit. Flavor is toffee, warming alcohol, bitter hops and some dry oak. Medium body with a long warming finish. Very nice addition to a great beer, but still pretty hot.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good sweet aroma. Taste is sweet initially and gets a little sour, then finishes a little bitter, solid beer.
Emeister84 (1446) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of coconut, butterscotch, almond, vanilla, and caramel. Clear dark ruby-bronze with a lasting, very thin, beige head. Mostly dry with a slight bourbon-like sweetness, in combination with flavors of coconut, dried fruit, vanilla, and brandy. Strong, full bodied, and well carbonated. A little hot, but very balanced, and very delicious.
zickbeer_ye (334) - Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet toffee, caramel, coconut, vanilla, butterscotch slightly roasty. Slight offwhite head beautiful ruby bronze body. tases of butterscotch, coconut, vanilla good hit of malts kinda like a dessert pastry and some bourbon heat. Smooth but a little hot on palate.
Roonai (305) - - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber w white head. Nose is chocolate, syrup and toffee. Taste is same w booze note.
deyholla (7701) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear burnt sienna with a yellowish tan that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount vanilla and sweet grain with underlying toffee and oak. Flavor has more toffee and burnt sugars with underlying vanilla and sweet grains.
50belair (2868) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with an off white head. Whiskey nose. Bland whiskey, hoppy bitterness, mild caramel malt notes. Average mouthfeel and body.
blklab2007 (2078) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle through trade huge thanks to AZBennett! Corked and caged 2013 expedition. Pour has a brown color with nice ruby highlights and a thin coating of tan head that fell to a ring on the glass. Aroma has the promised whiskey barrels done so nicely! Vanilla, oak, toasted custard, brown sugar, juicy wood, caramel, and the distinct malts of Bigfoot. I love that the base beer is there full force but the barrels take it to another level. Mouth feel is medium with good coating and enough carbonation but dialed back a bit from the regular. Flavor brings on the aged malted flavors, light sweet bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark fruit touches, and a bit of hops still lingers. I wish this was widely available it is so enjoyable, it takes a classic favorite to another level while still maintaining what was so good.
alexsdad06 (6697) - Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a clear deep reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma has caramel, fruit, oak, whiskey, vanilla, and quite a bit of resiny hops. The flavor is more of the same; the caramel malts and resiny hops compete for attention, oak character everywhere, vanilla and some fruits. It just seemed to need a bit more time for things to integrate better.