dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A sweet black cherry aroma. The flavor also tastes of black cherries and is so smooth it actually nullifies the extreme bitterness of the Double IPA I just drank. Really good.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a hazy amber body with an off white head. Dark fruity body. Light plums and cherry notes, hints of apple and sweet fruit toned esters. A nectar puree with a modest oak vanilla that rolls nicely across the tongue. A nice blend for sure.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 2/16/2011 on tap at Beer Revolution. This Belgian quad pours a dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is dark fruit, malt, touch of wood and bourbon. A medium to full bodied quad. The malts are dark fruit and sweet with a touch of wood and some bourbon. The hops are earthy. Nice carbonation. Good balance. Touch of residual sweetness with the bourbon and oak coming in at the end. Good sipping beer, not as sweet as most quads. Perhaps there is no candi sugar added? Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at EBF. 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.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a cream head. Bourbon and light brown sugar aroma. Bourbon and toffee flavor with dark fruit and yeast. Medium bodied. Bourbon and toffee lingers with dark fruit and light yeast.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 ounce sample on tap at the Capital Beerfest. The aroma is light, tart with cherry hints and some woddy notes. Light underlying sweetness with vanilla aromas are also in there. Really nicely aromatic. Moderately hazy golden-amber body with a smallish off-white head. Starts a bit sweet and caramelly before this becomes a bit woody and roasted in the middle. Finishes a little thin, but there are light cherry and wood notes present, too. Pretty nice stuff, but a bit thin for my preferences.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at NotB. Poured a hazy brownish gold with a yellowish brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a good amount of barrel, as well as sweet grains, candied sugar and a hint of dark fruit. Flavor was similar with dark fruits and candied sugar, a hint of grapefruit and barrel coming out in the finish.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a dark color. Aroma is of raisins and wood. Very rich palate and nice flavors of oak and bread. Very well balanced, nice
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light brown with a fizzy head. Caramel and apple aroma and taste with candy sugar vanilla and mild oak notes.
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, caramel malts, some Belgian esters, and a nice amount of that sweet Kantuckeh bourbon. A pretty solid barrel-aged Belgium.