waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz pour at Brouwers Cafe Seattle.
Poured chocolate brown with soft reddish flecks and a mildly dark tan head that is thick with a smooth, creamy consistency. The nose is dulled in all aspects. I did pick out chocolate, anise, nuts, prune, raisin, and vanilla. The taste was chocolate, vanilla, creme brûlée, oak, fig, raisin, alcohol, and oak. This beer tastes much better than the smell. Great body, smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Cellar one for sure.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured darker color than cuvee 1. aroma more prevalent and deep earthy notes. taste: more wood, some vanilla, spices, some cherry.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
3 year old large format in snifter. Carmel color. White lacing. Creamy with toffee vanilla and carmel. Medium bitterness, sweet, and good burn. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Very well done.
damzz (247) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slight head that lasted. Needs to be sipped as one would a wine remembering that the bubbles punch up the alcohol effect. malty nose - ah, my wine tasting intrudes. Palate: Roasted malt with caramel and faint hops. Body is full and syrupy. Drink with a friend. Downing a couple of these will put you over the limit on the breathalyser and perhaps lead to memory loss and you do want to remember this brew.
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer wasn’t bad, but it was pretty forgettable. Nothing really stood out. The oak was not very evident. I’d like to try it again, perhaps with the series 1
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby chestnut body. Sweet aromas of vanilla, grass, caramel and oak. Syrupy mouth feel with a nice amount of carbonation. Flavors are semi-sweet and sticky, oak nicely complements the malty toast flavors and the slight hop bitterness. Finishes out with a slightly tingling bitter mouth feel. A rich, complex and boozy brew.
xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber color with an off white head. Aroma is of oak, caramely malts and some toffee. Flavor is oaky with caramel and toffee notes at first, complex, but enjoyable. Finishes a little bitter.
Keir (124) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ The Stable - 12.23.09. Dark red/amber with a thin head but nice lacing. Aroma is very sweet, fruity, heavy alcohol. Taste sweet, malty, slight oak, slight bourbon, slight vanilla, tart. Oily mouth feel.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours chestnut brown with a thick, creamy head. Aroma of vanilla, honey, roasted malts, alcohol (too much). Very rich, medium body with a slightly astringent finish.
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great nose with the vanilla and caramel. Color is nice too, with a rich bourbon color. There’s some malt on the first taste - but it’s all at the front of the mouth. It’s one of the only beers I’ve had where there’s almost no finish... It’s viscous on the palate, which is your only sense that you’re drinking an 11% beer. This one could sneak up on you.