wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 2/5/13 from a 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Grand Cru. Pours a very deep, dark brown with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is full of molasses, dark raisins, port wine, dark fig, dark chocolate, vanilla, toffee, caramel, and just a touch of banana. The flavor is the same, dominated by caramel, toffee, caramelized fig, raisin, chocolate, coconut, and vanilla. The body is full with just lighter than average, and very smooth carbonation, and a long toffee, caramel, fig, raisin, and vanilla finish.
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Brown pour with an off white head. Chocolate and caramel malt bouquet. The taste follows suit. Oak, vanilla, and cola lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
ctipping (537) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 mL bottle poured into a wine glass. Deep amber body with a medium khaki head. Nose is dark fruits and booze. Bourbon. Tastes really sweet. Brighter fruits, but still fruity. Bourbon in the back end. Heavy sugars in this one. Well carbonated and very sweet. Way too sweet for me.
Ron (3170) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma and flavor are very malty, lots of caramel, some earthy hops, some oak, a bit of smoke. Almost a doppelbock quality to it. Thick palate, low carbonation. Lots of alcohol noticeable. Tasty.
jb (2635) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at cottage hill. Quite nice but split a bomber with friends. Strong rich and bourbon dominated. A sipper.
connor0415 (65) - - APR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has more quad characteristics than the standard old ale flavors. The whiskey barrel is present but not overpowering. I get a lot of dark fruits, vanilla, whiskey and a tad bit of sherry like oxidation.
I prefer the illudium cognac barrel version better, had much more barrel and much more sherry like notes and was much thicker. But overall both are excellent beers, they stack up with some of the best barrel aged old ales out there
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hop City Birmingham. Pours a dark brown color with lots of bubbles but not much of a head. Sweet aroma like dark brown sugar and honey but some lurking umami notes too plus a nice dose of yeast.. Bold flavor with dark molasses and some burnt toffee. Really nice vanilla and oak tannins that tighten the finish. No hint at all that this is almost 12%. Mighty tasty.
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with clingy tan foam. Nose is sour blackberry, peat, cocoa and earth. Chewy with bits, gelatinous and fizzy. Weird stump juice feel. Taste is Southern Comfort, raisin, light smoke and prune. Sticky then dry and ashy. Hot and crazy.
jbruner (3154) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown from bomber with thin ring of tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is phenolic booze with banana esters, spicy and odd. Taste follows, a bit off, booze is big. Not sure how I feel about it.
crossovert (9962) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Dark brown pour. Very ncie brew that has a bit of tartness, bust mostly waves of caramel, earth, and herbs with a nice sweet boziness that isnít over the top, rather smooth acutally.
tricyclist (1118) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Honestly, I was looking forward to this but it was so heavy and syrupy that it wasnít as enjoyable as I had planned. It poured dark and murky with a thin head. Nose was mostly sweet malt and caramel or molasses notes. Flavor was mostly alcohol and sweet malts and caramel or toffee. I understand itís a strong ale but there wasnít much depth in this one for me...