leghorn99 (64) - Livorno, ITALY - MAR 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Si presenta di colore giallo ambrato opaco; la schiuma è abbondante, fine, cremosa e dall’ottima persistenza. L’aroma è complesso: bourbon, vaniglia, spezie, caramello, arancia, ciliegia; dopo una più attenta analisi, si percepiscono anche lo zucchero di canna, il brandy e un leggero profumo di mele. Il gusto è incredibilmente complesso: malto, caramello, bourbon, prugna, melassa, frutta secca, uva passa, vaniglia, fichi, zucchero di canna, spezie. Corpo pieno e complesso, carbonazione media. E’ un capolavoro, di una genialità incredibile; almeno una bottiglia, non dovrebbe mai mancare nella RESERVA personale!
olsvammel (3803) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Strong smell of dried fruit and bourbon. I also get some vanilla and oak. Bourbon dominates the taste but I also get some dried fruit and vanilla. A bit boozy. Very sweet. Very drinkable!
Bierridder_S (140) - BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22/03/2015 @home, 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck.
Hazy brown with smalle creamy head. Aroma is bourbon, red fruits, vanilla. Oily mouthfeel. Taste is Red fruits, caramel, boubon, vanilla
Hanoi (533) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2011 (seems to be quite different to the 2008 in the description above). Nose is bourbon, vanilla, spice, undercut with a dry yeast, caramel, orange, cherry, cola, sugar and slight cellar notes. A new sniff gives more brown sugar, brandy, apples, spice. So, so much going on.
Taste brown sugar, leading to bourbon and vanilla, nut, malt, cherry, spice. Apple, dry yeast, oak, orange, a few sips in the vinous notes from the wine barrel aging emerge in the finish. More sips give plum, raisins, sticky fruit cake, dark syrup. As I step away and return I get oranges a hint of marmalade.
I often find bourbon aged beers, are dominated by barrel to the detriment of everything else. This beer is extraordinarily balanced with a dryer finish undercutting the sweetness from the bourban,
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber body. Off-white creamy head. Aroma of chocolate malts. Flavour of dark fruit, caramel. Aggressive aftertaste of alcohol and spices. Just a bit too much.
Turtles (110) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown with a tan head which drops quickly. Lovely aroma of alcohol, vanilla, dried fruit and dark oak barrels. Great complex taste that bites immediately in the mouth. In the beginning, the taste is sweet as dried plums and caramel, then comes a prominent taste of alcohol and sweet red wine, long and warm aftertaste of honey and bourbon. Overall booze is a dominant flavor.
RollE2k (34) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice Quad. Very drinkable for the 10.5% alcohol there.
Thick malt-bomb with distinct sweetness. Alot of typical quad tones, raisins and a little wine from the barrel aging. With time the bourbon aging with vanilla-tones gets the biggest room. Great, i should have had some well aged cheeses to this one!
Zekada (369) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark amber, hazel brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity, and is not very distinct. Taste is equally sweet and complex with a malty tone. Palate is oily though thin. Overall I would recommend it, a nice experience.
pilsnerrogge (2577) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown-ish amber with a mid sized head.
Aroma is oak, bourbon and alcohol.
Smooth mouth feel.
Sweet taste of bourbon, toffee, oak and alcohol.
ninecats (233) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2011, 10,5%. Beautiful deep, semi-hazy blood red color, massive white/light beige foam sinking quickly leaving some lacings. Aroma is complex, with obvious hints of sweet malt, vanilla, oak, liquorice, muscovado sugar, overriped fruits. Taste is malt driven, big overriped fruity flavours, sweet with an oaky tone up-front. Some alcohol kicks in (in a pleasant, controlled way) and a slight bitterness, creating a burning/bitter finish. Big body, soft to medium carbo, very sticky texture. Very good.