barn0216 (216) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange, nice foam and lots of lacing. Strong aroma of malt, yeast, alcohol. Flavor is boozy, caramel, tobacco, spice. Palate is very sticky, oily.
bytemesis (1413) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours cloudy deep orange with a medium off white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. (Faint) aroma is caramel, fruiyt, wood. Taste is about the same, medium sweet, quite boozy. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Does not have the complexity of the best quads out there.
Koelschtrinker (8480) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Süß-säuerlicher Beginn. Angenehme Alkoholnoten, würzig, stimmig, zurückhaltend. Wenig brennendes Finish, nett. Rauchig-trockener Nachgeschmack. 8/10/11/11//11
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Stone. Clear dark golden with almost no head. Really nice floral bourbon caramel and vanilla aroma. Thick silky creamy palate. Tastes of caramel, bourbon candy, orange, vanilla, and dry oak with a sticky sweet bourbon finish. Outstanding.
kraddel (851) - deurne, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle cracked with 77ships / 2 australian tourists. , and on draft at BBF ( by mistake)
smells very sweet
tastes VERY sweet. struise’s sweetest would be a great alias for this one ! bourboin barrels? no doubt! . i still get that ’tsjeesesy’ thing in it , wich i love. but i prefer tsjeeses over this one ( i know, hatters gonna hate) yet its a nice brew. lets see what aging does to it !
kiwianer (2314) - Mönchengladbach, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head is medium, the body gold-brown. The taste is sweet and malty, a bit alcoholic. Medium. 10/7/6/7/-/8
Lukaduke (1017) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft @ Novare Res. Pours a deep golden color with a finger or so of thick sticky foam. On the nose its got some tons of complex sniffs...sweet fruit, plum, melon, berries, woody goodness, vanilla, creme brulee, and some earthy date and fig too. On the palate its complex yet amazingly balanced with nice sweet mellow flavors mingle with some earthy booze and yeast spice. Touches of sherry, caramel... wow this beer just keeps on giving. A real nice beer to sit and contemplate !
toxichop (163) - South Gate, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. A: the hopes shine on this one, pine, red grapes, oak, red wine, and a hint of vanilla. P: light amber with a thin head. T: very fruity, red grapes, apricot, oak, hints of alcohol, caramel malt and vanilla. M: thin with soft carbonation. O: really good but I didnt get much of the bourbon.
Borresteijn (3647) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl Bottle at UDRBM. Hazy dark amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of vanilla and oak, quite sweet, lots of malts, light yeasty, sweet ripe fruits. Flavour is sweet, thick malty, ripe fruits, vanilla, oak, sweet bourbon finish with a light bitterness. Full-bodied. Nice sipper.
erickok (2282) - Tours, FRANCE - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, hazy and off white head. Dark yeast, bready, spices, nuts and sweet malts. Thick sweet base, syrup, apple juice. Lots of balancing hops. Residual sugars, barley wine like. It’s a tasty winter warmer. (UDRBM)