stouby (3726) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Fermentoren. Almost clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, dark fruits, wood/barrels, bourbon. Flavor almost heavy sweet, light spicy, light hoppy. Full body, quite flat, some warming alcohol in the finish. Super nice. Called vintage 2009.
Cunningham (4491) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Amber color with a tan head.
Aroma: Sweet fruity, light acidic, light oak and caramel malty.
Palate: Medium to full body. A round fine sweetness and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: A bit sweet fruity, caramel malty, oak and some mild spices. Warming alcohol.
Overall impression: Holy diver!
Personal stats: Sample @ Haand 13
eachnotesecure (66) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared a 750 of this at a recent tasting. Purchased about six months ago. Pours a copper color with little to no head. Smells boozy and sweet with some caramel and toffee also on the nose. Tastes like a dream, so much going on here with the barrels, the vanilla and has an easy mouthfeel and finish. Want more.
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2013
Pours slightly hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, oak, vanilla and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, oak, vanilla and dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Inbreak (2124) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 12.05.2012, tap @ CBC:
Lett fruktig og konsentrert lukt med preg av malt, humle, sukker, tørka frukt, alkohol, karamell, gras, epler. Sødmerik lett fruktig smak med preg av malt, humle, karamell, tørka frukt, gras, smørblomst, toffee, rosin, sjokolade. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei.
Countbeer (4423) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ BBQ’13: Served in a taster:
Medium sized vast and very slowly changing vanilla/beige colored foamy head on top of a clear amber colored beer.
Aromas of fruit, peach, pine, apple, hints of oatmeal, bourbon and vanilla.
Flavours of butter, prunes, berries, cream, bourbon tint, barleys, vanilla tint and spicy.
Aftertaste is creamy, fruity, bourbon, barleys and some spice/bitters.
Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, full body and a oily texture. Lovely beer.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a goblet. This was not cheap, but I guess four years in a barrel will do that to a beer.
4.0 A: Moderately hazed light amber color. Not quite a "blonde" quad. One and a half fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is about what you’d expect from a beer this big and a short, incomplete ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: The nose mainly consists of an interesting interplay between the two barrels used. The wine barrel offers a big sherry fruitiness with mixed berries (raspberry foremost), cherries, and sweet vinous grape. The bourbon barrel contributes a lot of vanilla, earth, melon fruitiness, and a touch of leather. The base beer rounds this out with caramel, plum, figs, and dates. Peppery spiciness. Overall, this is incredibly fruity with all the aromas smoothened out and integrated well. No hints of booze. Lots of complexity here. Well done.
4.0 T: The taste is more of the mishmash of flavors that I was expecting to discover in the nose. Huge fruitiness again doesn’t quite get along with the bourbon, but they aren’t at odds as much as they could be. Absolutely tons of raspberry, strawberry, vinous grape, and cherry sherry notes. Fig, date, plum, prune, melon underneath. There’s even some tobacco and raisin in there as well. Earthy bourbon with leather, vanilla, and some peat. Pepper and a bit of clove from the yeast. Caramel, toffee, a light booze, and a sugary sweetness. Superbly complex, but not everything gets along with each other. Still, quite tasty.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Good creaminess, but a bit chewier and stickier than I prefer. Smooth enough though.
3.5 D: Very interesting beer that is worth a try. I doubt I’d buy another bottle if I had the chance though, but I’m glad I got this one. The bourbon is a bit at odds with the fruity notes, but at least it’s a unique experience.
Serving type: bottle
Arve_Christian (3062) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Haand Festival 2013. Golden color, good foam . Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, malt, toffee, some fruitiness and hops in aftertaste. Full body & High complexity. Inmediate sweetness, balancing bitterness; overall On the sweet side. Very enjoyable
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lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. 2008 vintage.
Pours a dark amber brown colour with a beige foamy head with good retention. Aroma is rather sweet and fruity with notes of ficus, bourbon, wood, caramel, . Flavour of strong heavy caramel, dried apricot, bourbon, mellow honey, ficus, wood, weak vanilla and some alcohol. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes smooth, lingering, warming, fruity and somewhat tangy, where bourbon barrel clearly is present. Complex and heavy. Excellent stuff.
olio (6166) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle (10,5%). BBE 30.05.2017.
Pours hazy dark copper color with head. Aroma of oak, dark ripe fruits, yeast, caramel, dark berries and some molasses. Flavor of ripe fruits, sweet caramel malts, molasses, mild oaky notes, rose hip and some mild sourish fruity notes. Somewhat heavy beer, complex and full-flavored. Very nicely aged, almost sourish palate with a sweetish finish. Excellent.