Jow (1819) - New York, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at clocking new year. Pours hazy amber with nose of vanilla and fruit. Tastes of vanilla, peach, lemon, yeasty, oak, and booze. Pretty sweet with alcohol finish.
jtclockwork (6924) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by me at Clocking New Year. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of vanilla, tangerine, lemon, alcohol soaked fruits and oak. Medium body.
yngwie (12531) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haand Festival. It pours an unclear, orange-golden body under a small, off-white head. It’s vinous on the nose, with sugar, fruityness, some peaches and alcohol. Quite sweet on the palate, full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated, slightly warming towards the end. The flavor has a nice bitterness, peaches and a generic fruityness and feels quite vinous. Warming, fruity finish. Maybe too sweet this one, or a tad too alcoholic, but I like the vinous touch. Nice. 130525
Smurf2055 (1255) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper, off white head (cask?)
Smell is very big whisky. Malt and red fruit.
Taste is like a watered down scotch or irish whisky. Red fruit
Medium body, very big burn on the end.
I am pretty sure this was aged in whisky barrels and not just oak. Nice
drfabulous (3569) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Orange body. Very sweet and sticky tripel. Bit of oak in taste. Slight spice. Candy.
Lowenbrau (1643) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 750ml bottle @Cimmeria. On tap @Struise, courtesy of Urbain. Liquor, fruity, liquorice aromas. Pours hazy golden with avergae white head, some lacing. Medium body, average to soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is wood, liquor, liquorice, fruity. Quite enjoyable.
maekchu (1698) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sampling at Lefty’s place. Yeast and subtle barrel notes. Copper-amber color, and a one-finger creamy head. Smooth rich barrel initial, with dark sugar and vanilla / sweet fruit gathers intensity throughout mid and final. Medium-heavy body, Very good, but the sweetness dominates a bit too much (for me). Not exactly cloying, but too much.
Hypo_Luxa (46) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured amber. Soft belgian yeast. Mild bourbon smell.
Honey spice, Jelly jam, delayed boozy burn is the only indicator of it being 10%. Very soft on the palate. The carbonation gives a great mouth feel.
Light bourbon flavor allows all the other flavors to open up.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1226) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting at KyotoLefty’s place. A dark red amber pour with a thick off-white head. A strong bourbon aroma with belgian yeast fruity notes. Bourbon/whiskey & vanilla notes. This is a barrel-aged beer all the way. Technically competent and a good example of what barrel aging can do.
KyotoLefty (5794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, biscuity malt, yeasty spice. Pretty amber orange with lace. Sweet malt, vanilla, caramel, jammy fruits, light honey. Soft, silky cabonation, oily body. Lovely body. Finished dry.