Frax (51) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bacco. Drink before 8/15/19. Sweet, sugary aroma. Pours a dark amber and maintains a thick, frothy head. Lightly spiced with soft bourbon notes in the finish. Not as in your face as most bourbon ales, really nice.
witthatsbier (490) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark copper colour with a white foamy head
Aroma is sweet spice clove cinnamon
Taste is sweet with soft fruit spicy
not a beer I really like,
Saeglopur (1598) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from BeerLovers Vienna, bottled 07/2014.
Copper-orange, hazy body, with a big, frothy, yellowish head.
Sweet aroma of dried fruits, berries, some apricots, caramel, marzipan, vanilla, oak, subtle bourbon.
Taste is more on the dry side and quite simple, with oak, dried fruits, caramel, spices, some bourbon, some alcohol.
Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes quite moderate, medium dry, medium sweet, wooden, a bit spicy.
Very nice. The nose is really lovely, with a dense combination of sweet fruits, sweet malts and the barrel notes. The taste and the finish are a bit underwhelming though, while still not bad. Overall not outstanding maybe, but better than the Port version in my opinion.
rafaelagp (27) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - FEB 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Side by side comparison with the Port BA. Head is beige, thick, lasting and leaves some lacing. Body is medium, reddish brown, medium carbonation and acid, lots of mouth watering. Aroma is oaky, slightly smoked with a bit of malt sweetness. Tastes of oak wood, some esters and malt, very dry. Alcohol is very well hidden.
ciocanelu (905) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark orange color with huge, beige head. Aroma is intense on the dried, dark fruits like raisins and dates, along with brown sugar and a bit of bourbon in the background. Taste starts quite balanced, just a bit leaning on the sweet side. You get the dried fruits, burnt sugar, a bit of butterscotch and a slight molasses note. Finish is quite bitter, toasty and earthy. Body is medium to heavy with a good amount of carbonation that gets more mellow after it sits a bit in the glass. Quite nice overall, much better than the Port BA version. There isn’t a ton of bourbon but I think that’s ok, you can still taste the base beer with some nice bourbon notes in the background.
daje (3349) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Nydalen Bryggeri, january 22nd 2016. Dark amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of plums and toffee, wood, spicy yeast. Taste is sweet with bourbon and spices, dark fruits, pleasant palate, rich "belgian" aftertaste. A very good beer.
fombe89 (1778) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella. @Kraken, Oviedo 06/02/2016. Bottled: 07/2014
Color amarillo oscuro, aromas caramelo, sabor dulce, licor, notas especiadas, buena.
WVHouseofBeer (996) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a vibrant orange color with a big frothy white head. Smells and tastes of honey, light fruit, toffee, caramel and some alcohol presence as well. Medium-full body. Overall I liked their Port-Aged beer more but this was really good too.
Stultus (32) - ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin white head, pours hazy amber. Candy sugar, malty, caramel aroma. Taste is sweet, malty; a little hoppy bitterness in the finish - bittersweet finish.
kajser27 (1125) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber to red colored, hazy, medium creamy off white head, very long lasting. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, fruity marmalade, chestnut honey, light vinous oak and bourbon. Taste is very sweet caramel, brown sugar, honey, toffee, dried fruits, some yeast, light+ spices, just enough of bourbon to add some more depth and not to overpower. Some alcohol and warmth, sweet finish. Full bodied, and honey viscous, soft carbonation.
(bottle, Cafe Rose Red, Brugge)