brokensail (15269) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Thanks, Beau. Copper in color with minimal foam. Has aromas of brandy and bourbon right away. Lots of sweet fruit cake, vanilla, and raisin. Big time banana and toasted cake, maybe some snickerdoodle cookie. Nice enough spice. Just very, very sweet and a touch boozy, so a small sample is good for me.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. aluminum bottle shared by b3shine at the RB Awards - thanks again, Beau! Pours a clear flat amber tea color with no head. At least the beer itself has more depth than the appearance suggests - vanilla, brown sugar, coconut, caramel, dark and dried fruits, and oak. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. A bit uneven and thin, but not bad.
DSG (10579) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Amber-brown. Vanilla, caramel, cookies. Sweet.
Homer321 (3831) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG 2016. A light bourbon nose. Slightly watery. Taste follows. Light alcohol warming. Taste opens up a bit more malt complexity. Light smoke and caramel. Nice.
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aluminum Bottle at ratebeer best. Deep copper brown pour with no head. Aroma is boozy, lots of caramel, light fruitiness. Taste is sweet, boozy, rich toasty caramel, vanilla. Palate is full bodied with med carbonation. Good.
adnielsen (10374) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at the rbwg thanks to Beau shn. Hazy reddish orange appearance with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, pear, apple aroma. Somewhat thick mouth feel. A bunch of caramel, chocolate, and candy bar in the mouth. Not too sweet. The fruity notes completed the beer well.
b3shine (7737) - Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz aluminum screw top to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a translucent dark amberish brown with lighter beige head. Smells malty with notes of toffee, vanilla, and oak alongside a mild caramel (green) apple presence. Tastes like it smells with a smooth medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Some caramel on the tongue as well. Good beer.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour on tap, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma had big bourbon, oak, sweet caramelized sugars, nice vanilla in there, hints of smoky notes in there as well with some spice. Taste is a mix of vanilla, oak and nice bourbon notes on the sweeter side, some molasses, some caramelized sugars, spicy notes, finshing sweet. Tasty.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap - Pours very dark brown with a minimal tan head. It has a rich bourbon aroma with notes of toffee and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet and bourbon led with caramel, vanilla, and wood apparent. It’s even easy drinking. Yum!
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 800 degrees pours a dark brown with a tan head. Bourbon oak sweet malts and caramel taste. Vanilla oak bourbon malt taste. Great beer