italianjohn (2411) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/brown murky pour thin to no off white head .... aroma of whiskey, smoked peated malts, spices .... taste is mostly of smoked peated malts, light whiskey, dry spicy .... flavors are very well put together .... abv hidden very well coriander and grains of paradise are light but evident .... finish is smokey and sweet ... good stuff
radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Murky brown in colour, thin lasting beige head, excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet, alcoholic, some musty yeast, fruity. Flavour is quite sweet, noticeable alcohol, lots of fruit, chocolate, caramel. Warm mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes quite warm, sweet, lingering. Again, the barrel aging seems to thin the beer out way to much.
alexsdad06 (6252) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a hazy reddish amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have big barrel character, smoke, wood, whiskey, some spices, but the barrel dominated this, not my favorite.
Alengrin (2730) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oak-aged spice ale with unstable, off-white head and a very fruity and rich aroma of peach, plum, woody tannins, single malt, coriander seed, brandy and madera; complex, fruity taste, sweetish with vivid spicy hints, drying coriander, smooth with a warming, woody, long and complex finish.
jbrana (526) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tons of sweet dark fruit, peppery yeast, and slight black pepper flavor. Slight licorice and citrus.
hotstuff (4345) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 5-22-2010 (Bottle) When poured, this has a medium sized beige head that mostly diminshes, opaque orange brown body, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, coriander, spicy, and alcohol. The taste is sweet, sugar, spicy, coriander, and boozy. The palate is smooth and very warming. This beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this is a nice sipping beer.
rubbishystuff (1909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some whiskey, cherry, spices and woody flavors. Hides the strength well. Would be too much be there was a touch of sour which really balanced things out. Kind of just OK but also kind of really good. Serving: Bottle
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Over the top out of this world goooood! The nose is pretty weird. I guess itís the grains of paradise. I thought it smelled like a can of stewed tomatoes and soy sauce. Forget that though. Awesome cloudy brown. I stirred up the bottom and got all the dust. Really blows it up. The flavor is strong and spicy and complex. Nutmeg, coriander, pepper, soy. dark fruit, musty, wood, very very slight whiskey element. This is one of the best beers I have ever had the pleasure to experience! 92 rating is soooo wrong.
monk191 (1179) - California, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very interesting beer. Pours a nice thick red-brown. Smells great, strawberries and pineapple and whiskey, and maybe even some prosciutto. Taste however, is very different. Extremely smoky and whiskey, pretty intense. Couldn't have very much. Give credit for trying something new, but not a fan of the taste.
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Beergeek23322 (2569) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
september 2010. From bottle. pours darm hazy brown with a tan head. The whisky barrel really shows through and numbs other flavors. Roasted malt and dried fruit are present, but itís all about the oak.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Cloudy brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Dark caramel malts, dark fruits, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, banana, clove, pepper, coriander, grains of paradise, other spices, candi sugar, cocoa, and some booze.
T - Dark caramel malts, raisins and other dark fruits, oak, vanilla, whiskey, Belgian yeast, clove, banana, pepper, coriander, grains of paradise, other spices, candi sugars, cocoa, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, warming, and estery finish.
D - Great barrel aged BSDA. Great overall balance.