Beergeek23322 (1709) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/10/2012. 750 ml. bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet fruity aromas with malt, caramel, spices. Oaky flavors, sweet, tangy and boozy. Good stuff.
CapFlu (4245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great oak scent with a caramel candy and bruised fig. Cloyingly sweet body adds levels of headaches to my tomorrow life, but tonight this is nice, mellow and the old ale is a nice base. I'd say the 15%ABV is well hidden but burnt rubber may be well hidden by this overly caramel sweetness. Some melon,molasses and bandaid lost in the mash of swollen toffee. Nice.
BSchnab (118) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is string bourbon and alcohol, appearance is dark brown, taste is sweet bourbon liquroish, overall good but not great
adnielsen (7583) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Matt’s house from our Reserve Society membership. Pours a murky orangish brown appearance with a thin tan head. A bit oxidized, caramel, herbal/woody, mild dark fruity, light grape aroma. Actually, pretty nice rich toffee, bourbon flavor that has a pretty warm finish with plenty of vanilla.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at local tasting, tasted next to the brandy version, pours pitch black with a light brown head, tons of sugar and sweetness on the nose, good amount of maple sugar and malt, the flavor is pretty much the same and what you would expect out of this thing, tons of caramel and sweetness, had this along with the brandy and chocolate rain within 20 minutes of each other. I feel like I should see a doctor or something.
kcorum10 (265) - Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruit edition. Pours an amber color with a thin off white head. Aromas of maple sugars and sweet Malta. Flavors of much of the same. Great beer.
Allesgute (9) - Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at the bruery tasting room. It's good and boozy 15% is a bit much. You an taste the blend too. It's delicious.
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ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, Fruet edition, 2012. nice to finally try the 100% barrel aged version of this anniversary brew. pours a deep, garnet red capped by a thin layer of beige that leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is absolutely excellent with huge notes of fresh, melted toffee, caramel candies, yellow cake, and rich vanilla backed by raisin bread, toasted oak, mellow bourbon, and subtle spices. flavor is wonderful as well with rich, smoky bourbon, toasted wood, spicy booze, and vanilla up front backed by rich pralines, dates, fig newton cookies, and just a hint of cocoa on the back end. palate is full bodied with light carbonation and a dry, slightly sweet, woody finish. overall, this is a great effort from the Bruery. well put together.
merc7186 (1476) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Very Mild Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Bourbon, Oak, Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Mildly Boozy
T: Bourbon, Brown Sugar, Vanilla, Dark Fruit
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Smooth, Mildly Bozy
Overall, a really strong old ale with a solid smoothe taste that masks the booze. Solid Solid Solid.
madvike (2382) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by rschnake...thanks Rob! - Pours murky brown with a thin tan ring of head. Nose is caramel, warm and sharp booze with big bready and dark malt. Real sweet and sugary taste, yeasty and bready. Thinnish with low carbonation. Huh.