bigguns22 (728) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is complex musty,oaky,bourbon and wine notes. Brown in color small tan head. Flavors of oak, bourbon and coconut are most noted. Clean and a touch sweet at 15.5 that you would never guess in will creep up on you.
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fletchfighters (1253) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark brown color. Light brown head.
Fantastic nose. Bourbon, butter, oak, toffee, vanilla, leather, and alcohol.
bourbon, vanilla, toffee, molasses, dark fruits and slight amounts of oak. Sweet and sticky taste.
Quite smooth for such a sticky and sweet beer. Developing sherry and port qualities very quickly. Wonderful beer that really needs to be shared due to the alcohol and the content of what it is. Still quite brilliant
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown/amber, light ring of cream head. Nose is rich caramel, dough, syrup, toffee, sticky, and chewy. Great on the palate, light sherry, rich toffee, caramel, dough, and light alcohol.
b79turner (241) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Wow! Fantastic! This beer is one of my favorites, Cuir and Coton were wonderful. The bourbon barrel aging really stands out with this beer. Definitely richer, more bourbon, a little sweeter. This is a "must try"!
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Jimmeekrek (52) - - DEC 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Share with Dembonz to celebrate the end of Novembeer. MASSIVE beer here. Huge flavors of molasses and bourbon, as well as caramel and vanilla. Very sweet, but not overly sweet. Great bottle to share. Thanks again Wrye, this was amazing.
demmbonz (664) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared bottle #00038 with NovemBEER founders jimmeekrek and linzbeth on 11/30. Sweet and syrupy. HUGE oak/bourbon aroma. Fruity and delicious. One of the best things Iíve tasted...plant, animal, or beer.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man this beer is a beast. Itís not a beer to drink by yourself thatís for sure. Shared last night with the guys. Big thanks to Ryan for hosting and providing so many great bottles. This may have been my favorite. Although you certainly could taste the alcohol. At 15.5% itís kinda hard to cover it up. Each sip was an explosion of flavor. Layered complexity. It just went on and on. Would gladly drink this again. Easily the best Old Ale that Iíve ever experience. The bourbon barrel works seamlessly for this beer. Nuanced and amazing.
beerbastard (780) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
My Thanksgiving beer! Damn good choice on my part! Yellow waxed top. Cloudy brown, no head, but it had legs. Big malty Burbon nose with wood, vanillas, and booze. Very strong malty Burbon flavors, followed by dark fruits. Well blended with a aged taste and aromas to it. Warming! Fantastic! Worth the price, for a special occasion.
RichTheVillan (4459) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wine; I knew from pouring this would be a wow beer great aroma flowing from the glass heavy caramel infused alcohol, pours dark brown slight head, first sip gives off big alcohol vibes with sweet bourbon tastes, this is a big impressive beer. Plum, raisin, winter fruits, xmas pudding, awkward wax cap. Want to try again ended up sniffing the last morsel of drink in the glass.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: The body is a beautiful dark brown, it appears clear but itís hard to tell, there is almost no head, just a thin tan head with poor retention.
Aroma: The aroma is very heavy on oak, very woody, light bourbon notes, hints of vanilla, almost all barrel here, but thereís some dark fruits as well, grapes come to mind.
Taste: This is dominated by dark fruits, black cherries, grapes, very wine-like. The barrel notes are very tame compared to the aroma, oak is throughout with some bourbon and light vanilla on the finish, warming alcohol goes down the throat.
Palate: Thick and very lightly carbonated.
Overall: This is very winey and I like it, this is complex and a very good sipper, my biggest gripe with this is the price and getting the wax off. I have another bottle Iíll age for a while and see how it turns out.